Ever have a day when:
- you’re so distracted you get nothing done?
- you feel like crying but you’re not sure why?
- your brain is just fried from all the stress?
Maybe you know someone (or its you) who:
- is a grump a lot
- needs some focus help
- worries about everything!
Believe it or not, what we put in and on our bodies have a significant effect on all these things.
Tip 1: foods for better mood
If you haven’t heard about omega 3’s by now, you live in a cave and seriously need to get out more. Omega 3 fatty acids are amazing for brain and heart health as well as reducing inflammation in general. Eat more of these foods to get more omega 3 fatty acids, as well as taking a supplement:
- cold water fish like wild caught salmon, sardines, anchovies (my husband loves anchovies on his pizza)
- chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds (grind them fresh)
- spinach and basil
hmmm…this actually sounds like a really nice salad! YUM!!
Supporting your brain with molecules that make happy cells, allowing for secretion and uptake of serotonin and other neurotransmitters makes for happy, balanced people.
Even faster-working than nutrition are essential oils. That’s because when you smell, they go right to the brain stem via the olfactory nerve. smelling and diffusing certain oils will change a person’s ability to deal with stress, focus better, even be happier. Here is a very simple guide.
Stress: Lavender, grounding blend, citrus oils like orange, and lemon are calming.
Feeling Anxious: Lavender, grounding blend, ylang ylang, roman chamomile
Focus and calming distractions: Lemon, vetiver, grounding blend, patchouli
Mood and emotional issues manifest in our bodies in many ways. Essential oils and a balanced whole-food diet work hand in hand
Combining a good diet rich in brain supportive foods and essential oils can go a long way to heal brain inflammation caused by an imbalanced gut. This just scratches the surface for Mood Management. If you want more info, contact me.
Have a happy day! Elyse