Eating for Better Mental Health

If ‘we are what we eat,’ does that mean food can affect mental health? While mental health involves many factors such as environment, experiences, relationships, and neurobiology, research continues to suggest that a healthful diet can contribute to a healthier mind. At BPC, Ms. Sheila Howe, MA, LMFT often integrates tips about the anti-inflammatory diet and supplements to support patients with nutrition education during the counseling process.

For a few more suggestions and mental health nutrition 101, check out the following post from Psychology Today, ‘Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind’ by Carolyn C. Ross, M.D., M.P.H.

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