The philosophy of holistic nutrition is that one’s health is an expression of the complex interplay between the physical and chemical, mental and emotional, as well as spiritual and environmental aspects of one’s life and being.
Mental and emotional well-being is complex. I believe one of the best things we can start with in this space, is to be gentle with ourselves. The world won’t always be kind, so be sure to treat yourself with kindness.
Staying positive can sometimes be hard, especially when faced with repeated problems or adversity. But trying to stay positive and learning to let go of things outside of your control can eventually lead you to always look for the good in any situation, even if it seems impossible.
Coming from a nutritionist-in-training, I’m sure this will come as no surprise to you!, but the right foods can help improve not only our physical health, but our mental health, as well. In fact our state mind and mental wellness is directly related to the food we eat.
Scientists have found that gut bacteria produce many other neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and GABA, which are critical for mood, anxiety, concentration, reward, and motivation. The gut microbiome can cause changes in how our brains react.
So feed your body and brain the right anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense and quality foods to support your gut!
And be gentle with you. You are special. 🤗