Managing the Mind: Holistic Mood Management.

From time to time, almost many of us can and almost certainly will experience various states of emotional discord and mood fluctuations at some point or another in our lives. Depending on the situation, the range of emotions can be very impactful and wide ranging. How can we manage our moods related to light emotional imbalances and in between stressful situations in a natural manner? On this question, it leaves a lot to think about. While severe mental health issues and imbalances should be addressed by a Specialist, we can take steps to manage mild symptoms that people experience, from a Holistic approach.

Where we get our selenium and B-vitamins from matters so much. The first step in managing the mind holistically is to get an influx of Vitamin E, selenium, and B-vitamins to set the stage to keep a balanced mood; this is the foundation for building on with herbs and targeted foods for a more solid program. As stated before, Specialist have experience in addressing ADHD, ADD and severe depression. Yet if we are not under the care of a Specialist and experience a range in moods more often than not, the key is to work on it, even anticipate it, especially when you feel them coming on.

In some cases, mild mood imbalances are at the root of some type of current or some unresolved traumas that may have taken place. And in some cases, they can be nutrition deficiency related, or a combination of the two. From a Naturopathic perspective, improper nutrient intake is a major part of people’s imbalances in life in general; including mood imbalances. The key is to be proactive and always pushing towards Vitality for the win. While mood imbalances can be extensive, we want to address three common ones that Naturopaths are presented with on a regular basis, Anxiety, Mild Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Here are some targeted considerations to address these Holistically. Again, if you are experiencing severe symptoms, please contact a Mental Health Specialist.

Anxiety:  Herbs: Bilberry and Gingko to slow down the free radicals that promote stress.

               Foods: Asparagus, black strap molasses and apricots. These boost magnesium, calcium, and potassium, all of which gets depleted when stressed.

Mild Depression: Herbs: Lemon Balm and Oat Straw Herb, known to calm and liven the mind.

                             Foods: More complex carbohydrates that effect the nervous system. Including 50 to 60% raw fruits and vegetables, while eliminating processed foods as much as possible.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Herbs: Astragalus and Echinacea to work with the adrenal glands while at the same time preventing infections that come along with excessive fatigue.  Ginger, moringa and maca root herb are also stabilizing herbs that allow the body to adjust.

                                  Foods: Plant-Based sources of Acidophilus to balance the microbiome, which also impacts our mood.

We’ve covered only a mere aspect of this topic as we know that it goes much deeper; yet a good place to start.  What we place in our bodies makes all the difference for our health, both physical and mental. Learn about which formulas resonate with you the most for greater outcomes for success.

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