Optimized Nutrition: the Organic Basis for Your Holistic Well-being

I get to start talking about how we can enhance our mental wellness through what we eat. And thereby create our ability for voice and sanity. I get so excited when it found this area of psychology that is called nutritional psychology during one of my recent continuing education experience.

Nutritional psychology gets to bridge the gap between psychology, helping the mind helping the person’s mind holistic well being. I would want to invite us to look at this beautiful picture of looking at the person in the most holistic fashion, mind, body, soul, and spirit. And therefore, then find ways to optimize all of it. And the idea is that through nutrition, we can get a far way.

We can really see how what we eat influences how we feel about ourselves. However, not only our mood ,our anxiety and overwhelm is influenced by what we eat, how we eat can really enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.

I would like to inspire you and me on an average budget who is consuming average foods every day. I don’t mean you need to become a chef or start shopping in a very expensive supermarket. Instead, how we can pay attention to our nutrition can help us support our mental well being.

This is not about giving you nutrition advice, because I’m not a nutritionist, and at the same time, I would simply like to inspire you to look for these small ways of eating in a way that makes a significant posititive influence on your way of being and feeling. Including an impact on your body’s ability to heal itself. S

I grew up on the farm in Germany, my family was relatively self sustaining food wise in my early childhood. Since we were self sustaining with a huge garden, I cannot remember my mother ever buying an apple in the store. We always had the apples from the tree and then also the food would be consumed in a relatively unprocessed fashion.

I wasn’t really aware how much our body is, is the one through the food that we take in, that gets to them produce the feel good hormone, serotonin, by the way that we eat.

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how you can use the food and mood journal

If you could throw a magic switch? How would you want your diet to look? How would you want the topic of food to feel like? Like running a marathon? Or like a beautiful walk that re-energizes and inspires you? And how would you want to see yourself successful?

Would you like to shepherd yourself by means of a way of eating that helps you and boosts your mood? For me, as simple as it may sound,  cooking a wholesome meal one out of three or four weekends is my goal. Success means to me that I seem myself shop and cook, not order takeout.

I’m going to invite you to brainstorm and think big and dream big. And it could be that to to see yourself successfully beating nighttime cravings, sugar cravings, craving certain beverages.

Other examples to see yourself successfully influencing your mental wellness through deliberate eating: being less critical of yourself; embracing your body as it ages. Wherever you are at, be invited to explore with me your opportunities for mental wellbeing and sanity through foods and microbiome supportive supplements:

The Secret Way to Mental Wellness

Mental wellness expert Casie Petersen shares her steps that launched her mental wellness (including her rewarding career) and made her a mentor to many who wish to pursue holistic mental wellness (including at work.

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how your brain-gut-axis is your ally

How you EAT your way OUT OF depression

Yes- two awesome things in ONE: leaving depression and anxiety behind by (healthy) EATING! Hear how you can eat yourself out of overwhelm and “wanna-throw-the-towl”. And here is one of the book about the mind-gut-connection by Emeran Mayer.
Plus his newest one on the gut-immune connection.

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how your brain-gut-axis is your ally

A lot on Your Plate: Food and Mood Journal Day 1 (cheatsheet enclosed)

Sherpa Sarah Hohmann and I made it through 3 days of food journaling. Discover what can happen:

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how your brain-gut-axis is your ally

From Moodie to Foodie: Your Food Mood Survival Guide

Sherpa Sarah Hohmann and I made it through 3 days of food journaling. Discover what can happen:

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how your brain-gut-axis is your ally

Discover your axis: your ally of your voice and sanity

The HPA axis is a feedback mechanism between the hypothalamus, which is a part of your limbic system that governs all of your F responses, food intake, fight or flight, freeze, sexuality, your pituitary gland, which sits part in part of this picture as well, and your adrenal glands. \And as we look at this HPA access, I want to share about that with you. Because if we can attend and stabilize our how our HPA Axis operates, we can really curb our stress, and really allow us to be in the best place we can be with our body.

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how your brain-gut-axis is your ally

Are you eating your feelings? Feelings that make your mental wellness

Yes, we eating our feelings, by the way, how we eat. And as we pay attention to what we eat, we can change how the gut and the brain interact. And then even that means like the brain analyzing always istep threat and danger and then sending like little messengers to the, to the gut, and back and forth.

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how your brain-gut-axis is your ally

Trust Your Gut- and Why

Tada: Your gut-brain-axis is your ally (not foe) when it comes to feelings, motivation, and resilience. Discover how you can empower yourself for expressing yourself and for pursuing your sanity.

Listen to Your mental wellness podcast for your voice and sanity episode on how your brain-gut-axis is your ally