In the face of growing mental illness and over use of mood stabilizers, we sometimes forget to ask the question: ‘What are you eating?’. While there is no ‘perfect’ diet and the word ‘health’ must be tailored to each individual, there is significant evidence that nutrition can not only prevent, but also treat mental illness. It is true that medication may sometimes be necessary, but it is also important to understand how our lifestyle not only affects drug efficacy, but also may be contributing to your malaise.
Physical health cannot always be seen and is unrelated to size and weight. In taking an integrative approach to mental health, our dietitians will work with you in understanding how eating habits affect gut health and how this relates to mental health. Please note that there is not a ‘one size fits all approach’. The goal of managing mental illness with nutrition is to reconnect with your body. This means to become intentional about your food choices, fostering an environment where your body is in a natural state of homeostasis.
The dietitians at Mind Body Health will undergo an extensive review of your history in order to make evidence-based recommendations for you. Our model is that all foods fit and this approach is certainly not a diet. Our goal is to assist you in understanding what foods allow you to feel and function optimal, while maintaining a flexible relationship with food.
Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our dietitians!