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5 reasons why you should get nutritional advice

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

Nutritional advice can be a powerful tool to help you radically improve your wellbeing.

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Carefully tailored nutritional advice approaches you and your needs from a position of empathy, working carefully from the understanding that we are all unique individuals with bodies and brains that require different things in order to flourish and thrive.

Here at Vagus Wellbeing, we have helped a great number of individuals to revolutionise their mental and physical health through a more considered approach to their diets and lifestyle. We strongly believe in the power of foods to help and heal, which is why today we are going to share five key reasons why you should seek nutritional advice. Let’s get into it!

1. Tackling mood management and mental health

Our brains are in on-mode all of the time. All of our thoughts, actions, and bodily functions each and every day are driven by this neurological powerhouse.

So, it’s little surprise that our brains need a constant supply of fuel to keep them ticking over optimally. You source this fuel from the food that you eat, meaning that what you eat has a direct impact on the structure and function of your brain, and as such, your mood.

There is ample evidence to suggest that certain foods help your brain to make the important chemicals it needs to support your mood, attention and focus. Whilst eating foods that lack key nutrients can have a detrimental impact to our mental health.

Unfortunately, for a long time the medical field did not acknowledge the inseparable connection between mood and food. Now, however, all of that has changed, and seeking nutritional advice can be a powerful step towards proactively managing mood imbalances and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

2. Helping you to cope with ADHD

Each and every one of us has a brain that is so profoundly unique, and we are only just beginning to learn about what it means to be neurodivergent.

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that can be profoundly debilitating. If you or someone close to you is living with ADHD, you may have yet to discover that the right nutritional advice can help you to support the unique functioning of your brain.

With a balanced and carefully considered diet that works with rather than against your natural brain chemistry, your nutritionist can help you to alleviate some of the most taxing symptoms of this condition and help you to reach your full potential.

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3. Eat better, sleep better

Getting enough quality, restful sleep has a profound impact on your overall sense of wellbeing, and is absolutely essential to the productive day-to-day functioning of your brain and body.

We all know how important a healthy sleeping pattern is. However, you may not know that the relationship between diet and sleep is reciprocal, and there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that what you eat will influence how much sleep you get and the quality of your sleep, too.

So, if you struggle with sleeping, a more considered diet could be the key to taking proactive steps towards better rest. A professional nutritionist will be able to carefully guide you towards a diet that will best facilitate your forty winks.

4. Profoundly boost your energy

As we have mentioned, food is most certainly fuel. And what do we convert fuel to? Energy, of course!

You may already know that different kinds of foods are converted to energy at different rates. Foods with lots of simple sugars can give you a quick hit of energy, but quickly leave you feeling lethargic. Other foods, however - such as those rich in wholegrains and unsaturated fats - can provide you with ample energy reserves that you can draw on all throughout the course of your day.

If you suffer from low energy or energy crashes during your day-to-day life, seeking professional nutritional advice can be an incredibly proactive and empowering step to take. With the right advice that is carefully tailored to your own personal needs and experiences, you can start to see and feel a profoundly positive change in your energy levels.

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5. Holistically managing chronic conditions

Chronic conditions are those that require ongoing medical attention and limit your daily life.

Living with a chronic health condition can be incredibly challenging from the perspective of both your physical and mental health, so it’s important to try and give your body everything it needs to feel supported.

As such, viewing food as medicine and implementing a nutrient-dense, well-balanced diet can be key to helping you support your body holistically when coping with a chronic condition. In fact, with the right diet, you may even be able to move towards a place of healing and recovery.

An experienced, qualified nutritionist can work with you to understand the challenges you face as a result of your condition, and help you to implement a carefully-tailored nutrition plan that supports your physical and mental wellbeing on your path to recovery.

Here at Vagus Wellbeing we are proud to offer professional and empathetic nutritional guidance. If you are looking for dietary advice that is carefully tailored to who you are and what you need, contact us today.

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