Just as our emotions can affect our physical wellbeing, so too can physical factors impact our mental state. Factors including nutrition, inflammation, digestive health, poor sleep, and food intolerances or malabsorption can alter levels of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine have been associated with mood disorders (such as depression, stress and anxiety). Depression has also been associated with lower levels of brain growth factors that protect and promote the growth of brain cells.
Addressing these physical factors through herbal and nutritional medicine can help to balance your brain chemistry and improve levels of brain growth factors, thereby improving your moods.