Symptoms, conditions and causes

Why do I have mood swings?

“Mood swings” is the name given to a condition where your mood changes fast from good to bad and the opposite. There are hormonal reasons behind this condition as well as nutritional reasons, and both have simple remedies.

Cause #1: High estrogen

There is a connection between high estrogen (female hormone) and mood swings. If your body has high amounts of estrogen from your diet or from other causes (for example, having a high percentage of body fat) it can cause many difficulties related to your moods as well as depression and anxiety.


  • Consume cruciferous vegetables (natural estrogen blockers)

  • Consume DIM (concentrated cruciferous)

  • Take vitamin B6

  • Take a lot of B vitamins:

• nutritional yeast • benfotiamine

  • Take vitamin D

  • Take boron and sea kelp

  • Try to eat more organic foods

  • Avoid dairy

  • Avoid soy

  • Avoid birth control pills

  • Avoid GMO foods

  • Improve your adrenals

Cause #2: Vitamin B1 deficiency

Vitamin B1 is very important for healthy functioning of the brain as well as the nervous system. If you experience mood swings, this could be due to not consuming enough B1, not absorbing enough of the B1 from your diet, or consuming things that deplete you of vitamin B1.


  • Consume nutritional yeast (best source of B vitamins)

  • You can also consume benfotiamine (fat-soluble B1)

  • Avoid refined carbs and sugar

  • Avoid alcohol

  • Avoid caffeine

  • Take long walks outside daily

  • Avoid things and people that stress you out

  • Improve sleep

Cause #3: High-carb diet

If you consume too many carbs or you snack often this can result in blood sugar spikes after eating. As a response to the sugar spike, your body will produce insulin (fat-storing hormone)
to lower the amounts of sugar in your blood. This will result in your blood sugar going too low, causing irritation, hunger and other mood symptoms--

until you eat again and the cycle repeats. The solution would be to break this vicious circle and get on the right diet.


  • Avoid sugar and refined carbs

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

    Other causes:

  • Birth control pills

  • Stress

  • Menopause

Last updated: Jun 21, 2023 14:10 PM