5 keys to breaking the “mood & food” vicious circle


Research suggests a link between diet and depression

We know that being depressed can make you eat poorly but did you know that an unhealthy diet is also a contributing factor to depression.  Eat poorly and you’re at risk of depression.  Get depressed and you’re at risk of becoming overweight.  And around and around it goes.

So how do you break out of the vicious circle?

1.  Decide you’re sick of it and commit to making a change. No matter how hard it is, get up off the bed and seek some help.  If you knew how to do it you would have by now so invite some form of guidance into your life.  That could be www.beyondblue.org.au, a counsellor, an informed naturopath or doctor.

2.  Start by getting your energy back.  Priority number 1 is to renew your energy.  Nutrients that improve mitochondrial function are important.  Coenzyme Q10, magnesium and various homeopathic and nutritional medicines can help a lot.

3. Detoxify your body.  But there’s a warning here.  Make sure you have energy first.  You need energy to heal and you need energy to initiate detoxification.  If you have your energy back look for ways to improve liver and bowel function: drink more water, use spices such as turmeric, increase your fibre, take a probiotic.  Be gentle and make sure you’re taking a multi vitamin at least, so your liver has the nutrients it needs for phase I, II and III detoxification.

4.  Detoxify your mind.  Toxic thoughts create low energy.  Talk through your issues with someone, use affirmations, utilize the enormous power of energetic medicine such as homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic with kinesiology, Reiki.

5.  Start exercising.  Even 5 minutes is worth it.  Improve circulation, promote elimination, breathe, sweat!  It all helps and in fact, has been shown to be the most effective anti-depressant.

Email me if you’d like to discuss ways you can become healthier in mind and body: brenda@brendarogers.com.au




Brenda Rogers

With over 25 years experience as a corporate trainer, naturopath, yoga teacher and wise woman educator, Brenda is the head clinician and coach at Quintessence Health.

"A healthy mind and body simply ensures you have the time and energy to fully express and manifest your life’s purpose – it facilitates the unfolding of joy."

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