When it comes to health it’s often easier for people to think about eating healthier and exercising, which is extremely important, but our mental health is usually something as a society we tend to focus on the least. According to Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, over 50 Million adults suffer from various mental health issues. In this day and age, it is essential to our personal health and our relationships to make emotional wellness a priority.
It first begins with awareness, understanding, and realization of your emotions then learning ways to manage them properly in challenging circumstances and stressful situations in your everyday life. Remember your brain feeds off of what you think on. And what you think on results in impacting your mood and how you feel. First, we must limit thoughts that trigger negative emotions, and substitute them with thoughts that lead to feelings of peace and joy. Then we start to implement a lifestyle of emotional wellness by looking for ways to create an atmosphere for your body, mind and spirit to thrive.
Many people think they can get enough nutrition in the food they eat. That may have been true 100 years ago but not today – at least not in the US. There are many reasons for this that would take a long time to go in depth, but unless you eat solely organic and non-gmo 100% of the time, a few factors to consider are that most of our fruits and vegetables we eat everyday have been grown and maintained with pesticides and are genetically modified. Which completely counteracts with the nutritional benefit we might have had a century ago.
One of the best ways to address this nutritional deficit we have in America is to take supplements especially if you want to improve your mood. If you do your research you will find there are many experts in neurology that recommend taking supplements to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia, and maintain overall brain health. Trust the experts in knowing the areas where most people are deficit and look at some basic foundational supplements.
Maintaining optimal brain health encompasses doing our due diligence with healthy diet and lifestyle, managing stress and taking supplements. Taking supplements can help promote brain health and aid with boosting your overall mood. That’s a win-win in my opinion!