The BYG Method has its roots in the ancient systems of medicine from the East as well as modern nutritional science more familiar to people in the West. By combining Eastern and Western wellness theory, our purpose is to introduce a holistic and integrated learning experience in caring for the mind. Although the information we will cover in our mind health series is relevant to all of us, we can identify three distinct elements that can provide a customized approach. There are great benefits to understanding the dominant element running the central nervous system.
We will define the mind as the brain in action. Think of it as the computer system of the body that directs ALL functions in response to our internal and external environment. We are all wired a bit differently and learned behaviors play a major role. However, if we look at the elemental tendencies, we see that the pre-dominantly air mind learns quickly and forgets quickly. Their fast mind gives them an edge in creative problem solving. In stressful or worrisome times, they tend to be a light sleeper and often under eat when stressed.
The BYG mind health guide is aimed at helping you identify strategies to conserve energy and create more rest in your life. Since you may physically run out of steam yet find it difficult to slow down your mind, focus on creating a routine of eating, moving, and resting throughout the day. To relieve nighttime worry, try a gratitude journal entry before bed.
- Quick to learn, quick to forget
- Tendency towards anxiety, fear, or worry
- Impulsive decision-maker
- Loss of appetite when under stress
Habits That Support
- Finish your creative projects
- Declutter your space
- Reduce tension in the body by stretching daily
- Eat, sleep and eliminate on a schedule
- Write in a gratitude journal before bed to reduce worry
Foods That Support
- Chia seeds
- Grass-fed butter
- Flax seeds
- Nuts: almonds, brazil, cashews, walnuts
- Olives/olive oil
- Pumpkin seeds
Tip: Eating a Mediterranean-style diet
gives you plenty of choices for healthy
fats! Click here for our Greek Village Salad recipe!