Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body (continued)

In the first part of this article I talked about the importance that acknowledging our feelings, journalling, gratitude and socializing plays in our mental health. Below are some other tools and habits. Of course trying to incorporate them all at once would be contrary to mental health. Ask yourself which ones might create more meaning … Continue reading Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body (continued)

Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body

As the research grows, researchers are finding that both mental and physical illnesses are a result of unaddressed emotional wounds or trauma. Several pain syndromes that lack medical explanation such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and IBS-- to name a few, are associated with chronic stress and emotional traumas.  Often it is not the situations … Continue reading Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body

An Anti-Anxiety Tool Kit – A Holistic Approach

It is important to know that while anxiety and depression are both undesirable states, anxiety is in fact considered the opposite of depression. Anxiety is a high energy, wired state while depression lacks all motivation and energy. Some individuals experience both, but many others are more prone to one or the other. According to mental … Continue reading An Anti-Anxiety Tool Kit – A Holistic Approach

Eat Your Anxiety, Starve Your Sadness

Managing anxiety and depression with diet is gaining increasing awareness as people are becoming more aware of the mind-body connection or what I like to refer to as 'yes your head is attached to the rest of your body'. You really can't fully understand how much your diet impacts you mentally until you try it … Continue reading Eat Your Anxiety, Starve Your Sadness

Managing Mental Health with Lifestyle

In my last two posts I talked about how underlying conditions such as glandular problems and gut imbalances in the body can greatly affect your mental health. While the previously discussed imbalances may be factors to be considered, mental health experts are finding that lifestyle is one of the most significant factors that affect our … Continue reading Managing Mental Health with Lifestyle

Your Gut, Your Second Brain – Mind Altering Bugs to Beat Anxiety and Depression

I was over the moon excited to write this post because the recent discoveries on how the gut affects our mental health is so incredibly hopeful and refreshing. Let's face it--for most people, mental health has been a revolving door and for many it has been that case for years, even decades. The idea that … Continue reading Your Gut, Your Second Brain – Mind Altering Bugs to Beat Anxiety and Depression

Mental Health – It’s Not All in Your Head

Deepak Chopra describes anxiety perfectly when he says, “The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. When anxiety or depression creep in, there are no boundaries to where our minds will go. When I look back on past worries, I can now … Continue reading Mental Health – It’s Not All in Your Head

The Great- Unsaturated Fat to Improve Your Brain, Your Mood and Your Heart

Hopefully by now you are getting the picture that we need all kinds of fats to be healthy, but zero trans fats since they are in no way healthy or natural. Unsaturated Fats are another kind of fat that we need. This is often the kind of fat your body is craving the most when you are craving other … Continue reading The Great- Unsaturated Fat to Improve Your Brain, Your Mood and Your Heart

The Good – Saturated Fats (Part 2)

A lot of the mis-guided information about saturated fats came from poorly done studies.  Testing saturated fats on rabbits (who are not designed to consume meat) and comparing this to humans was the first mistake. Not paying attention to other factors in the subjects’ diet, like carbohydrates, was the biggest mistake. In 2010, an extensive … Continue reading The Good – Saturated Fats (Part 2)

Fats: A Big Fat Lie

Have you ever wondered why you crave fried, fatty foods after a night of drinking? It’s because alcohol depletes your body and brain of fat and it wants it back! As a result you end up craving any kind of fat. Usually we end up opting for french fries, burgers, or hotdogs—the greasier the better. … Continue reading Fats: A Big Fat Lie