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Anxiety and Depression connected to Weight Gain

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  Anxiety and Weight Gain 🌿💚 Unlocking the Link Between Mental Health, Weight Gain, and Hormones 💚🌿 Do you struggle with weight gain despite trying numerous diets and exercise regimens? Are you tired of feeling exhausted, lacking motivation, and battling emotional eating? It's time to understand the deeper connection between your mental well-being, hormones, and weight management. Studies have shown that people with long term (chronic) or repeat occurrences of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders are more likely to gain weight and become obese over the long term. A 19-year long study was conducted in England and found...

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Depression and your Liver Health

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Depression and your Liver Health When we think of depression we understand that it is associated with mental health.  This makes us think that there is a dysfunction within the brain and yes the pharmaceutical drugs that were designed to assist with mood disorders such as depression are made of chemicals which function to directly modulate the serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and/or histamine neurotransmitter systems in the brain depending on what they are targeting. This leads us to believe that the problem is in the brain, BUT, what if I told you that it's not just a problem in the...

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Your words = Your health

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  ____________________________________________________________________________   The words we use toward others and toward ourselves are powerful.   The Flower Experiment from Rebecca Cecilia Yip on Vimeo.   We can see in this video the power of words on plants. Human bodies respond in the same way. I help and guide my patients to be kind to themselves and to understand what is happening in their lives.  I also help guide with life direction and purpose. Some may call it life coaching I call it emotional healing. Why do I do this? Because your feelings impact on your body. If you express to me...

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Feeling overwhelmed – feelings of depression, anxiety, & panic

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  ________________________________________________________________ Feeling Overwhelmed? Sometimes it can be difficult to balance moods. Feelings of depression become overwhelming and fatigue sets in. Anxiety interferes with sleep. Panic prevents daily tasks from being completed. What controls these feelings? Neurotransmitters do – a neurotransmitter is a brain chemical that  communicates information throughout the brain and body. They can be used by the brain to tell your heart to beat, your stomach to digest and keep the brain calm and happy. Neurotransmitters can be found in the gastrointestinal tract (the gut), blood platelets, and the central nervous system. 80-90% of the neurotransmitter that keeps...

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Anxiety is part of stress

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  Anxiety is part of stress Anxiety occurs as part of a normal stress responseSo why has it become such an issue affecting both adults and children and fast becoming our most common mental health concern?It is a component of our 'fight or flight' response that is regulated by our adrenal glands. Our bodies are wired to handle stress and anxiety.The stress response system is known as the HPA axis. It is called this because it involves the Hypothalamus, the Pituitary gland, and the Adrenal glands. The hypothalamus is constantly keeping a lookout for danger and is ready to respond....

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