Eating your way out of depression…
These are the top 5 foods that can affect mental health:
1.Potato Chips & Fries.
4. Hot Dogs.
Not only are these foods not good for us, but it puts you at risk for depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity. Fries, burgers, and potato chips all have so much saturated fat, and its hard to digest in the body so it puts you in a food coma also known as the “itis” and makes you feel sluggish. However, in hot dogs its mainly processed meat, and full of high levels of fat and sodium. It has chemicals that can cause cancer called nitrosamine. Next sugary soft drinks are mainly linked to depression because these drinks have so much influence in the amount of endorphin that our bodies can develop, so it puts you at high risk for depression. Consuming a lot…
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- Smiling Primed My Brain for Happiness – a great to post to which I’ll add that faking a smile really does lead to you feeling as if you truly do want to smile…I’ve tried it, it works…and there’s research to back it up…something about your brain deducing that if you’re smiling, then, you must be happy.
- How to Have a Lovely Day
- A Meditation: A True Smile
- The Art of Smiling – benefits of smiling, etc.
- Instant Mood Lifters – what makes you smile?
- Foods and Drinks that Can Help Your Smile – taking care of your physical smile
- Being Happy – a great “how to” post
- Beautiful Smile – animal smiles
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Sleep advice from an ND…
My blog last week was about the connection between sleep deprivation and blood sugar issues. My goal was to encourage people to sleep more to help improve their overall health, but some people know they need more sleep but are struggling with insomnia. There are two different patterns of insomnia. Some people have trouble falling asleep. For others, the issue is staying asleep. Today I am focusing on this second type of insomnia known as sleep fragmentation. As I mentioned in my blog last week, insufficient sleep can lead to elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, but sleep fragmentation can in turn be due to increased levels of cortisol. Stress can increase cortisol levels and shift peak cortisol production to later in the day, which may interfere with sleep. Our cortisol level is supposed to decline throughout the day so it doesn’t keep us awake at night…
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