For those who suffer from anxiety know the
symptoms can be quite overwhelming. Along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and
possible pharmacologic interventions, nutrition can play an important role in
First and foremost, try and consume the right
amount of calories. Too many or too little calories can increase anxiety
symptoms. Practice mindfulness along with becoming in tune with hunger and
fullness ques to work towards finding your calorie zone.
As the New Year rolls
around all you see is “New Year, New You” all over advertisements. But it’s not
as easy as adding a supplement, getting a gym membership or restricting a
specific type of food. I like to think of the New Year as a fresh start to
transform your mindset, diet and lifestyle to a healthier and happier you.
How often have you wondered what someone else was thinking? Do you ever think someone hasn’t heard what you said? Were they hearing you, but not really listening? Are you communicating what you want and what you need?
The truth is, we are not mind readers, we don’t know if people heard us, and sometimes, (alright fine, most times) we don’t say what we mean despite our best intentions.
More than several times, I’ve had people walk into my office and ask me why this is happening to their brother, sister, daughter, uncle, mother, again when they have had a good week/month/year.
Mental health is a constant uphill battle. People are allowed to have good days mixed in with their bad day. Those individuals battling mental health issues work incredibly hard to hang on to good days. However, it is difficult for our loved ones to understand the harsh realities of constantly struggling with mood disorders and mental illness.