Over 50% of Americans over the age of 14 suffer from depression, anxiety, or other mood challenges. Deficiency in the activity of the brain’s own antidepressant and anti-anxiety chemistry is the primary cause. Our Mood Management Program naturally supports your body through nutritional support and dietary changes to correct mood chemistry deficits; determining which neurotransmitters are deficient through symptom profiles based on neurochemistry research and studies. Powerful natural mood-enhancers are made from amino acids derived from proteins that can be supplemented and also supported through dietary changes. This nutritional therapy can quickly raise the levels of the targeted neurotransmitters, creating positive changes in mood that are often evident in as little as a few days.
We work to identify and eliminate the factors that resulted in poor neurotransmitter function and development in the first place, which include dietary and lifestyle choices and imbalances in the adrenals, thyroid and/or sex hormones. We provide customized supplement programs and food plans that identify and eliminate any mood-impairing foods; support for thyroid, adrenal, or sex hormone function; blood sugar regulation; and investigation and elimination of toxicity. Additionally, the Mood Management program may include cooking classes, exercise therapy, meditation and/or other therapeutic, integrative and supportive modalities, based on the individual needs of the client.
Through addressing the symptoms, root causes and conditions of the mood problems, we can create lasting, healthy mood changes without the side-effects, withdrawal symptoms and duration required of mood-targeting pharmaceutical medications, such as antidepressants and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). For clients already on pharmaceutical mood medications or for those with more severe clinical depression, anxiety and other mood concerns, we suggest working in collaboration with you and your psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist. With such situations, you may consider slowly tapering off medications while gently increasing nutritional supplementation to balance out neurotransmitter levels. Or you may consider maintaining pharmaceutical medications and improving digestion to better receive the medications and to support your body to naturally produce its own neurotransmitters over time. Additionally, with either option, we will work to balance your dietary choices to remove those foods that may be negatively effecting your mood and to support your body to be in a state of balanced blood sugar and hormone levels to decrease challenging mood symptoms.
Nourished Health Nutrition Therapy takes a limited number of private, one-one-one clients in person or via telephone/skype sessions. Please click here to find out if this is the right option for you.