Most of us are aware that things like depression, anxiety and stress are on the rise. A lot of us are actually suffering from these things and it’s holding us back from fully enjoying our lives.
A lot of the time, people don’t understand the reason why they feel this way, making them feel a bit helpless.
I’m going to shed some light on why this problem is getting worse and more importantly how we can solve it.
I’m talking about something I call ‘Negative Trigger Foods’, often hidden by big money hungry businesses. More and more of these are creeping into our diets. These are causing some hormonal and neurochemical problems. I’m getting ahead of myself sightly, I’ll give you some basic grounding first…
When looking at depression, anxiety and stress. We are not just looking at a psychological problem, if that was the case all psychotherapies would work perfectly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting these therapies down or saying your shouldn’t do them.
But actually, the nasty symptoms people experience are caused by a physical problem…
This problem is a physical disruption to your ‘hormone harmony’. This is a term I use to explain the balance between stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) and feel-good neurotransmitters (chemical messages in the brain).
If you imagine a set of old weighing scales, you know the ones with 2 plates either side that compare 2 weights. One side is for stress hormones and the other for feel-good neurotransmitters. When you’re feeling good, energised, happy and peaceful, it’s because this set of scales is perfectly balanced. This means they complement each other and create serenity throughout your body.
Now, when you are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression it’s because something has unbalanced this scale (your hormone harmony).
This is where negative trigger foods come in. They are any food that trigger a negative response to your hormone harmony…
They overload the body with stress hormones and inhibit the feel-good neurotransmitters. As the stress hormones load more and more on the scale, and the feel-good neurotransmitters empty and get less and less, your hormone harmony is thrown way off.
I have spent the last 4 years researching and studying to find which foods are the main culprits.
Why? It’s my job. I work at one of the UK’s leading mental health hospitals as the fitness coordinator. It’s my job to use exercise and nutrition to help people relieve depression, anxiety and stress.
When I start working with someone I believe the easiest way to improve their diet and rebalance their hormone harmony, is by avoiding negative trigger foods. Because it’s so simple.
For this reason I have spent ALOT of time the past 4 years researching these foods.
I was shocked to find out just how many are in a modern diet and how more and more are creeping into our diets.
Here are 3 common types of negative trigger foods
–Feel-Good Chemical Inhibiters– foods that stop the feel-good neurotransmitters functioning correctly.
-Stress Hormone Stimulators- foods that stimulate stress hormones. Have you ever felt stressed and anxious for no reason. One of these could be the culprits.
–Nervous System Stimulators– These foods trick the body into thinking it has energy, which eventually leads to nervous system fatigue.
All 3 of these negative trigger foods imbalance your hormone harmony. This means if you suffer from stress, anxiety and depression they can make your symptoms a lot worse. It also means they can be the root cause for your anxiety, stress and depression being triggered in the first place. Have you ever felt anxious or down for no rational reason. This could be the reason.
There are a lot of these negative trigger foods in our diets. What really annoys me is that some of these foods are hidden by clever marketing, which means you can’t make an informed decision. This has got to me so much so I have put all my hard research and studying into something special that can help everyone…
If you want to know the what biggest culprits are, check out my free guide to hidden negative trigger foods here. This information is so valuable and could really help you reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
Remember, if you are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression always seek medical advice and talk to a doctor. These things are nothing to be ashamed of. If you found this useful please like and share, as it might help someone else going through the same thing.