Link Between Diet and Mental Health

Published on: June 18, 2019
Healthy Diet

Many people suffer from mental health issues, from depression and anxiety to fatigue, ADHD and lack of mental clarity. There are hundreds of pharmaceutical drugs that are prescribed for mental health issues, yet some of them can have worse side effects than the issue that they are designed to treat. In some cases, a simple change in diet can be the answer to some mental health issues that plague many people, without the nasty side effects of drugs.

ADHD, depression, fatigue and other mental health issues have been linked to diet and nutrition. Many studies have found links to lack of nutritional factors in the body, or overabundance of unhealthy foods, to mental health issues. Too much sugar has been linked to depression and ADHD; too little omega-3’s has also been linked to ADHD. Gluten intolerance has been linked to fatigue and many other symptoms that impact mental and physical health.

Is Your Diet Affecting Your Mental Health?

If you have been suffering from depression or other mental health symptoms, a change in your diet could make a difference. Taking anti-depressants or other pharmaceuticals often only mask the symptoms. It may be something as simple as changing the way you eat to restore your mental and overall health.

Naturopathic doctors specialize in understanding balance in the body. Blood and other tests can be used to determine whether you are suffering from a nutritional imbalance that is causing mental health issues and other symptoms. Many people have finally found relief from their depression, anxiety, fatigue and other mental health issues by simply getting the nutrients they need or removing substances from their diet that were causing poor reactions with the help of a naturopathic doctor.

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Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta
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