ANXIETY + DEPRESSION

Do you feel anxious, moody, or depressed and want to try a natural approach to boost your mood?

Do you feel like your anxiety + mood is getting in the way of fully embracing life?

Do you feel ready to truly thrive but not sure what is keeping you feeling stuck?

Anxiety + depression can feel heavy. There are many ways nutrition + lifestyle changes can help you manage your anxiety or depression to get you feeling like yourself again.

So what do we do?

we must address the root causes in order to heal


Symptoms of ANXIETY

  • chest pains or heart palpitations

  • easily upset, frustrated, or snappy under stress

  • excessive worry

  • feel like you can’t get it all done

  • feel overwhelmed

  • feel overworked

  • feel weak or shaky at times

  • fear of impending doom

  • headaches

  • history of panic attacks

  • inability to rest or relax

  • upset or nervous stomach

Symptoms of DEPRESSION

  • difficulty focusing or concentrating

  • feel bored, flat, or apathetic

  • feel like you have to push yourself to exercise

  • insomnia or restless sleep

  • irritability

  • loss of interest or pleasure in activities

  • low on drive and enthusiasm

  • low on physical or mental energy

  • mood swings

  • need a lot of sleep

  • sadness

  • slow to wake up in the morning


Causes of ANXIETY and Depression

While we often think of anxiety and depression as linked to our emotional wellbeing and life experiences, certain physical imbalances in the body like altered gut function, hormone imbalances, and nutrient deficiencies and can also lead to or contribute to feelings of anxiety or depression. In addition, we can experience feelings of anxiety or depression related to negative body image, low self-esteem, and our relationship to food.

The root cause of anxiety and depression can be related to a combination of the following:

  • Underlying Medical Conditions: such as low thyroid, adrenal dysfunction, infections, or autoimmune conditions

  • Nutritional Deficiencies: such as vitamin D, B vitamins, iron, low protein

  • Eating Habits: excessive sugar, low protein, inadequate nutrient dense foods, reliance on caffeine

  • Blood Sugar Imbalance: highs and lows in blood sugar can result in low energy, fatigue, and moodiness

  • Poor Gut Health: SIBO, infections, bacteria imbalances, and candida overgrowth can alter nutrient absorption

  • Lifestyle: lack of sleep, lack of regular exercise, lack of consistent relaxation practices and drug or alcohol use

  • Chronic Emotional Stress: relationships, health, social, financial concerns, work-related

  • Work-Related Stress: shift work, long hours, irregular hours, stressful environment

  • Purpose: feelings of disconnection or lack of purpose

  • Body Image + Food Anxiety

  • Unresolved Past Experiences or Trauma: can result in feelings of anxiety or depression

*This page is for information purposes only and should not be used for the purposes of diagnosing or treating a psychological condition. If you feel you need mental health support you should consult a mental health professional or your health care provider.


Solutions from Composed Nutrition

A root cause approach to wellness - we develop a holistic plan that considers your body, mind, and lifestyle.

Complete the Comprehensive Health Assessment to identify your potential root causes.

Uncover imbalances through functional lab testing:

  • Adrenal Stress

  • Hormone Panel

  • Functional Thyroid Panel

  • Organic Acids

  • Additional lab tests as recommended

Implement personalized nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations to manage anxiety and depression:

  • Set a balanced nutrition foundation

  • Include individualized herbal + nutrient supplements to support your mood + energy

  • Use amino acid therapy as indicated to naturally balance your mood

  • Tailor your exercise routine to your energy + hormone levels

  • Establish a morning + night routine

  • Learn how to set healthy boundaries to protect your energy

  • Identify tips for more restful sleep

  • Discover stress management techniques

  • Reframe negative self-talk + tune into your body

  • Explore spiritual practices like mindfulness + meditation

  • Utilize journaling tools to explore the root of your anxiety or depression

  • Develop strategies to quiet constant mind chatter + heal your relationship with your body & food

  • Incorporate intuitive eating principles

We will consider all pieces of the Body Balance wheel to achieve optimal health and get you feeling like yourself again.

 
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Wellness Packages

initial session

A 60-minute video chat or phone call to develop your Personal Health Plan:

  • Comprehensive Health Assessment Review

  • Nutrition + Supplement Recommendations

  • Exercise + Lifestyle Guidance

  • Lab Test Recommendations

  • Personalized Recipe + Action Step eBooks

coaching packages

30-minute follow-up calls with unlimited email + text accountability between sessions to:

  • Celebrate successes + explore barriers that came up

  • Discuss what's working/what's not working

  • Explore your goal progress + adjust as necessary

  • Set a plan of action for the week/month ahead

  • Review lab test results + next steps

3, 6, or 9


Are we a good fit?