Our diet can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing, but what potential does nutritional therapy hold for the treatment of mental health conditions?
Only one in 20 medical treatments have high-quality evidence to support their benefits, according to a recent study.
"Feeding better mood, behaviour, learning and sleep in ADHD and related conditions". Expert presentations and Live Q & A with Dr Rachel Gow and Dr Alex Richardson. PLEASE NOTE - This event was RECORDED - and will very soon be available (with handouts) to attendees, FAB Associates and others interested - see below for details.
Many people with ADHD may not be aware of just how much the condition can influence their eating habits. And if left unchecked, these poor eating habits could eventually affect their mental and physical health.
Brain ageing is accelerated by up to 26% in those with progressive type 2 diabetes.
Medical doctors and psychologists should consider referring depressed young men to a nutritionist or dietitian as an important component of treating clinical depression, according to a new study
A new study has found a "bi-directional" relationship between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in children and adolescents with autism—meaning the symptoms seem to be impacting each other simultaneously.
We already have significant evidence on the associations between nutrition and mental well-being, and there is also preliminary evidence showing that some people with depression will have fewer symptoms when they improve the quality of their diet. The importance of nutrition is also gaining footing in psychiatric care.
Foods high in sugar, refined flour or saturated fats activate inflammation, which is strongly linked to depression.
A series of studies have found that improving prisoners’ nutrition reduces incidents of violence by, on average, 30 per cent.
A neuroscientist explains how research indicates that consumption of sugary food is associated with mental distress – such as anxiety and depression – and disrupted sleep.
63% of the kids had a least a 40% decrease in ADHD symptoms after the 'few-foods diet' in this study
Crisps, dry crackers and plain pasta may not be the most exciting foods but they are often the staples relied upon by children with a little-known eating disorder called ARFID
"Given that our society’s food choices have moved so strongly toward ultra-processed products, we need to learn about the substantial scientific evidence proving that micronutrient intake influences mental health symptoms, especially irritability, explosive rage and unstable mood."
There is a general perception that following a plant-based diet is inherently healthy but like any diet it comes down to what you put in your mouth
The diversity in species found in the guts of children with autism may be due to their restricted dietary preferences associated with autism, rather than the cause of their symptoms.
Diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people
Intestinal permeability causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's
Nutritional compounds and the pharmaceutical drugs are able to bind to cells, using the same "docking stations" called cell receptors, and have similar effects on the immune system, according to this review
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