Stress and anxiety and their impact on health are often overlooked and unacknowledged. Anxiety can create an imbalance in hormones, weight gain, irregular menstruation and drive infertility. Stress can occur whenever there’s an imbalance in someone’s life-emotionally or physiologically and can have negative effects on the foods we choose to eat, when and how we eat them and ultimately how we metabolize them. Studies have shown that stress can cause chemical reactions in the body that either increase or decrease appetite (the desire to eat).
A single micronutrient deficiency can contribute to any number of disorders of the nervous system, including migraines, neuropathy and even Alzheimer’s. Similarly, a high amount of oxidative stress at the cellular level could predispose a person to certain neurological complications. Several nutrients that facilitate energy production at the cellular level may benefit the treatment of multiple neurological conditions. Since nutrients play vital roles in the pathology of many conditions, a comprehensive assessment of nutritional status and a targeted nutrition plan is key in managing them and is essential to recovery.
The anti-anxiety mental health plan focuses on fueling the body with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that provide the building blocks for neurotransmitters and signals in the brain that help in managing mood, reducing cravings and resolving anxiety symptoms. It will include removing inflammatory foods, balancing gut microbiome, repairing GI lining, support adrenals and balance neurotransmitters with a food as medicine approach.
In order to have a stress-free and healthy life, contact us today to know more about our Toronto Anti-Anxiety plan.
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Nadine has been a leading registered dietitian in the Toronto area for over 25 years. She worked for many years as a clinical dietitian at Sunnybrook…