It’s not new to us that diet matters to our physical health, but it's only recently that we've considered the role of nutrition on the brain. While we once thought there was an invisible line separating the body and the brain, we now understand that our bodies are much more complex, and that what we eat can also impact how we think and feel.
Nutrients make-up the building blocks for our brain - in fact, our brain is nearly 60% fat. But nutrients and food can also influence our gut microbiota, brain chemicals and levels of inflammation and oxidative stress - all of which, may impact our mood.
Recent studies have shown that making healthy dietary changes may lower the risk of developing anxiety and depression. But for those already struggling with anxiety or low mood, diet could be an effective addition to an existing treatment regime. Taking into consideration your gut health, current eating patterns, nutrient deficiencies and lifestyle, a coaching session can help develop the best nutrition plan to support your wellbeing.