It’s July! I cannot believe we are in to the 7th month of the year!
New month, and new focus for my Health & Happiness Project. In July I plan to explore and write about everything to do with gut health.
I’ll be making bone broth, eating lots of fermented foods, eating a wide variety of plant foods, exploring probiotics and a few other strategies which I will write about in due course.
Some of my favourite books about gut health are shown here in this photograph.
- The Gut Makeover by Jeannette Hyde
- Gut by Giulia Enders
- The Clever guts Diet by Dr Michael Mosley
- Missing Microbes by Martin Blaser
- Secrets from Chuckling Goat by Shann Nix Jones
Two other fantastic books on gut health (that I have lent to friends and hence are not in the photo) are Brain Maker by Dr Perlmutter, and my all-time favourite Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr Ruscio.
I’ll also be using Action for Happiness’ July focus and calendar: Jump Back Up July 2021 – daily actions to help you find ways to bounce back.
All of us have times of stress, loss, failure or trauma in our lives. But how we respond to these has a big impact on our wellbeing. We often cannot choose what happens to us, but in principle we can choose our own attitude to what happens. In practice it’s not always easy, but one of the most exciting findings from recent research is that resilience, like many other life skills, can be learned.
Taking in the Good
Also – since I find it so helpful to boosting my happiness and mood – I’ll also still be ‘taking in the good’ like I did in June – noticing and savouring the good things that happen each day, whether big or small, and writing three good things down each day.
I’ll be making an effort this month to post lots of seasonal recipes for you, and I’m working on a free recipe book with whole food recipes using the best of this month’s ingredients.
What’s in Season in July?
Long days and (hopefully) lots of sun means British crops are yielding abundantly now and many lend themselves perfectly to cool, summery salads. If you don’t have a garden or allotment, you can still enjoy the best of the summer with supermarket’ shelves packed full of seasonal treats.
- Courgettes and summer squash
- French beans
- Lettuce and other salad leaves
- New potatoes
- Peas and mangetout
- Runner beans
- Spring onions
What to Forage in July
- Fat hen
- Salad burnet
- Ground elder
- Sow thistle
- Nettles (regrowth and seeds)
- Bush vetch
- Wild thyme
- Wild strawberries
- Wild cherries
- Wild raspberries
- Early blackberries
- Himalayan balsam
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