Your mood and your mental health affect every aspect of your life, from how you feel about yourself to your relationships with others and your physical health. There’s a strong link between good emotional health and good physical health, and vice versa. A bad mood has a way to make you JUST STOP.

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As a Psychotherapist with a nutrition background, I strongly believe that individual nutrition goals are better achieved in emotionally healthy people and that emotional disorders greatly affect an individual’s nutrition.

For instance, a person who a perceives negative self-image may develop Bulimia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa is a psychological and severe life-threatening eating disorder described by the ingestion of an abnormally large amount of food in short time period, followed by an attempt to avoid gaining weight by purging what was consumed.  In a way the person has satisfied the norm of an individuals need to eat, at the same time, she doesn’t have the worry of that food making her gain weight

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In the other direction, depression and other mental health issues can contribute to digestive disorders, trouble sleeping, lack of energy, heart disease, and other health issues.

There are many ways to keep your mind and mood in optimal shape. Exercise, healthy eating, and stress reduction techniques like meditation or mindfulness can keep your brain — and your body — in tip-top shape.

When mood and mental health slip, doing something about it as early as possible can keep the change from getting worse or becoming permanent. Treating conditions like depression and anxiety improve quality of life. Learning to manage stress makes for more satisfying and productive days.

Effects of stress

On Your Body On Your Body On Your Behaviour
Headache Anxiety Overreacting and Underrating
Muscle tension or pain Restlessness Angry outbursts
Chest pain Lack of motivation or focus Drug or alcohol misuse
Fatigue Feeling overwhelmed Tobacco use
Change in sex drive Irritability or anger Social withdrawal
Stomach upset Sadness or depression Exercising less often
Sleep problems Boredom  Intolerance and constant negative attitude

Our goal at Vintage Health, is to help individual take charge of their lives and be in control.  We facilitate mental health. 

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