Healthy Moods

Are your moods affecting your relationships, work, or quality of life?

There is a strong relationship between what we are eating and thinking and how we feel. We need to get the correct nutrition for healthy brain function. A diet lacking in protein, essential fatty acids, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and vitamin D can affect the production and functioning of our neurotransmitters, which help us stay calm and happy.

It is also common for people with mood changes to have blood sugar imbalances. Do you notice you feel agitated or irritable between meals and need some chocolate to change your mood? By learning the foods and nutrients that can balance your blood sugar levels you will feel more energised, less irritable, more productive, and happier.

The state of our digestive system (known as our second brain) is also related to our neurological and psychological health. Have you noticed that when you are angry, stressed or worried you will get tummy upset, diarrhoea or indigestion? Well it works the other way as well: your unhealthy digestive system effects your brain and your moods.

For example:

If your liver is congested you may feel irritable and angry.

If you have food intolerances you can feel depressed.

Others factors that may be affecting your mood are stress and the quality and amount of sleep you are getting

Kylie will help you with: