Why are people so angry today?
One reason I think people are so angry is because I do not think most people express their anger. Anger is seen as a negative emotion by some people so they suppress it. Years and years of doing that leads to that person just exploding and then thinks like road rage happen.
Another reason why I think people are so angry is because a lot of people are unfulfilled in their lives. They are in jobs that they hate or relationships that are unhealthy and not being able to leave those situations or feeling like they cannot do anything about those them turns into anger.
A third reason which I recently read about is a deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. According to an article written by Dena Schmidt on the NaturalHealth365 website,. when people are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids they are more prone to anger and hostility.
The last reason why I think people are so angry is because of the gut brain connection. Most people have digestive problems. Since our brain is connected to the gut through its own nervous system (enteric nervous system), anything that happens in the gut affects our mood.
Even though it does seem that people are angrier today, there are things that they can do.
1. Express their anger in a healthy way.
If someone has angered you, talk to them about it. A lot of times people do not even know that what they did made you angry. Use "I" instead of "you" when you discuss what made you angry.
Example-I became angry when you said this...
2. Don't settle for an unfulfilled life.
No one knows how long we have on this earth. Make the most of it. If you are in a job you hate, find one that you love doing most of the time. If you can't leave that job, try to find time to do what you love in your spare time.
3. Get your omega-3 fatty acids on.
You should be getting at least 1000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day.
If you can afford to eat some seafood three times a week.
If not, then consider taking an omega-3 fatty acid supplement. If you are on medication, check with your doctor to make sure that is okay to do that. When looking for an omega-3 supplement, make sure you it states that it is molecularly distilled and in the triglyceride form. That is the form that is best absorbed by our bodies.
4. Take care of your gut.
If you are having digestive problems, don't just ignore them. Get seen by a naturopathic physician or functional medicine practitioner so you can find out what's causing them.
Schmidt, Dena. "DHA deficiency increases anger and hostility" NaturalHealth365.com, Nutrition News, December 10, 2016. Accessed on 21 January 2017.
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