The behaviour of partners or friends can seem a real challenge at times.
Mood swings, unpredictable moods, bouts of sudden unexplained anger and what seems to be totally irrational behaviour. These things are the common triggers of arguments and even domestic violence. So, what causes such behaviour?
There are many reasons, often stemming from Values conflicts between two people, or even conflicting unconscious Values in an individual.
But here I want to focus the spotlight on a damaging cause that is becoming a greater danger as each year goes past. And that cause is our modern diet.
Yes, you read that correctly – diet, the stuff we stick in our mouths on a daily basis.
As a psychotherapist with over 40 years of clinical experience, at least 50% of cases of anxiety, depression, mood swings, anger and “weird” behaviour can be attributed to diets high in specific food types containing high sugar levels, nutritional deficiencies or products containing gluten. These foods damage the lining of the small intestine causing disruption to the uptake of essential nutrients and the production of essential neurotransmitters including Serotonin. Serotonin is a molecule that helps regulate mood and a sense of wellbeing. Eighty percent of its production occurs in the lining of the small intestine.
When toxins, sugars, gluten and other food sourced irritants damage this lining it is the nervous system that provides the first indicator that something is wrong.
Under such conditions, the change in mood is often noticed by others before we see it in ourselves. Sudden mood swings are common. Anger triggers without reason and anxiety and depression become part of our lives. Life can become very difficult, if not impossible. At the upper end of the problem, we start to see diagnosable mental illness.
So when your friends, family or partner starts behaving differently for little apparent reason, just be aware they may not be in control of their emotions or behaviour. A little understanding and research into some changes in diet may well save your relationship.
Hint: Google search for “psychonutrition”
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