It’s Not Just All In Your Head

Good Weekend to You!

Well hasn't it been an up and down kind of week from weather to work?  I'm confident I am not the only one who has experienced this given the news reports, and if you think this year is passing us by fast-you're absolutely right.  Even my 12 year old notices this, and she first started taking note at the age of 9 - so its true - it is not all in your head!

Neither is mental illness in any form it may present.

The science on immunology, nutrition, patient/clinician effect, herbal medicine and the gut/brain balance offers us a compelling reason to start looking outside of the head in order to fully recover modern day illnesses in these areas.  This weekend, I am about to go underground into 3 days of intensive conference completely devoted to the health of the mind and the current science supporting it.  This has little to do with a deficiency of antidepressant medication or endless circular psychology-this is a foundational path of solutions that your body cannot simply hide from.

We are now so much more equipped than ever to understand the interaction between the bacteria in the colon and mood, between post viral syndrome, pain and vitality and the missing links in nutritional pathways that chemically bring us back to base.

Moods and happiness are no where near the head so it will seem.

Of my Top 5 Steps to Happiness, here are my favourites:

  1.  Get sun onto your body at least three times a week - even if it is just your legs! Vitamin D and the nourishing warmth of the sun is rejuvenating - 10 -15 min is often adequate.
  2. Eat foods that promote bacterial balance in your gut - coconut yoghurt, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, oregano, basil, garlic, thyme, vegetarian meals a couple of times a week, kefir, quark (a cottage cheese type food) and water soluble fibres (slippery elm, psyllium, guar gum, agar agar).
  3. Keep yourself on the move - avoid sedentary days.  Investigate ways to push against the wall, floor or bench tops. A quick 10 minute lounge room work out is better than non at all.
  4. Start and review frequently a gratitude list to keep you in touch with what matters the most.
  5. Test and correct nutritional imbalances that are known to escalate anxiety, irritability and sadness.  Some tests are not straight vitamin or mineral blood measures - but metabolic by products of body maintenance. Check out krytpopyrroles for example.

After the weekend of intensive study and research revelations are made - your next piece of literary communication from me will be jam packed full of new data on halting the deterioration of the mind and its wellbeing.

** COMING UP IN BRISBANE**

Wellness In The Golden Years  FREE health and wellbeing expo for retirees and seniors

30th August 2016

Royal International Convention Centre

For more information contact nicky@wisehealthyliving.com.au