Nutrition & mental health
Feeling unwell overall? Making changes to your nutrition -- even slightly -- might be just what you need.
Doing things such as decreasing sugar intake (not just sweets but processed foods like break and pasta), decreasing gluten intake, or adding amino acid supplements or Vitamin D3 to your daily routine are known ways to improve mood.
For help with your journey toward improved mood, you can work with a functional medicine doctor or nutritionist. Do a browser search using those terms, or go to www.ifm.org to find someone in your locale.
Check out the books, "The Mood Cure" by Julia Ross or "The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution" by Trudy Scott to learn ways to use amino acids to boost mood.
And if you like podcasts, The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman has so many great interviews with health professionals and researchers regarding health and nutrition.
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The d word
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