New 2015 Food/Nutrient Research on Anxiety and Speaker Highlights
- Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry
- What if nutrients could treat mental illness?
- The gut microbiome and diet in psychiatry, and the guts of remote Amazon dwellers
- Dietary guidelines from Brazil, exercise, mindfulness, caffeine and social interaction
- Preschoolers on Medicaid being prescribed psychotropic drugs and other medication news
- Speaker highlights, gems and connections
“Nutritional Medicine as Mainstream in Psychiatry” published in January this year.
Psychiatry is at an important juncture, with the current pharmacologically focused model having achieved modest benefits in addressing the burden of poor mental health worldwide. Although the determinants of mental health are complex, the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology. Evidence is steadily growing for the relation between dietary quality (and potential nutritional deficiencies) and mental health, and for the select use of nutrient-based supplements to address deficiencies, or as monotherapies or augmentation therapies.
The abstract concludes as follows:
We present a viewpoint from an international collaboration of academics (members of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research), in which we provide a context and overview of the current evidence in this emerging field of research, and discuss the future direction. We advocate recognition of diet and nutrition as central determinants of both physical and mental health.
I blogged about this earlier this year and you can read more here
Here is part of “What if nutrients could treat mental illness?”
We are at a tipping point in psychiatry.
The growing body of literature on the effect of nutrients on mental health is compelling enough and consistent enough for us to pay attention. It is time to revisit the role of diet and supplementary nutrients in the treatment of mental illness and to invest in this line of research.
Here are the other studies I mentioned:
- “A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of multispecies probiotics on cognitive reactivity to sad mood”
Here are 2014 dietary guidelines of Brazil What is your takeaway? who will you teach to cook? Will you take cooking lessons? Will you plan more family sit-down meals?
Here is the information on Preschoolers on Medicaid being prescribed psychotropic drugs – very disturbing and sad!
And here are all the speakers of Season 3 of The Anxiety Summit.
Here are some of the words from Top of the World
A new beginning, a brand new day
All of my fears are gone away
I feel so calm, so free, so whole
Right now, I’m feeling on top of the world
A few final words from me –
- Please don’t tolerate how you feel
- Don’t ever give up hope and keep looking for answers until you have zero anxiety – there may be one root cause, there may be many but you can end your anxiety!
- Finally ….“You deserve to feel your absolute best, and can and should feel on top of the world – always!”
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