As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Professional Cancer Coach, I know how food can affect your mood. There is growing evidence that the foods we eat can affect how we feel and our energy levels. There is a great book called "The food-Mood Connection" by Gary Null, Ph.D. Many of the mental health diseases of today can be linked to nutrient deficiencies and gut health. Years ago & even today, people go on low fat diets to try and lose weight and we are now seeing that the best way to feel great and lose weight is not to cut out the FAT, but to increase healthy fats which are especially needed for brain health and function! Eating a diet full of sugar, processed foods, excess alcohol, pop and fruit juices which are all just sugar is going to affect not only your physical health but your mental health as well.
Many of us as adults have a lot of stress either from work, relationships, finances, children and pressures we place upon ourselves. Its more important now than ever to find ways to reduce your stress by exercising, meditating, having a warm bath, diffuse essential oils to life your mood or go for a massage or a healing Reiki energy session. Get 7-8 hrs of quality sleep each night, this will help relieve stress and make you feel much better during the day. We need sunshine, Vitamin D to help boost mood and it is responsible for over 100 different processes in the body. If you live in Canada, you are likely Vitamin D deficient in the winter months...
My heart goes out to the teens in today's society. Many are struggling with depression, sadness, and stress. Their bodies are stressed with not only poor food choices and lack of nutrients but stress from electro magnetic fields. Wireless cell phones, cell towers, wireless meters put stress on the body and has been found to be a link to cancer. We need to encourage them to eat well, exercise daily, get plenty of sunshine, get plenty of sleep and encourage positive relationships.
Now in my mid 40's, after finding and using Time Line Therapy to let go of Negative Emotions, I was able to wean myself off my morning anti depressant for the first time in over 30 years! I specifically let go of "Depression", and I am no longer depressed. Even when life events happen that are sad, it is appropriate sadness without the overwhelming feelings of a full blown depression or sadness. I now incorporate all that I've learned in what I call keys2healing which are using Holistic Nutrition, Exercise, Time Line Therapy, NLP, Hypnotherapy & Reiki Energy Healing into my coaching practice and I know I can help others to break free of depression, stress & illness using my keys2healing. Contact me for a free discovery conversation if you would like to create optimal health and healing in your life.