How a Positive Mental Attitude Affects
is no denying that our emotions affect our physical energy level, and vice-versa. What we eat each day
affects our mood both positively and negatively. The stresses we experience emotionally will also wear
our bodies down.
Diet and Emotion
It is important
to maintain normal levels of glucose in your blood, as extra high or low levels can compromise optimal brain function.
Fluctuations in blood glucose alter memory, learning capacity and mood.
When we eat fast releasing sugars found in white bread, sweets and breakfast cereals, we create a stress in the body,
stimulating the release of cortisol, which can cause emotional depression. Slow releasing carbohydrates,
such as whole grains, potatoes and many kinds of vegetables, release their fuel slowly, to help maintain normal levels of
glucose in the blood.
is not the only factor that impacts our emotions. Our thoughts are important to our total health.
When our body is not functioning properly, we often experience negative emotions. What we think
impacts our body. Negative emotions such as bitterness, resentment and un-forgiveness can be some of the
most deadly emotions a person can have. These emotions may prevent the body from releasing toxic material,
especially from the gallbladder. This toxic buildup can eventually lead to disease. Negative
emotions rob the body of valuable energy, which hinders the body from cleansing and healing itself. Negative
emotions permeate the body with negative influence.
tips for keeping a positive mental attitude are:
a regular practice of Prayer & Meditation – take a quiet time for you every day, and throughout
Be aware of your Speech – what you say about others and
yourself continues to feed negative thought patterns
Hang around with Positive People
– thoughts, words and attitudes are contagious. The people around you can affect you both positively
Think Positive Thoughts – all words and actions originate
as a thought. What we think comes out in our actions, which affects our well-being.