If you want to improve your mood, lower feelings of stress and reduce cravings and addictions then one of the best ways to see these benefits is to improve your diet.
If you take antidepressants, they may be causing a serious side effect that you are not aware of. Fortunately, the solution can be found in relying upon a healthy diet to balance your inner ecosystem and greatly improve your digestive health.
On top of limiting your sugar intake and eating a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods, there are a handful of easy to find and easy to use supplements that can be very helpful in lifting your mood any time of year. With cooler temperatures and shorter days setting in, I wanted to share some helpful ways to beat the winter blues and manage your mood naturally.
Two studies link diets high in processed foods, sugar, and omega-6 fats to depression in women and ties whole-food diets to a reduced risk. Women who ate a junky “Western” diet were 52 percent more likely to develop depression and 76 percent more likely to develop anxiety.
Brad asked me the other night why anxiety and depression are seemingly so widespread, including the use of prescription medication to manage their symptoms. We had been discussing my anxiety and depression and my recently-undertaken quest to wean myself off the two medications I currently take. We agreed that it seems to affect women more than men.