I believe we are designed to feel an immense sense of well being & peace – essentially we can live within a calm mind. Yet the majority today battle mood swings, anxiety, cravings, depression and more. 1 in 10 Americans take an anti-depressant. They are the third most commonly used drug today.
According to statistics found through the National Institute of Mental Health – Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Also, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to co-morbidity Approximately 20.9 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, have a mood disorder. Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44.Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
From what we see, mental illness is on the rise and may only continue to become more prevalent. Unless, the mass public learns that these illnesses can be prevented and start to act on that now – we are in for a rude awakening in the coming generations. Sadly, we are degenerating. The hopeful thing is we can heal our bodies through nutrition, and through food.
This is clearly an epidemic we are up against. However, we do not have to accept this bad mood epidemic as our fate. We simply need to take a step back and see the bigger picture. We literally lack the nutrients we need to nourish our brains – our brains need very specific nutrients that typically are not found in the Standard American Diet.
Common Signs/Symptoms of An Imbalanced Brain
- difficulty focusing or concentrating
- anxiety, worry
- panic attacks
- depression, apathy or boredom
- difficulty regulating attention
- AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity)
- brain fog
- negative mindset, pessimism
- low self-esteem
- angry, obsessive thoughts
- obsessive behavior, compulsive, perfectionist
- irritabile, impatient, edgy
- shy, fearful
- PMS with tears, anger or depression
- trouble relaxing or loosening up
- tendency to be uptight or tense
- easily upset, frustrated or snappy under stress
- overly emotional or sensitive
- avoid dealing with painful issues or grief
- isolation from others
- mood swings
- self-destructive thoughts
- failure to listen and follow instructions
- poor abstract thinking
- easily distracted
- decreased alertness
- impulsive behavior
- learning disorders
- hysterical behavior
- memory lapses
- loss of immediate visual and verbal memory
- diminished comprehension
- impaired creativity
- decreased libido
- excessive sleeping
- lack of emotional maturity
- manic depression
- thoughts of death or suicide
- poor verbal memory
- phobias or fears
- too many ideas to manage
- lack of common sense
The majority of us can find ourselves on that list at least a of couple times. The truth is, as a nation, as a population, most of us do not live within a calm mind. We live with some level of mood dysfunction or brain chemistry imbalance. Yet, many of us today are simply not educated on proper nutrition to reverse many if not all of theses symptoms. We think it’s ‘normal’ to feel this way and accept it as part of aging or something else. We don’t stop to ask ourselves if we have a choice in the matter.
That’s where this course comes in…
Join myself and 3 other Nutritional Therapy Practitioners as we embark on a journey, one where we aim to help others heal their moods by healing their bodies. We’ll teach how a properly prepared nutrient dense diet is the first step towards a calm mind.
Along with a more focused look at the appropriate use of supplements and how to manage specific ailments – anywhere from depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, sleep issues to memory loss, PMS, ADD & ADHD. As well as get rid of as many of those above listed symptoms as possible.
The calm mind is satiated and nourished with the appropriate nutrients – many of us have ‘junk moods’ due to ‘junk food’ that cannot nourish our hungry minds the way only real food can! Come join me in this course, A Calm Mind can be yours!
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Lydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health From The Inside Out in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Sign up for the Divine Health From The Inside Out newsletter! Pick up a copy of Lydia’s eBook; ‘Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals’.
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