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06:42 PM | 30-10-2021

I am 49 years old and have lot of mood swings? How to resolve this issue?


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03:01 PM | 10-11-2021

Hello Jasbir,

A mood disorder can be due to both our foul diet and the external stress which makes our mind and body vulnerable to mood swings and frustration. Having the right type of food and attitude in stress management will help us heal this issue effectively.

Eat:

The first thing in the morning is to start your day with something light in nature. Easy to digest is what your breakfast should be because they are the kind of nutrients that get absorbed easily. Even the early morning ritual should include consumption of two-three glasses of warm water will help in flushing out all the toxins.

The ideal diet would be to depend on fruits and raw vegetable intake for at least one month and refrain from something oil-based.

One inch of ginger boiled in two cups of water with one tablespoon lemon, boil them for 5-10 minutes before hitting the bed, as this helps in soothing nerves and relaxing your mind, which helps in treating mood swings and good sleep.

Meditation:

In any kind of disease, stress comes complementary to it. But with our assurance and positive attitude, we can treat anything.

  • The best thing to start with is breathing mindfully before sleeping with the help of music to stay positive.
  • In a room take a bowl of water and add two-three drops of orange or lavender essential oil. This will help in soothing you and the aroma will relax you and keep you away from any kind of disease.
  • Use a 15-minute relaxation technique before sleep by hearing a piece of soothing music mostly flute or waterfall as the sound helps in resonating with the mind and deep breathing with it helps in relaxing your mind.
  • Take a head massage an hour before sleep, coconut oil is preferable. A positive attitude will help you to deal with everything in life. Go gadget-free before going off to sleep, make your room completely soundproof.

Practice this it will be helpful.

Hopefully, these suggestions will help you.

Thank you.



11:12 AM | 17-01-2022

Hello Jasbir,

Mood swings may be due to some stress in your life,it may be an achievement or some person or finances or career. In such cases,you need to stop overthinking.
It may also result from hypothyroidism or obesity. Here,you have to engage yourself in physical exercises.
Get up early in the morning and go outside and look at the sky,this gives a soothing effect to mind.
When you are experiencing mood swings, you may feel to be alone but trust me you should not. Be with your friend or friends, this moral support will improve your condition a lot.
You may feel a kind of fear to go outside but you need to overcome that and you will start feeling better.
Do meditation daily and give time to your hobbies.

Reasons for mood swings

  • Stress.
  • Emotional shock.
  • Diseases like thyroid. 
  • Some medications.

What should be followed?

Meditation 

When it comes to any mental issue, nothing is better than meditation. 

It gives a soothing effect to the brain, reduces stress. The vibrations generated while meditation initiates the glands to release hormones that make us feel happy.

The root cause for any mental issue is stress and meditation is the key to overcome this.

Hence, practice meditation regularly for 15-20min early in the morning and also in the evening. Do meditation at a place that is quiet and if possible do it in the fresh air. 

Diet

  • Start the day with 3 to 4 glasses of warm water in the morning. This will help to flush out the toxins out of the body. 
  • Eat only plant-based natural foods as they will digest easily. A proper gut movement is also important for good mental health. 
  • Drink freshly prepared homemade fruit juices. 
  • Drink coconut water daily.
  • Include sprouts, nuts, beans, salads in your diet to get proper nutrition. 

Foods to avoid

  • Avoid dairy products and animal foods. 
  • Avoid tea, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks. 
  • Avoid carbonated drinks. 
  • Avoid maida, refined grains, refined sugar, and refined oil.
  • Avoid packaged, processed, spicy, and oily foods. 

Exercise 

For good mental health, exercising is very important as it improves the blood circulation in the whole body including the brain.

  • Start the day with a brisk morning walk. 
  • Do shirsha asana as it is very beneficial for improving blood circulation to the brain. 
  • Practice pranayam, specially bhramri pranayam is very essential for mental health. 

Sleep

Sleep is very essential for our mental health. It reduces stress, improves immunity, affects circadian rhythm. 

Hence, take proper sleep of at least 7-8 hours regularly. Sleep early at night at around 10 pm and also wake up early in the morning at around 6 am. 

Avoid using any electronic devices like mobiles, laptops, computers, tv, etc at least 1 hour before sleeping. 

Thank you 


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