Food and Depression

I am blessed to be able to help many clients affected by mental illness. It is amazing to see how powerfully food and behavior are linked.

People are led to believe that mood disorders are idiopathic, meaning that there is no cause and that the solution is to be prescribed one, or even a cocktail, of prescription medication.

The first thing to understand is that depression is not caused by a deficiency in Prozac, the same way ADD is not caused by a deficiency of Adderral or other psychostimulants.

While there can be a place for psychotropic drugs, treatment should always include nutritional support and psychotherapy.

According to the CDC “nearly 20% of our adult population is on some kind of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, or antidepressants. Even scarier, is the fact that the use of these same medications in on the rise [...]

By |November 26th, 2013|Nutrition 101|Comments Off on Food and Depression|

Healthy Indulgence At Thanksgiving

Dear friends of Healthful Living,

I would like to wish you all a wonderful and healthy Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday season. This year, I would like to help you indulge without paying the price later!

Check out my plan:

Breakfast:  Pumpkin Pie. You read correctly: pie for breakfast!
Pumpkin pie – Try my wonderful pumpkin pie recipe, same great flavor, but much healthier ingredients.

Now, off to walk the dogs, take the kids to the park, play on the swings, have a game of catch. Be active and burn off some of that natural sugar!

Lunch Time – You may be tempted to skip lunch altogether. Please don’t. Skipping lunch will put your body in starvation mode and you will be tempted to either eat while cooking or overeat during dinner. Have a light lunch instead: a cup of soup and a salad, some olives and [...]

By |November 16th, 2013|Nutrition 101|Comments Off on Healthy Indulgence At Thanksgiving|