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I suffered from depression for a loooong time and it was managed with pharmaceuticals for most of that. Then after about 10 years of being on them, they didn't work as well. My dr tried different dosages, pills, combinations, you name it, but nothing worked. This unfortunately is typical. However, after working with a more holistically minded dr, changing my diet, and doing a lot of work to support my digestion and blood sugar, I NO LONGER AM DEPRESSED 🙌🥳 In honor of #mentalhealthawarenessmonth I'm going to share with you how things we eat can improve our mental health. Now I didn't choose my meal to be specifically "anti-depressant" but these are just a few things that can help - along with eating an unprocessed, whole food, real food diet, plus exercise, making some lifestyle changes, and supplementation when necessary. 🐟 Our brain is made of fat and needs fat to function. Salmon is packed with the 🧠 fav fatty acid - DHA. More than two-thirds of the brain’s fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found primarily in oily fish. We are metabolically incapable of making DHA on our own, so we must obtain it from our diet... hence why it's called an essential fatty acid 😉 🐐 Goat cheese is a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. It also contains probiotics that support gut health and promote a balanced biodiversity in our microbiome. Good gut health = good mental health because for one - there's the gut-brain connection if you haven't heard. Some go even as far to say that our actual 🧠 is our second brain and that our gut is our primary 🧠 The majority of our neuro transmitters are made in the gut, and we need the proper nutrients and balanced biodiversity in order to create them. 🌱 Consuming at least 1 cup of leafy green vegetables every day is associated with slower decline in brain function. They are nutrient dense and are associated with good cognitive health!
If you suffer from things like depression or anxiety, take a look at what you're eating. Does it support good mental health? Not sure? Hit me up, I'd love to talk more and help you get through it like I did 💗🌈✨ at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan