I Dare You To Try This – Change Your Food Intake for Three Months

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ―Andre Gide

I Dare You To Try This.

There is a scientifically proven connection between mental health and nutrition. 

I know you don’t want to hear that. I know that you are used to hearing that there is a pill for that. There is, but it is not the only option, and it is not always the best option. Are you doing the research to know what is best for you? 

More than twenty years ago I started hearing of people adjusting their eating to affect their ADHD. I thought that was a nice idea and I didn’t take much stock in it. The more I continue to learn and study about neurodiversity and the brain, the more that it is clear that there is a strong connection between the brain and what we feed ourselves. The more I have learned over the years, the more I have adjusted my own eating habits, a little at a time. Like “Pizza is not a food group” and “Driving through only drives down my processing ability.” These are some of the little reminders I use to keep my focus on my brain and what it NEEDS, but my emotions and what they WANT.

Did you know that your stomach is made up of the same tissue as your brain?

Check here to learn more.

If you are neurodiverse, you need to pay attention to this connection. You are affected by this more than they A typical brain. It is one of the many ways that being an adult with dyslexia is different from other people.

Over a year ago I took this research and applied it to my life. I hired a nutritionist and we have been implementing a whole new way of connecting with food. I had a DNA test so we could eliminate all of the inflammation and then we started adding nutrients that I needed for my brain to process better, function better and self-regulate better. So not only do I tell clients they need to do this, but I am also doing this. For the results, it has been well worth the effort. My brain is much calmer, the swings are much smaller, I sleep better, and I have been able to get more done while going through some emotional times, with the passing of my father and his estate.

I recently passed this TEDx talk, and it really summarizes what they are finding. We can’t ignore the connection.

Watch the 15min video.

I DARE you to look at your nutritional intake (food) and make a dramatic change for three months and see what happens. It is easy to just keep doing what you are doing and getting the same results. If you want change, I mean real change, you have to change things up in a big way. This could be a game changer and you don’t even know it yet.

The science is showing us that medication for mental health is great for short term results. It can really be helpful; it just doesn’t have the staying power that nutrition has over the long term.

Fight for your brain. Send it a lifeline by giving it the food and nutrients it needs to be successful.

I would love to hear the results from this three-month challenge.

Here are some places to start:

Food and Dyslexia

Nutritional Information by Condition

Helping Dyslexic Child with Diet and Exercises

Hire a nutritionist who specializes in the brain gut connection. It is what all of the strong athletes do. (Tom Brady, Serena Williams and LeBron James just to name a few)

Nutritionist who specializes in the brain gut connection

List of Learning Disabilities

I know this is hard to hear and that you are still thinking I am full of sh*t. You can keep thinking that way, or you can test it out for yourself and decide. I did and it made such a big difference for me, that I just keep doing it easily.

Good luck and start thinking differently, so you have the different life you desire.



JoyGenea Schumer
Business Owner, International Neurodiversity Coach and Speaker

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