Podcast 275: Food Affects Your Mood

Martin shares Metabolic Typing and how food immediately affects your mindset.

Some foods, such as meat or sweet and acid foods, are good for certain people – and for these are not “problem” foods. On others, their effects are adverse. In order to gain a better understanding of this phenomenon and a deeper insight into the food-related causes of diseases, it is helpful to take a closer look at our metabolism.

Problems arise when the tension-relaxation cycle is not centered but remains one-sided. During work there may be too much tension, while the following rest period does not result in complete relaxation. If this condition becomes chronic, also other tension-related symptoms may develop, such as high blood pressure or restlessness.

To bring the body back into balance, remedies with a parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) influence may be applied, such as relaxation exercises, a vegetarian diet or magnesium supplements. On the other hand, if the body generally is too relaxed, too weak and soft for the daily tasks, and mind and emotions cannot be aroused, then tension-producing sympathetic nervous system (SNS) influences may be applied, such as using flesh foods or calcium supplements.

Author: Martin Pytela