Nutritional Therapy (Food)

Food and nutrition play an important part in mental health. Mentalhealth.org reports:

“Nearly two thirds of those who do not report daily mental health problems eat fresh fruit or fruit juice every day, compared with less than half of those who do report daily mental health problems. This pattern is similar for fresh vegetables and salad. Those who report some level of mental health problem also eat fewer healthy foods (fresh fruit and vegetables, organic foods and meals made from scratch) and more unhealthy foods (chips and crisps, chocolate, ready meals and takeaways).”

The Food Babe is a website that brings attention to using natural, organic products and avoiding the dangers of processed foods.

The Low Histamine Chef explores which foods to eat to lower histamine and allergic reactions that could be detrimental to mental health.

This article from Harvard Medical School talks about nutritional psychiatry.

The Brain Bio Centre in the UK works with patients to help optimize nutrition for brain function.

Recommended reading:

  1. Medical Medium: Life-Changing Foods by Anthony William
  2. The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy Scott

YouTube videos:

Mental Health and Diet: Gut Influence Over Mental Health by MentalRecoveryGuide