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November 2021

Experiencing low or fluctuating mood? Support your nervous system.

By BioCare 7 months ago 4685 Views

The nervous system makes us who we are, enabling us to sense, think, feel, remember, and move. When our nervous system isn’t working well, it can affect our social and emotional wellbeing, as well as our day-to-day performance at work or school. 

Situational factors, past experiences, learned helplessness, dark nights, and a lack of sound nutrition to support our neurotransmitters and nerve cell structure, might predispose us to low mood.   

Are you prone to low mood or mood swings or not feeling motivated or sociable, perhaps coupled with low energy? Do you often feel you need to drink coffee to increase your energy levels and stay focused, or do you feel the urge to have a chocolate bar mid-morning? Or maybe you’ve been craving salty or spicy foods more lately?

The Cycle of Addiction

By BioCare 7 months ago 2966 Views

Addictive disorders are increasingly growing as a result of the mental, physical and financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 In particular, the social isolation created by the pandemic has also driven a rise in addictive behaviours2 as a result of increased anxiety.1 These revolve around the consumption or use of a stimulus that drives feelings of pleasure; stimuli may involve agonists, which are substances capable of binding to and activating a neurotransmitter target cell e.g. alcohol, cocaine, caffeine, nicotine and sugar, or environmental stimuli such as smart devices and exercise. Seemingly ‘healthy’ habits can also drive addictive behaviours, highlighted by psychological conditions like orthorexia, which is characterised by an obsession with eating ‘clean.3