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Nutrition for Mental Health

Nourish your brain

DID YOU KNOW ... YOUR BRAIN IS ONE OF THE HUNGRIEST ORGANS IN THE BODY!

While we may not naturally think of the brain as an organ which needs nourishing, the brain is actually the hungriest organ in the body, using 20-25% of our daily calories.  It has some very specific needs for nutrients to function adequately - and optimally.

An
inadequately nourished brain can contribute to common mental health conditions and inability to cope with stress.

A well nourished brain can help to support our mood, memory, learning, restorative sleep, resilience to stress and stability. These are the characteristics of 'optimal brain health'.

Nutrition can help
support brain health

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DEPRESSION

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ANXIETY

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BURNOUT

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TRAUMA & PTSD

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ADDICTION

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AUTISM

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ADHD

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COGNITIVE HEALTH

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The Lancet Psychiatry has recognised the compelling evidence base for "nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders". They urge that nutrition should be as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology.

A 'bio-psycho-social' approach to mental health considers the biological, psychological and social influences.  

How nutrition can help towards optimal mental health

I can help to unravel extensive information obtained through detailed analysis of your

symptoms, health history, family history, diet and lifestyle.   

Functional lab testing can also help to detect issues relating to mental health, such as:

 

Neurotransmitter production and metabolism, including serotonin, melatonin and dopamine

Adrenal hormones such as cortisol and DHEA

Intestinal microbiome balance contributing to the gut-brain axis

Nutrient status affecting healthy brain function 

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Your Health Strategy

Based on this information gathered, and on your needs and challenges, you will receive a comprehensive Health Strategy to support optimal brain health and resiliency.  

 

Areas of focus to support mental health may include:

Providing plentiful nutrients to the brain - in support of mood, cognition and sleep

Reducing chronic inflammationlinked with depression and other chronic illness

Optimising intestinal health - in support of the gut-brain axis and nutrient absorption

Balancing blood sugar - to regulate glucose to the brain, reduce cortisol and optimise sleep

Protecting the adrenal glands from the harmful effects of the stress response 

Addressing toxicity - by minimising exposure and providing antioxidants, to protect brain tissue

Exercise and stress management strategies - to support mood, sleep and resilience

NLP coaching - for lasting behavioural changes towards improved health outcomes.  

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Suspend your traditional views on neurodiversity. It’s not a limitation but an extraordinary and unique talent.

Nutrition offers vital support for ADHD and autism, influencing cognitive and emotional well-being. Tailored interventions can ease symptoms & enhance brain function through nutrients like omega-3. Stable blood sugar from balanced meals aids focus and mood.

Join me to unlock the potential of ADHD and autism through targeted nutrition strategies,
paving the way for lasting wellness.

Mental Health Resources

In the Info Centre, you can find a list of useful resources to help support you through many common issues on mental health.

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