Category Archives: depression

Winding Path Toward Self Love

“Stop telling people that no one will love them until they love themselves; stop planting the idea in people’s brain that they are unworthy of love because of their own struggle.” —Jack Barakat For years, I was told that my … Continue reading

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Mindful Nutrition – Quote Of The Day: Eknath Easwaran

This quote speaks so beautifully to the idea of how we are conditioned to respond with food rather than behavior. In other words, sometimes, a cupcake is the only way out, when really what we could be doing is speaking … Continue reading

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Mindful Nutrition: Portion Sizes and How We Get Fat!

As Americans, we have a huge overweight crisis. And, as Americans, we know it is getting worse. At Balanced Bodies we believe that the obesity pandemic is a combination of the glut of refined foods, people being unwilling to prepare … Continue reading

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Depressed? Could it Be What you are Eating? Carbohydrates and the Connection to Mood.

Anxiety and depression are often treated with medications that alter the effect of a mood hormone called serotonin. When serotonin levels in the brain are high, people are calm, patient, and optimistic. When levels are low, you can suffer from … Continue reading

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