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Reaching Better Mental Health with Ketamine and The "Big Three"

May 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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Sleep, physical activity, and a healthy diet are the “big three”! These behaviors are inseparable health factors of optimal well being. Dive in to find out how to achieve optimal health and well being with a mix of these and Ketamine treatments.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness. Poor mental health is a much more widespread problem than many people realize. It can affect anyone, at any time in their life.

Your lifestyle is the most important thing, that you can control, to ensure optimal well being. The "Big Three" include

  1. Sleep
  2. Physical activity
  3. Healthy diet


"The Big Three"

1. Sleep

How you feel in the morning is often a result of how well or poorly your body slept. It’s common knowledge that someone who has had less than optimal slumber will be grumpy, irritable and moody throughout their day. After all, there’s a reason it's said that someone in bad mood "woke up on the wrong side of bed."

Brain activity fluctuates during sleep, increasing and decreasing during different sleep stages that make up the sleep cycle. Each stage plays a role in brain health. The brain processes emotions during sleep which is why people who don’t get enough rest feel more stressed or sad.

Sufficient sleep, especially REM sleep, facilitates the brain’s processing of emotional information. A lack of sleep is especially harmful and can influence mood and emotional reactivity, such as mood disorders and depression, anxiety and many other disorders.

Sleep quality ranks as the most beneficial at improving mental health and wellbeing. Prioritizing getting quality sleep is of utmost importance. People who get too many or too little hours of sleep are more likely to feel symptoms of depression. Again, quality over quantity is key! 

A couple of simple ways you can improve your quality of sleep is creating a daily wind down routine and cutting out screen time before going to bed.

2. Physical Activity

Exercise is not just about muscle size or trimming your waistline; physical activity has also been linked to boosting mental and physical health. 

People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They have more energy throughout the day, sleep better at night, have better memory, and feel more positive about themselves. Exercise is also has a positive impact on depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

Broaden your idea of what you think exercise is! Sure running, lifting weights or playing basketball is good, so is physical activity such as gardening or washing your car outside. Any physical activity that gets you up and moving can help improve your mood! Ask our friends at Drip IV about mood-boosting IV vitamin therapy!

Find ways to add physical activity throughout your day. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator or park a little farther away from work!

Even just 30 minutes or more of exercise a day for three to five days a week may significantly improve depression or anxiety symptoms. But smaller amounts of physical activity — as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time — still make a difference. 

3. Healthy Diet

A good diet is the best way to stay sharp and focused. Good nutrition significantly affects our physical best, our concentration and attention span and also our mental health.

A poor diet can lead to fatigue, impaired decision-making, and can slow down reaction time. In fact, it can actually make people more agitated and may lead to stress and depression.

A healthy diet has been proven to help prevent these disorders.

Our society relies heavily on processed foods. These foods are high in flours and sugar and train the brain to crave more of them, rather than nutrient-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Most of the processed foods we eat are highly addictive and stimulate the dopamine centers in our brain, which are associated with pleasure and reward. In order to stop craving these foods, you have to stop consuming them, which eventually start to change the physiology in the brain when you pull added sugars and refined carbohydrates from your diet.

To boost your mental health, focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables along with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon. Dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and lentils are also excellent brain foods.   

Ketamine treatment

Ketamine can help boost your mental health

Ketamine has successfully helped relieve the debilitating symptoms of the following conditions:

Ketamine treatments are rooted in the recent scientific findings that low-dose ketamine infusions are effective in relieving symptoms of these conditions.

Ketamine has surfaced as the novel therapy for treatment-resistant depression, demonstrating rapid benefits. Originally developed as a safer version of PCP,  Ketamine has been the most widely studied and is currently in use for regular clinical treatments. It has demonstrated the potential for significant improvement within hours of administration.
Ketamine Infusion therapy begins with low dose infusions for the treatment of mood disorders. Adjustments can be made during an infusion as well as from one infusion to the next. With a small dose of Ketamine, depression and anxiety decrease, energy levels, creativity increase and sleep increase.


Spravato™ is a prescription medicine (nasal spray), used along with an antidepressant taken by mouth to treat Adults with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with suicidal thoughts or actions. Click for more information and find out if this treatment is right for you. Insurance providers are now offering coverage for Spravato™!

Disclaimer: As of September 29, 2023, NeuroMend no longer offers Spravato treatments. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to consult with our team or your healthcare provider for alternative options.

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Ultimately, sleep quality, physical activity, and a healthy diet work together to positively affect your mental health and well being. The combination of the use of Ketamine and "The Big Three" can potentially increase and prolong positive results combined with the use of Ketamine.

Ask us about Ketamine Infusions!

These healthy behaviors mentioned above have been known to have a harmonious effect on your overall wellbeing. If you excel in one of these behaviors, it will lead to making positive changes in your life and in others!

Rid yourselves of symptoms that may hinder quality of sleep and most importantly, quality of life. Contact us for more information on the clinical use of Ketamine treatments.

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