This pin is about food and how this can negatively or positively affect your stress levels. This relates to the topic of stress because food can actually impact a person's stress levels. We pinned this because food is a quick and easy way to help deal with stress.
We've heard it before: most Americans have a pretty big problem with food. We eat too much of it, and a lot of the stuff we eat is junk. It's everywhere we turn, tempting and distracting us. Our overindulgence is even altering our brains. But Todd Essig, a psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute and a psychiatry professor at New York Medical College, has found a positive spin on what food can do for mental health. In an article published this week on a Psychology Today blog, Essig makes the case that local food, eaten mindfully, can fundamentally improve your life.