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Can Antioxidants Ease Depression and Anxiety?

Diving into how what we eat has an impact on how we feel!

* possibly unnecessary disclaimer: nope I’m not a doctor but I am certified in nutrition, food, and health. If you experience depressive symptoms, this can help you to get out of it without doing anything drastic.

Ok so now that is out of the way – Depression sucks and we all know what it is. Tips to rise out of it can be found here.

Although many people are familiar with the phenomenon of eating to feel better, many don’t draw the link between how what you eat can make you feel worse.

How What You Eat Can Make You Feel Bad

Food guilt is one thing but that’s not what we’re talking about.

This is about eating nutritionally deficient foods and how that takes a toll on your internal system. That includes your mind.

When you eat nutritionally deficient foods (AKA JUNK FOOD!) two main things happen in the body:

  • 1. Your body uses its resources (vitamins and minerals) to process/digest these foods. These resources are not replenished at that moment because the junk food doesn’t have any nutritional benefits to give.
  • 2. Free radicals enter the body and bounce around, damaging the cells inside of you. More info on free radicals can be found here.

How Does Junk Food Cause Depression?

A diet that has a prominent inclusion of junky foods is sure to be deficient in vitamins and minerals.

Over time, your body will start to feel “off” because it’s not getting what it needs to thrive.

Every organ needs nutrients, even your brain.

When you are deficient, your body is not operating optimally. The same way that your mood, strength, and focus is “off” when you are hungry.

Antioxidants fight depression by getting rid of free radicals and nourishing your body at the same time.

When you eat better, you feel better because your body has more of the things that literally do make you feel better.

Stress Relief For Everyone

Stress is just one of those parts of life that we all have to deal with. There’s a vast number of potential sources of stress. Some say that stress is a good thing because it keeps us sharp. Others say that we should aim to be stress-free in all areas of our lives.

I say, a stress-free life should be aimed for but as long as you give a damn about anything on the Earth, you will probably experience some stress whether you want to or not.

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Have you heard of Decision Fatigue? That’s when you make a lot of decisions during the day and you begin to feel exhausted because of it. In those moments, someone else coming up with a good idea can be a huge relief.

Sometimes adults can be quick to shut down an idea because it comes from someone younger than them. But, speaking from experience, children can have great ideas about action or how to view something.

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People Are Being Kidnapped

Can you imagine how scary it would be for someone to snatch you take you away?! How fast your world could change in 1 minute of being caught off guard?

I had a scary moment a couple of days ago. A kidnapping scare rocked my world!

At the end of this post Ill share a screenshot of the text I sent my Sister telling her the story.

All of us, I think we need to be more aware of the scary reality that kidnappings, abductions, and human trafficking is very real.

Some reports say that the United States is number 1 is child sex trafficking. It makes me uncomfortable because this is my home country but facts are facts.

Dead bodies are turning up with their organs missing, too. That’s called organ harvesting. It happens.

I live in the state of Virginia and since last year there have been over 300 cases of missing children. These cases have not been solved. WHERE ARE THESE CHILDREN???

I feel like I could cry typing this. If my son Legendary was to go missing, I would not be able to function in any way, shape, or form. We really need to look out for each other in every way that we can.

No, it’s not just children – women too. They’re being abducted. Men too, honestly.

In general, as World citizens, we really need to be more aware of our surroundings and do whatever we can to stop this madness.

Lucky for me, my son and I are fine. Someone said that I overreacted so you read the text below and let me know what you think.

The Line Between Professional and Personal Blog Posts

As I aim to have a website with helpful information, I can’t deny the fact that I’m also influenced by other websites that I follow here on WordPress. Those are mostly the ones that are blog-type and anecdotal.

As a writer, and as someone who doesn’t like to burden my friends with my thoughts and feelings, I find myself turning more to my website, Easy Light Sources, to express myself.

All in all, my doing so is not particularly a bad thing. I guess I am aware of it now because when I first began writing for Easy Light Sources, I made a mental choice to not write in first person for the majority of the content.

But right now in my life, I’m going through a lot. My entire family is. Some of the happier topics that I have planned, I’m actually struggling with.

After this post on completion, I’m still feeling pretty good. But, things are changing, now.

Changing how?

Spiritual Readings indicate it’s all good on all fronts. But the details of reality don’t look so well. Personally I am confused – how much is mind over matter? I don’t know who to trust, which is also a hard reality to deal with.

Well, that’s me talking about myself some more.

When Easy Light Sources started, it was food focused – fruits and vegetables. I’d like to go back to that but my life is in a different place.

I have Easy Light Sources book manuscripts I’d like to have printed but I don’t have the cash. I’d also like to upgrade this website to sell ebooks but as they say, it takes money to make money.

Discussing this with someone else ended up with them offering me roles in their adult movies. He even offered to pay for me to have breast implants.

As tempting as fast money is, it’s the integrity of my mind and soul that won’t allow that to happen. Luckily the friend respects my status as a role model and he didn’t push the opportunity too much.

There seems to be a stark contrast in terms of what I believe versus what I’m able to materialize. For this reason, I choose to only write on what I know to be real in life.

I think that authenticity is not always rewarded. Not to be fake, but there is strength in only showing the desirable sides of yourself. Especially and moreso when no one really knows who you are.

I’d really like this to be the last personal informational post. This site was not created to be a personal blog so I’ll do my best to keep it on track. Thanks, tho, for being here for me to talk too. I’ll find out later if it was for the best or worst.