Similar to health and fitness, what you put into your body impacts both your physical and mental health. Nutrition is a vital part of the wellness picture and for special needs parents this can oftentimes be a secondary focus because of the constant desire to look after loved ones first.

Did you know that your sugar intake can increase your stress level? It can also be the culprit for things like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. On the flip side, if you fuel your body with healthy alternatives, you can feel more balanced, vibrant, and energetic.

It’s important to monitor your nutrition just as you do for your family member with special needs. After all the goal is total family wellness, right?

Resident Expert: Nikki Stephens, Health Coach and Natural Food Chef