Feeding Our Whole Body What It Needs
- Body-Mind healing -
Nutritional psychology is a discipline that has been being defined recently, and it focuses on the relationship between our mental health and diet. Many recent studies show the connection between our diet and our mood and behaviors. You can learn more about nutritional psychology here.
Integrative Approach to Mental Health
Since our brain is a part of our body, and our body consists of what we eat and what we do to it, our overall lifestyle and diet do have influence on how we feel, think, and behave. For example, the symptoms of blood sugar fluctuation may mimic the symptoms of anxiety, and chronic high level of stress can disturb our sleep cycle, causing irritability and emotional instability. This is why it is critical to address the whole body as a intricate system when we aim to improve mental health.
How can I help?
Here is my full disclosure that I am not a dietitian, nutritionist, or a certified health coach. Therefore, I will not be able to provide a dietary plan or exercise regimen. Because this topic has been one of my personal and professional interests, I have completed a few training courses and continue to self-study it. I also incorporate knowledge on how traumatic experiences can change our nervous system and stress response.
Here is how I could support you, if you are open to it:
I would respect it completely, if you do not want to discuss your body in your counselor's office.
But if you are open to it, I am here to help you as much as I can.