NUTRITIONAL THERAPY AND MENTAL HEALTH
Based on emerging scientific evidence, nutritional treatment may be appropriate for controlling major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder/at. tention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), addiction, and autism. Find out what nutritional therapies can help in the treatment of mental health.
Nutritional therapy uses an assessment process to identify imbalances in body chemistry. These imbalances or nutritional deficiencies are corrected through diet, lifestyle changes and targeted nutrients.
Can a poor diet affect my mental health? You probably know that the food you eat affects your body. Cutting back on junk food and choosing healthier options helps you maintain a healthy heart, strong muscles and an appropriate weight. Your mood may also be affected by what you eat. For example, have you ever felt down after eating a lot of fast food? Do you have a more positive outlook after eating a green salad or some stir-fry vegetables?
Medical researchers are studying the effects of dietary choices on mood and mental health. This is sometimes called the “food-mood connection.” There are many questions that haven’t been answered yet. For example, do vitamin deficiencies make people feel more depressed? Do dietary supplements only improve the emotional well being of people who have nutritional deficiencies? What amount of a certain supplement will improve a person’s mental health?
About The Author
Dr. Randi Fredricks is a psychotherapist and best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on treating mental health with alternative medicine. As a holistic psychotherapist, she devoted her career to learning about complementary and alternative therapies that improve emotional health.
Dr. Fredricks' book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
provides a comprehensive overview of using natural remedies in counseling. Dr. Fredricks treats addiction, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders using traditional psychotherapy and other alternative holistic approaches at her office in San Jose, California.
This Ebook is 40 pages.