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Food & Science
for Your Natural Well-
Moody? Run down? Hyper? Stressed out? Make your life easier
Your way forward:
Your mind plays a fundamental role in your life. Indeed your state of mind determines your happiness.
From personal breakdown and family drama to mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, depressive type illnesses are responsible for a high level of mortality rates such as circulatory disorders and suicide (1).
Your sleep rhythm, your life and eating habits, as well as how you combine and cook your food are essential to determine a healthy mind.
Depression is a debilitating disorder estimated to become the second cause of morbidity worldwide by the year 2020 (2)
The combination of external inputs (food & environment) and individual and biological factors determines your neuroendocrinological balance and therefore your everyday mood.
The right levels of Serotonin, Dopamine, Noradrenalin,
These nutrients are found in fish oil, beans, vegetables, especially green leaf ones, broccoli, cabbage, olive oil, spinach, corn, fish, poultry, cheese, whole grains, eggs, yogurt.
On the other hand, alcohol and a diet that is high in refined carbohydrates and sugars is a common aggravating factor in depressive illness.
A recent study (3) shows how a “whole food” diet, rich in fish, fruits and vegetables reduces depression when compared
to a “processed food” diet rich in fried food, refined cereals, processed meat, chocolates, high fat dairy, sweet desserts, and condiments that instead may increase the risk of depression. Protein intake and in turn individual amino acids can affect brain function and mental health.
For this reason is crucial to follow a diet rich in high quality protein such as eggs, fish, meat, milk and other dairy products. Fish and fish oils, rich in Vitamin D, are great tools to alleviate mood disorders. In fact Vitamin D metabolites can cross the blood-
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|Dr Gregorio Torchia|
|Area of Practice|
|Weight Loss & Obesity|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
|Anxiety & Depression|