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Your Brain On Food: Episode 24



“ A healthy outside starts from the inside”

 

What you eat matters for every aspect of your health, especially your mental health. Poor dietary patterns can increase the symptoms of depression, anxiety and decline your cognitive function. The food you eat affects how you feel. In this episode, I share tips on how to make simple adjustments to optimize your health and wellbeing on a cellular level.

 

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How to Stop Worrying and Ruminating: Episode 017



“ Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers or weeds”

 

Excessive worry or ruminating can have negative consequences. Repetitive negative thinking can lead to or perpetuate poor mental health. Recognizing the pattern and becoming more aware of the link between a person’s mood and their thoughts is the first step in learning adaptive strategies to reduce the impact of negative thinking. Tune in to this weeks episode to learn additional ways to stop worrying and ruminating.

 

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Covid-19 Psychological Distress: Episode 006



“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it” – Hellen Keller

There has been a shift from everyday “normal” to extreme uncertainty and loss due to the covid-19 virus, and for some, this will be traumatic. Emotional distress shows up in different ways; emotionally, cognitively, physically, spiritually and socially. There is no right or wrong way to feel; however it’s important to find healthy ways to cope. This episode offers a few things to consider to help you or a loved one cope in a healthy way.

 

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5 Lifestyle Habits that Will Improve Symptoms of Both Depression and Anxiety



HealthyLife1.  Exercise– Endorphins, which are feel good hormones, are released during exercise.  Exercise can include many activities and does not have to be limited to going to a gym or running or walking. Try going for a bike ride or swimming, dancing and even gardening. The point is to get your body moving.

2.  Sleep– Getting enough quality sleep is essential. Sleep has a significant effect on your mood as well as your cognition. People are grumpy and don’t think straight when they are tired. Implement a good sleep hygiene habit and get some ZZZ’s.

3.  Sunshine– Let the sun shine in! Get out into the sun everyday for 20 minutes. Research indicates that 20 minutes of sunlight into your eyes improves the levels of feel good neurotransmitters.

4.  Smile– Stress shows up in our face. Smiling can help reduce stress and change your mood. Smiling also releases endorphins, boosts your immune system, makes you look younger and is contagious. So, what are you waiting for 🙂

5.  Eat more whole foods– Nutritional imbalances can make you prone to depression and anxiety. Some of the most common levels that may be off and can contribute to mental health issues are: essential fats, homocysteine, serotonin, blood sugar, calcium, vitamin, D, B12, magnesium and food intolerances. So tap into food’s healing properties and stay away from processed foods.