Nine Ways Changing Your Diet Can Cure Depression

Working for mental health and addiction, I appreciate the impact of lifestyle choices (diet/nutrition, stress reduction, and leisure) on mental health, including depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), anxiety, and even bipolar disease.

What we eat and drink directly affects the structure of the brain that, in turn, influences the brain’s function. This includes both the synthesis and function of neurotransmitters as well as the presence or absence of inflammation. Most psychiatrists fail to appreciate the role of nutrition in mental health. Medication alone cannot help you make up for a crappy diet.

Now I’m not saying medication has no role in mental health. It’s just unreasonable to think that you can have optimal psychological and emotional health without addressing your underlying biology. So whether you’re using talk therapy, medication, or both to manage mental health, you will get better results if the physical health is addressed as well.mounts of nutrients on a daily basis. A lack of such a diet results in and aggravates mood disorders like depression.

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