"All diseases begin in the gut."
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food."
"Leave your drugs to the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food."
- Hippocrates 460 -370 BC
Is it enough for modern psychotherapy to deal with just thoughts, emotions and behaviour nowadays? What if our body chemistry played a bigger part in how we think and feel?
A lack of good nutrients from our diet is now being shown to play a huge part in a person's mental health and well-being. Despite having what we might consider a healthy diet, stress is scientifically being proven to have consequences in our ability to absorb as many of the nutrients that we need to sustain optimum health.
I have been studying nutrition for mental health issues for over 8 years, and recommended that people take a look at their diets to support their emotional health.
The lack of nutrients our bodies absorb due to high levels of stress can have devastating long term effects on our nervous system which can lead to unhealthy emotional and mental states such as depression, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, weight gain, brain fog, low mood and mood swings, along with diabetes and auto-immune problems.
Whether you find it hard to believe right now, or not - toxicity, biochemical imbalances, gut dysbiosis, malabsorption, lack of nutrients, all can cause racing thoughts, anxious, depressing and negative beliefs about ourselves which would be considered emotional issues, but sleep disturbances, asthma, skin conditions, allergies and such, considered physical issues, can be symptoms of the above also.
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Dr. Andrew W. Saul has 35 years' experience in natural health education.
Dr Saul is the author of "Doctor Yourself" and "Fire Your Doctor!". He has co-authored 7 books.