Chronic stress is killer. It broke me down over the years and led me to deep depression. Getting a handle on it has been critical to my recovery. But it took me a while to figure out what works. And I’d rather not see other people struggle and frantically look for solutions. So I’ve gathered some of my favourites for you.
Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck below your Adam’s apple. It’s one of your most important glands, producing hormones that impact the health and functioning of your entire body. Your thyroid also plays a key role in the optimal health and functioning of your brain. It can impact your cognition, concentration, mood, memory and emotions.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is the very last treatment I used to restore my brain function after serious concussions, toxic mold exposure and multiple psychiatric prescriptions. And in my experience, it is one of the most efficient ways to boost brain function and improve mental health. Yet your doctor likely has no idea what it is.
Mitochondria are unique structures within every cell of your body. Numerous studies show that there is a strong correlation between chronic dysfunction of the mitochondria and many psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.
Studies show that pharmaceutical drugs can deplete your body of critical nutrients through multiple mechanisms, including increased excretion of nutrients, and impaired digestion, absorption and storage of nutrients. Over time, nutritional deficiencies can develop, and this worsens symptoms and increases side effects. In fact, many drug side effects are simply nutritional deficiencies.
Ideally, it should be completely avoided for optimal brain and mental health.
But that’s in a perfect world.
Alcohol is everywhere and social interactions often involve it. So you’re going to end up drinking it every now and then. And during big holidays or special occasions, you likely won’t stop at one drink.