Unhealthy lifestyle leads to serious hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances which can be responsible for mood swings.
Eating unhealthy is the underlying cause for many metabolic disorders including mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, etc…
It’s time to accept and understand that our body is one, and each of its organs are interrelated with the help of common systems such as endocrinal system, nervous system, vascular system, lymphatic system etc…
Toxic overload can lead to disturbance of gut micro biome and in turn hormone disturbances and neurotransmitter imbalances. Ensuring a healthy metabolism can help manage many diseases in one go!
How can you get healthy metabolism?
- Watchful eating
- Supplementing nutritional deficinecies
- Eliminating free radical damage
- Reducing inflammation
- Preventing oxidative cellular damage
- Balancing hormones
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his (or her) patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”.
Following could be leading to extreme mood swings:
- Unfortunately, modern life and twenty-first century humans have overrun the world with pollution and there is virtually no place to escape our own foot print. And the effects are devastating. As the human body is exposed to more and more toxins, the toxic load increases introducing a myriad of health problems.
Heavy metals such as lead nickel , cadmium, arsenic, mercury which is part of many food products consumed indiscriminately by users, pesticides, BPA related estrogenic toxicity coming from heating of plastic containers has enormous role in causing estrogen imbalances by replacing healthy estrogen with toxic estrogen.
These toxins can play havoc in your body, increasing oxidative stress ,inflammation, hormonal imbalance.
- Dietary deficiencies, Our metabolism requires some 21 minerals and 15 vitamins to stay at healthy levels, any deficiencies which are common, in view of deficient soil, lost nutrients from food products before it reaches consumers, excess of fast food eating which have mostly empty calories etc. Deficiency of healthy fats such as omega 3 fatty acids, micronutrients such as magnesium, iron, and zinc copper, vanadium, chromium etc. and deficiency of vitamins such as B6, B12 other B complex vitamins can lead to abnormal levels of neurotransmitters and in turn mood swings .
- Dietary excesses such as excess sugar, trans fats, food with chemicals, pesticides and preservatives disturbing the hormone balance in the body and thus result in abnormal metabolism and lack of good neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine etc…
- Imbalances of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, Melatonin, Thyroid etc… which happen due to poor lifestyle and poor eating choices, toxic hormone level goes up due to antibiotics and injected hormones in animals, which are in turn consumed by us humans!
- Several studies have shown that high fiber diet, (5-6 fresh meals with 4-5 servings of green vegetables and 2-3 servings of non tropical fruits, cutting on caffeine, cutting on sugar, reducing body fat percentage by eating more high quality fats, avoiding trans fats and excess of saturated fats) has strong benefits on prevention of mood swings.
- Regular intake of high amount of alcohol causes multiple nutritional deficiencies such as B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Folic acid and can lead to neurotransmitter imbalance and excessive mood swings.
- Relaxing regular physical activity, meditational, spiritual healing can help reduce neurotransmitter disturbances in addition to all above.
- Once the condition has already set in, supplementing with appropriate nutraceuticals for replenishing the deficient nutrients, detoxification and modifications in lifestyle are highly beneficial.
- Ensuring a restful good night’s sleep too has high significance with regard to management of mood swings.
On a final note, all natural Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) could offer a legitimate resolution to the issues of hormone imbalance and its cascading effect on various parts of the metabolism.
These are the hormones identical to what body produces and are extracted from yams and soy beans and used by well trained physician.
Dr Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat,
MBBS, DNB, DFM, MD Clinical Nutrition CNCB Texas, USA
Functional & Regenerative Medicine Specialist Age Management Physician, Consultant at SENS CLINIC