You Are What You Eat: Mentally & Emotionally

We all know by now that nutrition is vital to getting the physical health we want. However, what most people are unaware of, including most of our medical professionals, is that our nutrition is equally crucial to our mental and emotional well being.

Did you know that all stimulants become depressants? That includes your morning cup of Joe. And who doesn’t start their day with a latte from Starbucks? Millions do every single day, and of all ages. No wonder so many people are depressed, anxious, and needing meds to cope. No wonder kids are being put on all kinds of drugs and at such a young age. No wonder so many young men are committing suicide. No wonder why so many women feel helpless and depressed. Everywhere you turn, people are consuming stimulants in various forms.

How does this happen? All stimulants become depressants, because they first elevate serotonin, a major neurotransmitter that governs, among many things, our mental and emotional health, but then that brain chemical is going to drop. Hence, our various mood swings. You’ll get this same reaction from eating poorly, i.e., processed foods, high GI carbs, sugar, alcohol, wine, bread, pasta, chips, etc. We live in a society that is definitely serotonin deficient. Most start their day with a cup of coffee or energy drink, followed by a sandwich or slice of pizza with a soda for lunch, and then a couple glasses of wine with pasta for dinner. (Knowing how all of these choices will affect one’s mental/emotional health, I’m feeling anxious just writing this.)

Sadly, millions of people worldwide suffer senselessly with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. And, I don’t care what your status is in life; such disorders can bring even the most critically acclaimed celebrity to their knees. Some even end up taking their own lives, because of how debilitating depression and/or panic attacks can be.

Personally, I’ve dealt with anxiety and panic attacks throughout my life. I had my first panic attack when I was just 12 years old. Thankfully, I never had another one until many years later. Since I’ve extensively studied nutrition and neurochemistry for the past 25 years, I’ve come to learn so much about how to control my anxiety—and keep my panic attacks away. I do so through proper nutrition and precise supplements.

Through my business, Body by Phoenix, I’ve safely, and effectively, weaned dozens of clients off of various antidepressants and anxiety meds. I did so by simply changing their nutrition and adding key supplements. One woman told me she hadn’t felt that good in decades! Another woman told me her husband felt like he acquired a new wife, without the expense of having to get a divorce! Another client told me she had never felt this good! And on and on and on . . .

If you, or someone you know, suffers with depression, anxiety, and/or panic attacks, please reach out to me! I’d love to hear from you. I can help you. Please understand, you are not alone.

The Greatest Wealth is Health,

Phoenix Gilman

Body by Phoenix