The second week in May is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. Part of my job as a clinician is to explain the role that certain dietary choices play in health. Not only physical health but also in mental health issues such as autism and depression. This is especially true in my role as a GAPS practitioner. Yet there is little research on the effect that making dietary changes have on mental health.
Now at last, results of studies on this topic are becoming available. A recent review of studies on food choices shows their affect on children’s mental health. Another study explains the importance of food quality during pregnancy and the affect on the future emotional health of the child. [Read more…] about Can a better diet improve mental health?