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What is Mental Health?

Mood fluctuations are a normal part of life, most people will experience mild to moderate low mood at some point.

 

More serious and persistent mental health issues can include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Obsessive Behaviours

  • Compulsion

  • Addiction

  • Psychosis

 

Mental health diagnoses are on the rise, with 1 in 4 people in the UK reporting some kind of mental health challenge each year  (MIND).

These health concerns can adversely affect a person's ability to function well at home, at work or in their relationships.

Where can Nutrition play a role?

Among the varying causes that contribute to mental health are genetics and family history.

 

Nutritional deficiencies, allergies, hypo/hyperglycaemia, metabolic and hormonal imbalances, gut health and absorption issues and thyroid levels may also aggravate symptoms.

GOOD NUTRITION, means more than simply eating GOOD FOOD.

Can eating certain foods and taking micronutrient supplements benefit mental health?

Our brains need a full spectrum of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to function properly.

Did you know that nutrients can modify the expression of the genes you have inherited?

 

Dealing with food and environmental allergies, identifying vitamin and mineral deficiencies, making specific dietary modifications to remove stimulants and triggers, stabilising blood sugar, supporting neurotransmitter production and hormone balance can improve overall health parameters and support good emotional and mental wellbeing.

 

Evidence shows that taking a nutritional approach to mental health can have a number of positive effects, it does not mean substituting food for current therapy or medication.

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