The Model Health Show

It’s no secret that the way we eat can put a powerful hold over our mood. Tropes like eating ice cream after a breakup or becoming a different, more irritable person when hungry exist because they are true. Our diets and our emotions are intimately tied in complex ways.

On today’s show, we’re going to dive into the complex relationship between our diets and our emotions. You’ll learn how food impacts the way we operate in our relationships, as well as how we interact on a larger scale in our community. This episode contains studies on how nutrient inputs affect your brain, plus actionable steps you can take to eat in a way that supports your emotional well-being. 

You’ll learn about blood sugar balance, the areas of the brain that are impacted by our food choices, and how being undernourished can lead to behavioral issues, health problems, and more. You’re also going to hear about a framework from Eat Smarter about identifying your hangry monster so you can build your self-awareness around your biological needs and how they impact your behavior. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How blood sugar crashes can affect our mood. 
  • The role that the amygdala reacts to shifts in blood sugar. 
  • A framework to identify your hangry monster. 
  • How to become more aware of how your biology affects your mood. 
  • The staggering effects of hyperactivity in the amygdala.
  • How nutrient deficiencies can impact the prefrontal cortex. 
  • What percentage of US citizens are clinically obese. 
  • How our culture encourages and supports disease.
  • The link between malnutrition and mental health issues.
  • How even small dietary changes have been proven to improve rates of depression.
  • The link between low quality food and ADHD in children.
  • Why omega 3s are a key nutrient for brain and behavioral health.
  • How DHA and EPA contribute to the brain’s structural integrity.
  • Real food sources of omega 3s.
  • The difference between animal-derived omega 3s and plant-derived omega 3s.
  • How our relationships can impact our food choices.
  • The incredible results of sitting down and eating a meal with your family. 
  • How simple behavioral shifts can improve the way our children relate to food.   
  • What you need to know about government subsidies for processed foods.
  • The importance of getting educated about the power of food. 
  • How to vote with your dollar and how to influence policy change. 

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