According to Mental Health America, the prevalence of youth experiencing major episodes of depression has been steadily increasing over the last six years and more than ten million adults in the United States are still in need of mental health treatment. More Americans have health care insurance today, but not all plans cover mental and emotional difficulties.

Mental health is multifaceted, consisting of many factors that make up our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. Physically, when our body is in good working condition, our mood is typically positive. But when we are suffering from a physical illness, it is difficult to maintain an optimistic viewpoint and easy to slip into a state of depression. This is why it is so imperative that we do our best to maintain our physical health because it impacts our mental wellness.

When we are in emotional distress or elation, we know these states also impact our mood. When we are feeling low from a broken relationship or a lost job, then it is imperative to seek help or take actions which begin the healing process. Expressing our feelings to loved ones, going for a walk-in nature, taking a pause to do a short meditation, or connecting with others of like minds are a few examples.

We are also living on a planet whose frequency and magnetic field intensities are influencing our own biological systems, including how we think and feel. This blog will focus on the therapeutic lifestyle changes that we can implement in order to improve our mental wellness and help maintain it. We will highlight the importance of eating healthy meals, discuss the Earth’s magnetic field, and the crucial role that PEMF Therapy can play in helping to enhance our health.

How Food Affects Your Mood

The more we learn about gut health, the more we realize how important it is to our OVERALL health. The recent investment issue of Forbes Magazine spotlighted the gut microbiome and its health applications. Magazines such as Forbes are recognizing the gut health topic because it has become a trending science.

Recent studies have revealed that our gut microbiome includes more than 100 trillion bacterial cells. Those gut microbes produce more feel-good neurotransmitters, like serotonin and dopamine, than the brain itself which is Amazing! These neurotransmitters affect how we feel, signifying that the balance within the gut-brain axis forms the very foundation of our mental wellness.

Learn more about The Road to Wellness Through Gut Health.

NASA, PEMF Therapy, & The Earth’s Magnetic Field

  • NASA is well known for its profound research in the field of PEMF and its impact upon the human body. Their extreme curiosity was a direct response to astronauts experiencing depressive-like states while being away from the Earth’s magnetic field for an extended duration. NASA discovered that our bodies are naturally accustomed to the Earth’s magnetic field and our bodies are not able to function correctly when we are removed from its presence, as if we were missing essential nutrients. The Earth has a base frequency or Schumann Resonance of 7.83 Hz which has remained relatively stable. However, global electromagnetic activity has been steadily increasing and fluctuating since NASA discovered its impact on the human body in the 1960’s.
  • You can see the Earth’s frequency in its current time here: Schumann Resonance Today.
  • Russian Space Scientist, Dr. Alexey N. Dmitriev, has evidence that our planet, the Sun, and our entire solar system is going through an unprecedented energetic shift. In his published paper, PLANETOPHYSICAL STATE OF THE EARTH AND LIFE, Dmitriev states, “Current PlanetoPhysical alterations of the Earth are becoming irreversible. Strong evidence exists that these transformations are being caused by highly charged material and energetic nonuniformity’s in anisotropic interstellar space which have broken into the interplanetary area of our Solar System. This “donation” of energy is producing hybrid processes and excited energy states in all planets, as well as the Sun.”


BEMER Therapy and Mental Health

  • BEMER Application in Children’s Mental Health, Haug Report, p. 19-20. This study evaluated the impact that BEMER Therapy had upon the mental health and emotional stability of youth between the ages of 4 to 17 years of age. The observations showed that BEMER had a calming effect upon the youth. They displayed a decrease in physical aggression and an increase in academic and social participation. In particular, BEMER also had a balancing influence upon the mental and emotional states of these youths as stated by Susan Pickrel, MD.

    “A child with an anxious or agitated affect has clearly observed calming and a child with a flat or blunted affect has an appropriate energizing.”  – Susan Pickrel, MD 

  • BEMER Therapy for Cognitive Impairments, Haug Report, p. 21-23. This study highlights a 57-year-old secretary who filed for early retirement due to cognitive decline. She was making mistakes, having trouble finding the right words, and forgetfulness became apparent. SPECT images showed circulatory deficiencies throughout her brain, and an irregular brainstem that was low in activity. BEMER was applied consistently for 2 years with excellent results:   

    Brain images showed positive changes to the circulatory condition in the brain, including the brainstem. Check-up concluded normal psychomotor speed, a stable mental state, unimpaired thinking, and intellectual-mnestic functions have been preserved. – Dr. med. Eva Csecsel  

Conclusion

There are many factors which contribute to the state of our mental health. These factors include our dietary food choices, the magnetic field and Schumann Resonance of the Earth, and how well we are taking care of ourselves by incorporating complementary therapies into our daily behavior patterns.

In order to experience harmony and remain in a balanced state amidst an ever-developing world, we can choose to integrate therapeutic lifestyle changes to help us maintain a calm and clear mind.

These lifestyle changes present us with the opportunity to eat healthier, supplement our diet with high-quality nutrition products, or invest in a PEMF Therapy device such as BEMER which will improve the quality of our lives. By applying these preventative health measures, we are empowering ourselves to experience optimal well-being in the present moment and well into the future.

 

I am available for your support and to answer any questions you may have, so please reach out.

