Mental Health Nutrition

You might ask, how does food affect mental health? It's actually one of the most important things that's overlooked in mental health treatment. Your gut produces 95% of the neurotransmitters in your body. Almost all of the signals between the gut and the brain are actually coming from the gut. How do we have a healthy gut? It’s about the quality of the food we eat. And while that’s a big part of it, it's not even just about the gut.

Most people suffering from depression actually have an inflamed brain. By eating the right foods, we can reduce chronic inflammation. Reducing inflammation in the brain means we are doing it in the rest of the body as well, so if you have joint pain or some other inflammatory condition, you may get multiple benefits from this.

Anxiety and depression could be related to dysregulated blood sugar, poor sleep, or a food sensitivity. Toxins (especially neurotoxins) could also play a role.

So while it may be confused with psychotherapy, nutritional therapy is actually its own thing. It is not regulated by most states, so even if you are outside of Utah, I may still be able to see you online! 

If you are in Utah and you see me for psychotherapy, I will incorporate a small bit of this into our sessions, but if you want comprehensive nutritional support, nutritional therapy is what you want.