A HAPPY FRIDAY MESSAGE FROM MENTAL HEALTH ?
More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body, it’s great for the brain and overall mental health too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called “nutritional (or food) psychiatry.”
Recent studies have shown the risk of depression increases about 80% when you compare teens with the lowest-quality diet, or what we call the Western diet, to those who eat a higher-quality, whole-foods diet. The risk of attention-deficit disorder (ADD) doubles.
Useful resource – TED Talks: The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health
Please consult with a mental health professional and do not look to this talk for medical advice as the intersection of mental health and nutrition is still an emerging field of study.