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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Your Emotions Are What You Eat: How Your Diet Can Reduce Anxiety (via Big Think)

If you believe your emotions can affect your health, nutritionist-author Nora Gedgaudas would say you've got another thing coming.

In her view, your emotions are largely a product of your health.

At the Ancestral Health Symposium this month at UCLA Gedgaudas spoke about "the myth of the 'mind-body connection' and how diet can powerfully impact mental health and cognitive performance" and she expanded on this in an interview with Age of Engagement.

"Emotions are biochemical storms in the body and brain," she says. "The healthier your biochemistry, of course, the better the emotional and also the cognitive forecast."

Psychological issues have physiological underpinnings, she says, not the other way around. Nor are they a result of outside issues.

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