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Foods & moods

Posted: July 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Drugs, Food, Imbalance, Moods, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology, PTSD, SSRIs | No Comments »
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What is a chemical?  What is a chemical imbalance?

A chemical is a substance used in or produced by a chemical process.   Life processes require chemicals.Pharmaceutical drugs are chemicals – but so are foods.

When seeds sprout and plants grow, they begin pulling, tearing apart, and rearranging ingredients from the air, sunshine and earth.  They are tiny, living, chemical factories.  The resulting products of plant factories are a vast array of chemicals.  People used to eat foods that were locally grown, without added chemicals, without pesticides or poisonous fertilizers, foods in season.

Our bodies are also chemical factories.  They take food, water, sunshine and other substances and make healthy bodies and minds from them.

What happens when the foods we eat have been highly processed and/or genetically altered?  What happens when we eat foods in combinations that are not well balanced?  What happens when we eat foods that were grown far away, picked when they were not yet ripe, foods that were preserved with poisons and  radiation?  Do chemical imbalances occur in the body, in the brain? Can unconscious food choices cause chemical imbalances?  Can wise food choices cause chemical balance?  Can we learn to feed ourselves in ways that will eliminate the need for drugs?

We can return to natural foods and choose our moods by consciously selecting foods that support the quality of life we desire.  We can use fruits to help us wake up in the morning.  We can use greens to soothe us and help us sleep soundly at night.  We can use foods to help us become more mentally alert, more emotionally in tune, more assertive or aggressive, and more able to perform hard physical labor.

There’s a lot of talk about chemical imbalance in the medical community, but not many questions are asked, such as, “What did you eat for breakfast this morning?”  “What are your favorite snacks?”  “Tell me what you usually have for dinner.”  “What are your primary activities?”

The result of being unaware of the effects of foods on moods is a lot of drugging but not much healing.  When it comes to real healing, it’s pretty much a do-it-yourself job.  You choose what you eat.  Here are a few tools to help you manage the chemicals in your body and brain, your health and happiness.

Stay tuned.

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