Frequently Asked Questions

Does the chiropractor improve mood?

Chiropractic care can help improve your mood by decreasing pain and increasing the range of motion in your joints.

Can chiropractic adjustments affect hormones?

Chiropractic care helps the nervous system function at its best. The nervous system controls all other systems, including the release of hormones.

How does chiropractic affect mental health?

Chiropractic care can affect mental health by decreasing chronic pain and improving overall quality of life. This drastically improves the patient’s mental health and sense of well-being.

 

 

How's your mood?

There are a few different things that we're going to talk about today that can impact how we feel.

So, we're going to get right into it.

Factors That Affect Our Mood

One of the first things I would discuss today is gut health and serotonin.

Now, serotonin is a neurotransmitter that does.

It can affect our mood and how we feel good.

It's not the only neurotransmitter that does that, but it does impact how we feel.

So, 90% and 95% of serotonin receptors are in the gut, so having a healthy gut can affect how serotonin interacts with our body and indirectly affect our mood.

So, how do we keep our gut healthy?

Well, let's eat healthy foods.

Whole foods, eating things that are fermented foods, can be really good, like raw sauerkraut, raw kefir.

There are a couple of other things, like yogurts.

These things can impact our gut health, affecting serotonin levels, which we know can play a role in our mood.

So, ensure you're eating a healthy diet with a minimum of processed foods, sugars, and sodas.

That will negatively impact our gut health and serotonin levels.

So, keeping a good diet will help the gut.

Number two is vitamin D.

If there's a hard winter, say up in the northern part of the country and even into Canada, it's really popular for people to do UV light therapy during the winter because, quite frankly, if we don't get enough sunlight, sun exposure can be kind of depressing.

People use UV light therapy during those hard winters, number one, to help stimulate the production of vitamin D, which sunlight does.

It helps activate vitamin D in our body.

Having higher vitamin D levels helps perk up our mood and keep us healthy.

So, good sources.

Now that it's springtime, we're seeing a little bit more sun, and 20 to 30 minutes of sunlight daily will help trigger your body to activate the vitamin D in there.

Then, I always talk to my patients about wild salmon, the food I know, which has higher vitamin D levels than anything.

Consuming that once or twice a week can boost your vitamin D levels.

So that's vitamin D.

Screen time versus social time.

Too much screen time, number one, it isolates us.

The other thing that we are seeing is a pretty rapid increase in anxiety and issues like that since the increase in the use of devices and device time.

So, it is having a negative impact.

This doesn't mean you can't have a device; it just means you should know how often you use it.

Are you trading more of this time and having less social time?

It's important for us to interact with our friends and family and to spend time together.

We know it impacts our mood.

It makes us feel better when we are around people.

So, I've spent too much time on the screen lately.

A little too long time, I want to get out there.

So, be cautious of this; just be aware of it.

Being constantly on a device and alone can affect our mood.

The last one is exercise.

Exercise stimulates and triggers the release of endorphins.

We know it's important for our cardiovascular health.

Our bodies want us to exercise, which can impact our mood if we don't get regular exercise.

Consider combining a couple of these: walking, getting some sunshine, and exercising.

Those things can impact your mood.

This is a partial list of things I want to discuss that can affect your mood and help boost it.

These are easy things for us to do and be aware of, but hopefully, this helps boost your mood for this springtime.

I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.

 

Call our office today to schedule an appointment to kickstart your healthy life: 530-221-8443

 

 

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