Stress, both physical and emotional, affect digestion and nutrient absorption in the gut and can lead to vitamin and mineral imbalances and deficiencies. Truehope believes that these nutrient deficiencies, if left unchecked, can eventually result in a wide variety of mental health issues, including bipolar and depression.
Reducing the stress in our lives can positively effect better nutrient absorption in the body, thus having a beneficial effect on mental health.
So what can you do to manage stress? The Canadian Mental Health Association provides these 18 helpful tips for reducing or even eliminating stress in your daily life: