How to Build Self-Esteem and Get a Mood Boost With Bifidus

girls feeling down in dumpsDid you know that millions of people suffer from low self-esteem, and that some of the most successful people in the world have the lowest self-esteem? And did you know that most of these people don’t know how to build self-esteem? They could all benefit from a mood boost.

Amazing … and true.

If you suffer from lack of confidence from low self-esteem, don’t worry. First, you are not alone. Second, there are some simple natural solutions that can really be a mood boost and confidence booster. We call these “good mood foods.”

How to Build Self-Esteem and Bifidus
If you want to know how to build self-esteem and get a mood boost there are many ways–everything from joining a Toastmaster’s group to therapy to improving your nutrition. We have found that mood and food are definitely connected and improving nutrition can really support someone’s mood, confidence and self-esteem.

It turns out that bifidus (also called Bifidobacterium) can play a key nutritional role in supporting the substances in our bodies that promote health self-esteem. It’s one of the key ingredients in mother’s milk.

Bifidus is one of the biggest sources of immunity during a child’s first two years of life. It’s no wonder that it is present in mother’s milk as well as in the birth canal during birth. This bacteria lives mostly in the large intestine (colon). In fact, in breast-fed children, 99 percent of the bacteria in the colon are bifidus.

On a mental-emotional level, bifidus is linked with feelings of self-esteem, as well as feeling supported and nurtured in life. Many fearful or depressed people, or people with low self-esteem, often experience a dramatic change and mood boost when they add bifidus to their daily regimen. Bifidus helps the body produce folate and other B vitamins, which in turn help the body to produce mood-regulating hormones, including the “feel good” hormone serotonin. B vitamins, especially folate and B12, have long been shown to have a positive effect on mood. Elaine Magee, registered dietician, reports:

“A recent Spanish study, using data from 4,211 men and 5,459 women, showed that rates of depression tended to increase in men (especially smokers) as folate intake decreased. The same occurred for women (especially among those who smoked or were physically active) but with another B-vitamin: B12. This isn’t the first study to discover an association between these two vitamins and depression.”

If you want to know how to build self-esteem and need a mood boost, adding bifidus to your diet is a simple and supportive solution. People lacking in bifidus either did not get enough during childhood, or the stresses of living have decreased the levels of bifidus in their bodies. In either case, supplementing with bifidus can create a strong positive change, both physically and emotionally, and is an option for a mood boost and building self-esteem.
How to Build Self-Esteem in Other Ways
Many other life practices, aside from taking bifidus, can help build self-esteem and help with a mood boost. Consider the following:

  • regular exercise
  • meditation
  • learning and using a new skill (no matter how trivial)
  • reaching out to help another in need (get out of yourself!)
  • finding a single thing to appreciate about yourself each day

That doesn’t sound too complicated, does it? As always, keep it simple and keep on truckin’ the road of life!


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