nutritional psychiatry

Nutritional Psychiatry

If you have a heart attack, your cardiologist is very likely to speak to you (at least briefly) about what you eat. This is a good thing! The food you eat has a significant impact on your future heart disease risk. If you have an episode of depression, its fairly unlikely that your psychiatrist will talk to you about food. But there is a significant movement aiming to change this!

Why inflammation is depressing!

A recent quote in the Journal of the American Medical Association said the following: “Psychiatic and neurodevelopmental disorders are being thought of more and more as systemic illnesses in which inflammation is involved.” (1) For a long time mental health concerns were treated as though they only involved the brain, that the rest of the body was separate and irrelevant. But this is changing; balance within the rest of the body is being thought of more and more as relevant.  One aspect of balance that seems to be of interest is inflammation. 

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