How Your Diet Impacts Wellness
Whether you like it or not, what you eat has a major effect on your overall wellness. Consuming too much or too little of certain foods can be linked to developing health conditions later in life just as well as having an immediate effect on your moods and your brain function.
To achieve optimal wellness, it’s time to think beyond just hitting the gym and focus on the nutritional and fundamental value of foods within your diet.
Expanding Waistline, Shrinking Brain?
We motivate ourselves to lose weight for many reasons: to look better, feel better, and to be healthier…but have you ever heard of someone working to lose weight to improve their memory?
In the last few decades, rates of obesity and health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes have skyrocketed in the United States. We know that obesity is linked with a host of negative health outcomes and research shows that childhood obesity negatively affects cognition.
Stress and Diet: Can Certain Foods Affect Your Mood?
Did you know? It’s not just your mind that experiences the symptoms of stress – your gut can feel it, too!
In the setting of chronic stress, health conditions (like Irritable Bowel Syndrome) are acting as key links between diet and the brain, revealing additional health side effects that stress can cause.
Wellspring Behavioral Health Cares
Dr. McNeely’s viewpoint and practice is integrative, combining developmental, cognitive-behavioral, existential and other perspectives to develop a holistic approach, broadening insight and opportunities for effective intervention.
Abigail regularly works with clients dealing with a broad range of issues including: depression, bipolar depression, anxiety, life challenges and chronic illness. She offers individual, couples and family counseling for adults and teens, as well as academic, employment and medical needs psychology assessments.