5TH ELEMENT OF
USING FOOD TO SELF-MEDICATE
It is important to be aware of your genetic make-up and underlying physical and mental health issues and to understand how they may play a role in your eating and weight loss difficulties. Food contains nutrients that are building blocks to hormones and neurotransmitters that impact how we think and feel.
Emotional eaters often have underlying conditions that they unknowingly are attempting to “self-medicate” with food.
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:8
“I will meditate on your principles.” – Psalm 119:73b
The Glow Approach will assist you in ruling out co-morbidity (screening for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder and others). The glow approach will address:
- Strategies for Managing the Mental Health Symptoms that Interfere with Food and Weight Issues
- Understanding Food Addiction
- Appetite and Weight Regulation
- The Role of Stress
- The Role of Sleep
- The Role of Ghrelin and Leptin (Hunger and Satiety Hormones)
- The Role of Estrogen
- Chronic pain and emotional eating
- Healing your gut microbiome
At Glow, you will learn to use food to restore and rebalance. We also will create a plan to incorporate physical activity (movement) and relaxation (meditation) into your lifestyle.