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Eating to End Depression and Anxiety

Wouldn’t it be better to eat your way to emotional health than to take medications that have side effects? It’s not that hard and really just involves healthy eating that you already know. However to help with this process Drew Ramsey MD has written a book – Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks.

He reviews the 12 essential nutrients to heal anxiety and depression – Folate, Iron, Omega-3 Fats, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, B12, Vitamin C and Zinc. Don’t worry. The food sources for these are outlined.

There are sections on inflammation and gut microbiome which are both involved in anxiety and depression. Then at the end of the book are recipes. The Mushroom and Chicken Cassoulet was good but the Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche was wonderful.

Who knew that you can eat well and heal your emotional health.

May 28, 2021 Posted by | anxiety, Depression, health | Leave a comment