October 17, 2014

The Impact of Food on Mood: My Interview with Heather Pierce Giannone

As you may know, I’m a big believer in the idea that our emotions contain information.

Some people think that our feelings are a result of neurochemicals firing haphazardly, but I disagree. I believe that they’re signals from our inner wisdom – and when we don’t feel great, it’s usually a sign that something in our life needs our attention.

Recently, however, I’ve started to feel concerned that my intentions, or my message here, could be misinterpreted – because I don’t believe that what “needs our attention” is always emotional or psychological in nature; sometimes it’s related to our physical body.

The truth is that it’s nearly impossible to feel good emotionally when we don’t feel good physically, and sometimes what we need is better nutrition, more loving care, or more cardio 😉

Well enter my friend Heather Pierce Giannone. Heather is a health coach who specializes in helping people to understand how the food they eat makes them feel.

While you may have chosen in the past to look at your “diet” through the lens of trying to get – or stay – skinny, I want to invite you to think about food through another lens: Whether it makes you feel good, whether it gives you sustainable energy, and whether it supports you in being the healthiest, most vibrant, version of you that you can be.

Please watch this video where we talk about “pizza energy,” the role of the microbiome in mental health, and how you can lean in to greater health with ease (she’s got some awesome tips). Check it out here:

If you’re curious to learn more about the microbiome and it’s relationship to anxiety in particular, you can check out this article from Mind Body Green, and if you have any questions for Heather you can ask her the private Facebook group that I have set up for subscribers only by opting in at the bottom of this web page.

Thanks!

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