Another great reason to take care of our of second “brain”. Fascinating to see how important the gut microbiome is to our overall health!
More and more research is showing that inflammation in your gut can effect your body. The gut/brain connection is real and should be taken into account when you are sick and not feeling as good as you should. The old adage you are what you eat seem to be right more and more.
We are still learning about the effects of screen time on our children’s brain. Let’s keep this information in mind while our kids are off school during Christmas break!
“In extreme cases, researchers also said that some brain scans of 9- and 10-year-olds who spend more than seven hours a day using electronic devices show a thinning of the brain’s cortex, which usually happens later in development.”
Have your kids go outside and play! It’s better for their brains!
*Need help limiting screen time? Trying printing out a chore/activity chart to have your kids complete for small amounts of screen time at a time! Stocking up on board games will also be helpful during the cold months as an alternative to video games or cell phone use.