Stress And The Body-Mind Connection


After a casual conversation with a professor who happens to be a clinical psychologist, I realized that some foods increase stress and anxiety. Here’s what I learned from psychpreneur Dino Ubalde, founder of Mindspot Counseling and Psychological Services.

There is a body-mind connection when it comes to physical and mental health. If you are undergoing pressure, stress, anxiety or depression - stay away from these foods because they can lead to rapid changes in mood. Meaning: highs and lows.

1. Caffeine (coffee, tea, softdrinks, energy drinks)

2. Liquor and alcohol 

3. Sweet food (refined sugar)

4. Salty food (high-sodium)



Are you experiencing any of these stress symptoms?

o Low energy

o Frequent headaches

o Upset stomach (diarrhea, constipation, nausea)

o Aches, pains, tense muscles

o Chest pain, rapid heartbeat

o Insomnia

o Frequent colds 

o Loss of sexual desire/ability (which could lead to even more stress)


Don’t take your health for granted. Remember: “Long-term stress can harm your health. Over time, continued strain on your body from routine stress may contribute to serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, as well as mental disorders like depression or anxiety.”



Make an effort to take corrective action, instead of just complaining or suffering.

1. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine – or at least reduce consumption.

2. Move! Stand up and do some simple stretching. Physical activity can help you de-stress.

3. Talk to someone you trust. Sometimes you will discover fresh perspectives.

4. Take short breaks. A siesta after lunch can recharge you.

5. Practice relaxation. Download meditation music easily available online. Close your eyes and do some deep breathing. Focus on these three words: peace, love, calm.

6. Get more sleep – preferably at the same time. Develop a routine.



Managing stress by staying healthy in body and mind takes conscious effort. There is an easier way to make it happen. If you want to strengthen your immune system and regenerate your body-mind health in a convenient manner, clinical psychologist and psychpreneur Dino Ubalde recommends Imuregen, a food supplement made from all-natural ingredients. ( Now there is a yummy way to boost your body-mind connection. Hay naku!


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