Eating for your Mental Health

JT

This week in our nutrition class, we covered nutritional interventions for Mental Health. It turns out there is so much you can do, nutritionally, to improve your mental health. And this doesn’t just apply to people with conditions like depression, anxiety or insomnia.

I was so fascinated by these tables that I thought I’d share them for anyone interested in nutrition and cognitive function!

Source:
Cornah, D., Van de Weyer, C., Longfield, J., Richardson, C., & Ryrie, I. (2006). Feeding minds. London: Mental Health Foundation.
– This is a fantastic document by the way. If you’re interested in the field of mental health, you will learn so much from this!

Here’s also a short TedTalk on the wonders of nutrition in mental health:

Have you had any improvements in your mental health from nutritional changes? Do share!

Stay healthy,
Jahn

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Finding Rainbows

Winter in Auckland can be wet, cold and miserable.

I often feel lonely, homesick, depressed and unmotivated.

However almost daily, God sends rainbows.

Almost as a reminder to me that there is always something beautiful in all the difficulties and trials you experience.

That maybe these cold, dark times produce miracles.

Certainly few things can be as beautiful or colourful as a rainbow.

So never give up, no matter how bad the situation.

Even if it seems hopeless.

Remember, storms don’t last forever.

And there is always a rainbow after the rain.