 

Susan Kapatoes, IBD
Cell:
508-282-7877
Email:
susan@inspireyourjourney.com
 

Susan Kapatoes, MHA is the founder and owner of Inspire Your Journey, a holistic wellness company. She is a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, the Mental Wellness Company, and an Independent Distributor with BEMER Therapy. She lives in Massachusetts. 

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Mental Health America. 2020. The State Of Mental Health In America. [online] Available at: https://www.mhanational.org/issues/state-mental-health-americautm_content=buffer25f85&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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 By Susan Kapatoes, MHA

The morning meals that I consume on a daily basis are vital to maintaining my gut health. Research shows that the health of your gut microbiome, which is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes, directly impacts your overall body health and state of mental wellness.

Most of your gut microbes are found in your large intestine and they are collectively referred to as the gut microbiome. These bacteria play a very important role in your health by helping to improve digestion and boost your immune system.

Your gut also has its own nervous system and contains more than 100 million neurons. Your gut and your brain are constantly in communication with each other. They can influence the chemistry of your mood, emotions, immune system, and long-term health. Once I started to pay more attention to my stomach and my dietary lifestyle, I noticed substantial improvements in a few different areas of my health. We are all aware when our tummy does not feel good, but do you notice when it feels great?

There are three major changes that I have observed since tweaking my diet. I now consume more fruits and vegetables, eat very little added sugar, have decreased my meat and dairy consumption, and take gut boosting supplements on a daily basis. This combination of eating a healthy diet plus taking high quality gut microbiome supplements has made a big difference in my life; I simply feel better, my stomach is calm, my mind is clearer, and my body has been improved on a physical level. Here’s what I noticed:

First, there was an immediate change in the quality and frequency of my bowel movements (BM’s). I became more regular on a daily basis, and regularity is essential for health. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed a change in my body’s metabolism. It is not what it used to be. I realize now that I have to be very careful with my diet if I want to have a pleasant experience in the bathroom. When the majority of my calories are coming from whole fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts on any given day, then I am fine.

Second, my sugar cravings have decreased since I made the decision to consume very little sugar in my diet. When you crave sugar and start eating junk food instead of choosing a healthy alternative, this decision sets off a chain reaction in your body that has you wanting more and more junk food. You never truly feel satisfied because that unhealthy food is made of empty, non-nutrient calories.

Third, and perhaps most significantly, I now have a much cleaner tongue. I know that sounds like an odd thing to admit, but having a white tongue has always been a pet peeve of mine. I had tried countless remedies over the years and nothing worked. I had given up hope of ever having a truly clean tongue, but alas, this combination of modifying my diet plus taking the gut microbiome supplements has finally made the difference. Ironically, this was not the goal when I ventured onto the road of gut health, but having a clean tongue has been a surprising benefit. When you have a clean tongue on a consistent basis, you know you are doing something right!

Here are two morning recipes for a protein smoothie and a bowl of oatmeal that will boost your gut microbiome and taste good too. I have these nourishing foods every morning, which are a great way to start your day.

Morning Protein Shake

This delicious shake is gluten-free and dairy-free. The banana adds a nice consistency.

8 oz organic unsweetened cocunt milk
2 sprigs fresh parsley
1/2 banana
Handful mixed berries
1 tsp seed fiber
1 scoop vanilla protein
1 scoop probiotic powder

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!

Morning Oatmeal

I look forward to this nourishing bowl of warmth every morning. It tastes great and is packed with superb nutrition.

1/4 c organic quick cook steel cut oats
1/4 c water
Handful frozen wild blueberries
1 tsp superfood powder

Cook the oatmeal according to instructions. Add the blueberries & superfood powder. Enjoy!

Improve Your Gut Health

Taking care of yourself begins with the quality of your dietary lifestyle and the supplementation that you are consuming on a regular basis. Amare understands that the health of your gut also affects the state of your mental wellness. The gut-brain axis (GBX) is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system, i.e. it is the communication highway between your gut and your brain.

My own health has been transformed by taking Amare’s high-quality nutrition products. I have been in the nutrition field since the 1990’s and have tried MANY different types of supplements, probiotics, vitamins, and protein powders. I am taking Amare’s products because they work and they are HIGH QUALITY. These are the supplements that I am taking right now:

  • Fundamentals Pack  – complete nutrition for your gut, your brain, and your gut-brain axis.
  • GBX Protein – sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free, and TASTES AMAZING!
  • GBX SeedFiber100% bioavailable seed powder to get that extra boost of FIBER.
  • GBX SuperFood – sugar-free fruit and veggie powder that tastes great. Excellent for kids who don’t like their veggies!

Once you commit to a healthy eating routine, it will become easier and easier to follow. I have realized that eating healthy begins with having a healthy mindset. Once you have made up your mind that you want to feel better, you will continue to make smart food choices because you are literally rewiring your brain and your gut to make wiser decisions.

I am available for your support and to answer any questions you may have, so please reach out!


Susan Kapatoes
Cell:
508-282-7877
Email:
susan@inspireyourjourney.com
 

Susan Kapatoes, MHA is the founder and owner of Inspire Your Journey, a holistic wellness company. She is a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, the Mental Wellness Company, and an Independent Distributor with BEMER Therapy. She lives in Massachusetts.