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
feel like you can’t get it all done
feel weak or shaky at times
fear of impending doom
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
loss of interest or pleasure in activities
low on drive and enthusiasm
low on physical or mental energy
need a lot of sleep
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:
Functional Thyroid Panel
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.
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
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
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