Every day, as we learn more and more about what makes the COVID-19 virus tick, and we start to understand important things we can do right now to protect ourselves, we realize they all can be supported by the foods we eat!
Constipation is one of those all-too-common health annoyances that virtually everyone suffers through from time to time. Granted the occasional bout is disruptive and can make you feel, dare we say it, crappy, frequent bouts can be a warning – or at least a nudge from your gut telling you to start paying it more attention.
For years, my wellness colleagues and I have designated sugar as the number one dietary evil, a true destroyer of health. And, though most people still eat way too much of it, U.S. consumption is finally on a slow decline. But the battle for your health is far from over. There is another killer on the loose and that one is ‘vegetable’ oil. In my opinion, the stuff is just as big a problem as sugar and should be eliminated from our diets just as quickly.
Some people are born optimistic, while others choose it, learn to embrace it, or, resist it altogether. But in the middle of a pandemic, maintaining optimism may require more effort, even for those who don’t usually struggle.
Here’s a silver lining in the pandemic we’re all stuck in the middle of. With each passing day, we learn more about the COVID-19 virus and how it behaves. That, in turn, inches us closer to winning the battle against it. But we’re still in the early stages, with many more questions than answers.
Living through the COVID-19 era has taught us quite a few lessons, as well as given us the time to contemplate them. Though no one can say for sure what’s next, safe to say things will be different and, in ways we can’t yet imagine, challenging. Going forward, supporting our mental health will be just as important as taking care of our physical health as we make the transition to life after lockdown.