Do you experience fluctuations in mood? Are you prone to depression?
Does your energy change throughout the day, affecting your mental focus? Are you feeling unmotivated?
There are a number of nutritional imbalances that can contribute to how you are feeling. Let me introduce you to some mood food’s, essential for brain function and neurotransmitter production, that you can easily add to your green smoothie.
What is GABA?
How is GABA related to my Anxiety? Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter within the body that is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system. GABA acts as the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
Relevance of GABA to Anxiety and Mental Health
Low GABA levels are associated with a range of conditions affecting the nervous system, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, epilepsy, panic attacks and PTSD.
I am 2 days shy of 45 years and yet I am still learning the age old law of trying to reap more than I can sow. It was an all too familiar scene - last Sunday afternoon lying on the bed in tears (hoping the kids wouldn't find me) lamenting to my husband about my endless "to do list"; my anger at not being able to say "no" to many seemingly urgent yet unimportant priorities that I had inevitably responded "yes" to (I often think it is my way of procrastinating about the really important things that I REALLY need to do); and my inevitable feelings of being overwhelmed and exhausted.
Winter: Time to check in with our body's defence systems
It’s that time of year again when you can feel the sun outside starting to change and the days are getting shorter. How do our bodies cope with the change in season? As we are now in the last month before Winter is upon us, it’s the perfect time to check in and support our immune system.
Any time I scan the paid-presentation channels I always see the latest ‘fad’ exercise machines being sold, with bikini clad models or Hollywood tough guys like Chuck Norris sweating away as they use them. I often wonder how many good old 1990s ab crunchers are gathering dust in people's sheds, products of older ‘fads’ never to be heard of again. Yoga however, with its 5000 year history, is one exercise routine that will never lose popularity, and the reasons for this are now being more fully understood by research.
Every person is a unique representation of the human species. Nowhere is this more evident than when we look at DNA. A defect in this storybook of life can alter a lot of processes in our body; one good example of this is Pyroluria.