Center for Integrative Psychiatry

Nutritional Psychiatry

What is the link between the brain with Food and Nutritional Psychiatry?

A healthy brain is necessary for good mental health. Nutritional Psychiatry is directly linked to your mental health.

What should you consume for the best mental health? The new knowledge linking nutrition, mental health, and brain health is used in nutritional psychiatry. Find out how to nourish your mental wellness!

Nutritional Psychiatry
Nutritional Psychiatry
Nutritional Psychiatry

What kind of changes can I expect in my diet from the doctors at Center for Integrative Psychiatry

When it comes to Nutritional Psychiatry, it depends on your health condition. To start off these maybe the first few things you might be asked to do, by your Nutritional Psychiatrist.

  • To avoid consuming extra sugars, consider eating an orange instead of drinking orange juice.
  • Consume natural foods rather than packaged or processed ones.
  • Consider consuming more fruits and vegetables in your daily meals rather than a vegetable juice.
  • Eat foods high in fiber.
  • Replace sugary desserts with a serving of fresh fruit and dark chocolate;
  • Include probiotic-rich foods like yogurt (avoid fruit-based yogurt, which is high in unwanted sugars).
  • Avoid processed and packaged foods that are high in food additives that disrupt the good bacteria in the gut.

How can my mental health doctor help me with nutrition?

The Center for Integrative Psychiatry offers the best nutritional psychologists.

Most patients do not ask their doctors for nutritional guidance since traditionally, doctors are not well-equipped to do so after medical school. Given the connection between the gut and the brain, mental health doctors may find it clinically advantageous to have a working understanding of nutrition and advice to pass along to their patients.

Our team at The Center for Integrative Psychiatry would love to guide you with your nutrition. Start living a better, healthier life from today. 

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Nutritional Psychiatry

How does the food that we eat affect how we feel?

Nutritional Psychiatry is all about how our brain is impacted by what we eat. The neurotransmitter serotonin is involved in mood regulation, food control, sleep regulation, and pain inhibition. It makes sense that the inner workings of your digestive system not only aid in food digestion but also control your emotions because around 95% of your serotonin is produced in your gastrointestinal tract, which is also lined with 100 million neurons.

Additionally, the hundreds of billions of “good” bacteria that make up your intestinal microbiome have a significant impact on the way these neurons operate and the creation of neurotransmitters like serotonin. These microbes are crucial to maintaining your health. They lessen inflammation, guarantee a strong barrier against toxins and “bad” bacteria, safeguard the lining of your intestines, and enhance overall health. 

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