Our thoughts, although abstract, instantaneously invoke chemical reactions in the brain, called Neuropeptides. The Neuropeptides then flow to different parts of the body, influencing it on a physical level. The brain does not discriminate as to whether the thought is useful or not. It will process a beneficial thought just as easily as one that is not. The interface where thoughts affect us physically is expressed through our emotions. The emotions are an exchange between mind and body. These chemical and energy patterns are stored in the mind-body field and are called, ‘emotional memory’. Perceptions and beliefs are represented by stored memories held in this field, we call our mind. Past experiences and perceptions affect your emotional responses. These emotional responses or reflexes can be played and re-played and create interferences to normal function. Suppressed negative feelings that you thought were dead and gone, may reappear. What you may not of realized is that these negat...
Smile: There are more muscles concentrated in your face then any other part of your body. The physical act of smiling strengthens your immune system and releases endorphins from your brain making you feel better. The act of smiling changes your energetic field which is seen through Kirlian photography.
Sun: Go for a walk in the Sun!!!! Your body needs sunlight. The sun enters your body through your eyes and stimulates and gives energy to rest of your body. It is also responsible for regulating our Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for your bone, immune and hormonal health. The best time for a good exposure is between 10:00-3:00, during summer months. Due to the fact that good UVB r...
Researchers found that on days when people ate more dark green leafy vegetables they reported feeling calmer and happier. Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale are rich in folate, which is known to help your body produce 'mood' regulating neurotransmitters.
2) Fermented Foods
One of the best ways to improve mental health is your gut. Beneficial bacteria in fermented food has an effect on GABA levels, lowering the stress induced hormone corticosteroids. This results in reduced anxiety and depression. Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Tempeh, Kombucha are some examples.
Anthocyanin are the pigments that give berries their color. These antioxidants aid in your brain production of dopamine, a chemical that helps with coordination, memory & mood.
One study found that eating 2-servings of pistachios a day lowered vascular restriction during stress which means the load on your heart is reduced since your arteries are more dilated. Also, '...