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I cannot stress enough how Nutrition is an important component  for Women with Mental Health & Recovery (Dual Diagnosis) issues. Below you will find some wonderful articles on how diet and nutrition effect Mental Health.


The old saying "you are what you eat" may have some truth to it. Most of us have likely experienced, in one way or another, how food can make us feel bad after eating it. Maybe you've felt uncomfortable and tired after a big Thanksgiving meal or energized to start your morning after a healthy fruit smoothie. Food affects both our physical and mental health.

Depression is very common in our society for a variety of reasons. It is sometimes a secondary condition associated with people who have chronic health conditions or disabilities and face unique problems and challenges which may place them at increased risk. Depression is a serious illness and it is very important to see a health care professional for treatment if you are experiencing signs of depression. Good nutrition is an important component of an improved mood and an increased sense of well-being, but it is not a substitute for medical care.


What you eat affects how you feel & your moods.


What we eat can determine how we feel but how we feel can also determine what we eat. Food and the chemicals in our brains interact to keep us going throughout the day. It is important to eat a variety of healthy foods, as they have different effects on our feelings & moods.  When I feel depressed, sometimes I realize I have not eaten and as soon as I eat something, I instantly feel better about myself & situation! Such a simple truth, but so easy to forget!  I have gone to the sites listed below. They all have interesting content & I welcome you to visit each one.


Please check out the links below for some great nutrition & mental health information!




Pathways

NAMI


Celiacentral


Wellnessmama


Mentalhealthamerica


Minddisorders



Women's Mental Health

"Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Jesus Christ."

 Romans 8

"We must place GOD in the highest position of Our Lives at ALL TIMES."