Specializing in Nutrition Counseling
Supporting Your Brain with Food
Minor changes in your diet can increase your digestive health, improving other conditions associated with it such as your mental health. Eating foods that provoke inflammation in the gut can lead to harmful inflammation in the brain; causing brain fog, depression, anxiety and other neurological disorders.
I will help you create a meal plan that excludes the offending foods and replaces them with the needed nutrients to help you achieve a healthier state of mind.
Rest and Digest
Your vagus nerve serves as the “on/off” switch to support your ability to digest properly. It switches you from the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) to the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). The vagus nerve is a sensory nerve that starts at the base of the brain and travels down both sides of your neck down into your stomach and intestines. It is the super highway of communication that occurs constantly between your brain and your gut.
Stress is one of the major causes of digestive disorders and in today’s culture people are often stuck in stress mode and eating on the run.
By learning how to activate your vagus nerve, you can address the gut/brain connection in a favorable way and support your digestive health.
Nutritional Deficiencies Linked to Mental Health
Supporting your mental health needs the right nutrition. I understand just how drastically the nutrients that you take can affect your mental health. If you’re experiencing problems with mental focus, memory, learning or obsessive thinking, you might not be eating the right food. A diet of vegetables and fruits, healthy fats and good sources of proteins will give you longer lasting mental energy than the quick fix of caffeine, simple carbs and sugars.
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P.O. Box 2593
Petaluma, CA 94953