Change your Food to Change your Mood

by Trace on November 10, 2009

This book will dramatically improve your health and your wealth in a truly down to earth way and easy to implement on a day-to-day basis. Dr Gordon Ku, Author “Dr House’s Prescription to Escape The 9 to 5”

There are many explanations for the cause-and-effect relationship between food and mood. Here are some examples:

1. Fluctuations in blood sugar levels are associated with changes in mood & energy, and are affected by what we eat.

2. Brain chemicals (neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and acetylcholine) influence the way we think, feel & behave. They can also be affected by what we have eaten.

3. There can be abnormal reactions to artificial chemicals in foods, such as artificial colourings & flavourings.

4. Poor digestion can result in poor absorption of nutrients and malabsorption in the bowel, leading to “leaky gut”. Toxins can escape the bowel and end up in the brain interfering with neurotransmitters in the brain.

You can read more from Chapter 5 in my book How To Overcome Stress Naturally, where Julie Wood RN, Nutrition Medicine Practitioner & Aromatherapist reveals how simple changes in your diet can have a powerful effect on your mood and physical health.

If you change the food that you eat it can have a positive impact on your mood & change the chemical balance in the brain.

Choose the right foods:  (sample from my book)

Proteins – encourages production of dopamine and noradrenaline, which produces alertness, mental energy & faster reaction time. The effects of eating protein lasts 2-3 hours.

Chicken & Turkey are recognised as high in trytophan which naturally boosts serotonin (calming effect on the brain).

Sardines are high in zinc & calcium.

Apricots – rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, vitamin A & C, has an abundant supply of iron & postassium (help regulate blood pressure and regular bowel movement), contains trytophan which helps induce sleep & relaxation.

Bananas – Need a quick energy boost? Rich in potassium, B6 & vitamin C

Pumpkin Seeds – good source of magnesium (heart health, strengthen bones & teeth), helps the body absorb calcium & potassium. A glaring symptom of magnesium deficiency is depression.

Almonds – eating 12/day provides you with the recommended daily allowance of essential fatty acids (good fat!)

I highly recommend we each take responsibility for our health and the health of our family and the nourishing food that does influence our mood and our body chemistry.

Following HH The Dalai Lama Theme…

“Our Future, Who Is Responsible?”

I invite you to attend the Public Talks by HH The Dalai Lama in Australia from 1st – 10th December 2009.

Come along to be profoundly moved and motivated to take responsibility and create positive change in your life.

Visit the Dalai Lama in Australia website to book your tickets now…

dlia_web_banner_squareThe purpose of our lives is to be happy. The Dalai Lama

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