There has always been a disconnect between emotional states and diet. Sure we acknowledge comfort food. We pile on the energy foods. We know chocolate is the happy food. But why does medicine ignore food when it looks at psychiatric disorders. I love the image that Health Remedies created.
Psychiatry is the only specialty that doesn’t test the organ involved, the brain. If you have heart disease, hepatitis or diabetes, doctors will perform lab tests to monitor the system in question, and to treat it accordingly. But apparently they don’t consider the brain an organ, because if your inflamed brain shows symptoms of mental illness, they try to “talk” people out of that illness. Don’t get me wrong, talk therapy and even the psychiatric medications can be helpful, but for a cure we have to approach the biochemical root cause.
Evidence of Nutritional Deficiencies & Mental Health
A new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed evidence that shows vital relationships between both diet quality & potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health. Most people understand that if you have heart disease you should not be consuming greasy, cheesy, fried foods, yet many people are not aware that mental disorders also require special diets. In a new article, the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research encourages the recognition of diet and nutrition as central determinants for both physical and mental health.
While the determinants of mental health are complex, the emerging and also compelling evidence for nutrition as a key factor in the incidence of mental disorders suggests that nutrition is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology.
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Source: The Science of Eating