Naturopathic Approach to a Balance Mood

Everybody is affected by changing moods every day, however increased stress, the pressure of life, genetic variations and biochemical or hormonal imbalance can make day-to-day living challenging.

By supporting your body with herbs and nutrients that nourish and rebalance your nervous system, natural health can offer effective options to reclaim the joy and happiness in your life.

SOME NATURAL THERAPIES THAT SUPPORT MOOD AND IMPROVE NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALTH.

  • St John’s Wort
  • Rhodiola
  • Magnolia
  • Turmeric
  • Vitamin B6
  • Zinc

THE USE OF MOOD SUPPORTIVE HERBS AND NUTRIENTS MAY BE BENEFICIAL FOR 

Irritability : Fatigue : Confusion : Anxiety : Depression : Anger : Loss of zest in life : Exhaustion : Low mood : Low motivation : Life stress symptoms : Inability to relax : Premenstrual mood : Menopausal symptoms :  Stress induced burnout : Seasonal affective disorder

Factors that are implicated in mood disorders

  • Environmental and other stressors
  • Dietary and lifestyle factors
  • Oxidative stress and inflammation
  • Lowered Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  • Dopamine/Serotonin/Noradrenaline/GABA levels
  • HPA axis dysregulation

 

NEUROTRANSMITTERS

DOPAMINE
GABA is the inhibitory neurotransmitter  for relaxation , anti-anxiety, sleep, and the regulation of other neurotransmitters.

 

Rhodiola

Rhodiola is a unique modulator of the nervous system and has antioxidant, stimulanting and adaptogenic properties, it influences levels and activity of biogenic monoamines such as serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and reduces the stress hormone cortisol. It is an emotionally calming and cognitive stimulating herb, so may be helpful to people with mental and physical fatigue, poor memory and concentration, low energy, anxiety and depression.

Turmeric 

Turmeric and its constituent curcumin decreases inflammatory cytokine, decrease salivary cortisol, increases BDNF levels, increases Dopamine levels

St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort works for patients with mild-to-moderate depression, St John’s wort has comparable efficacy and safety when compared to SSRIs.

Magnolia

Magnolia  interacts with GABA receptors and has a  sedative effect on the nervous system, it is useful for anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia and stress.

Zinc

Zinc deficiency has been implicated in mood disorders and it is becoming an important mineral in their treatment.  Animal models have both revealed a link between zinc status and disorders such as depression and anxiety. Zinc may play a role in the regulation of neurotransmitter systems, antioxidant mechanisms and neurotrophic factors.

 

Talk to Autumn the Naturopath today, with a consultation she can help you re balance and offers a safe and effective way to reclaim emotional clarity.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2929771/

Click to access 421.pdf

Click to access 6_713.pdf

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5804326/

Click to access 5_588.pdf

 

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