Kendra Whitmire Nutrition Counseling LLC
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Mental Health and Stress
Nourish your mind
Your mental health is an important part of your overall health. What you eat has a major impact on your cognitive function and mental health. In fact, your brain consumes 20 percent of your nutrients, despite making up just 3 percent of your body mass.
For optimal brain health, you want to look to the gut. The majority of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter, is produced there. Additionally, if you are not properly absorbing your nutrients, it can affect your brain health.
Inflammation, oxidative stress, nutrient deficiencies, and more can also lead to neurodegeneration, making you susceptible to Alzheimer's disease and dementia. It also might lead to anxiety and depression, as well as other mood disorders.
Stress is a major harmful contributor to your health. It can cause gut issues, impact your immune system, create hormonal imbalances, and more. It also can contribute to the development of mental health disorders.
Our nutritionist works with you to create a diet that supports your mental health and protects against the negative actions of stress.