What is mental health?

According to the World Health Organisation, it is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment”. We all have mental health in the same way we have physical health. At some point, most of us will experience poor mental health, or know someone who has.

What does poor mental health look like?

In this context, we are talking about mental health in the context of stress, anxiety, depression or burnout. This might be driven by difficulties in your life, relationship problems, being unable to shut off due to tech, feeling overworked, a lack of meaning or purpose in your life, or crippling perfectionism. You might be feeling overwhelmed, panicky, out of control, unfilled, unhappy and worried about your health. Suffering from poor mental health can be very frightening, and it’s important to seek professional help if you’re struggling.

How to optimise your mental health

The first thing is nutrition. What you eat will have a profound impact on your mental health. Eating a diet that is personal to you is so important, not just for mental health but for sleep, energy, body composition, digestion and fitness. Eating a diet based on your unique DNA will enable you to optimise your health, fitness and wellbeing, nourish your mind, and provide your gut and your brain with the nutrients it needs to flourish.

The second thing relates to hormones. One is thyroid; both hyper- and hypothyroidism have been linked to mood problems. The other is vitamin D3, which we synthesise from the sun. A deficiency in vitamin D3 is very common in people from the Northern hemisphere, and is linked to depression, fatigue and unexplained aches and pains. We can quickly address these issues by testing to see if levels are low and supplementing where required.

The third thing is fixing any issues that reside in the gut. A lack of microbial diversity in the gut has been linked with depression, mood disorders, autoimmune conditions such as eczema and asthma and even autism. We include a course of kefir as part of the package to repopulate your gut with good bacteria.

The final thing is mental nourishment. Simple but incredibly powerful techniques such as gratitude journaling, meditation and breathing exercises can have a huge impact on the mind and mental health. The beauty of these is that they cost nothing to do but the health benefits are life-changing. There are many studies showing the benefits of these techniques, and we discuss this at length in the accompanying eBook.

Bodyshot Mental Health Package

We have brought together everything you need to optimise your mental health, in one package. The Mental Health Package includes the DNA test for diet and fitness, a non-invasive blood test panel for thyroid and vitamin D3, and a 21-day course of goat milk kefir, made from a traditional recipe by our partner in Wales.

Once we’ve received the results of your DNA and blood test, we arrange a suitable time for the consultation which takes place online and lasts approximately 60 minutes. In the consultation, we analyse your results, explain what everything means and draw up a personalised action plan.

Our Mental Health Package includes an eBook and accompanying video that talks you through the Mental Health Signal and gives you loads of tips, information and a resource you can keep coming back to. The eBook is a concise summary of everything we’ve learned from the hundreds of clients we’ve helped to optimise their mental health.

What you get:

DNA test for diet and fitness
Custom Blood Panel
21 Day Course of Goat Milk Kefir

Consultation with a Health Expert