Add to Your Mental Health Care Plan with Food - E005

Mental health care plans include coping skills, talking with people, and even medication. But did you know they should include food?
We've been hearing it for years, eat your vegetables, make sure you get enough protein, drink 8 cups of water per day, but if you're anything like myself, it was just another thing that went in one ear and out the other. Turns out, we should have listened.
The emerging field of nutritional psychiatry is beginning to understand just how big of an impact our food truly has on our mental health. For instance, 95% of your serotonin (a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep and appetite, mediates moods, and inhibits pain) is found in your gastrointestinal track. No wonder we're seeing a spike in mood related disorders over the past 10 years, it's all that yummy, yet harmful, processed food we're eating.
On this episode of What We're Not Talking About, I sit down with Pearl Cicci, a fitness coach and plant based nutrition expert, to talk about simple changes that you can make to your diet that will create huge results, both physically and mentally.


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> Pearl shares why pivoting from being a dietician helped her feel more in alignment with her purpose (06:15)

> What's the correlation between mental health and nutrition (15:07)

> Tangible steps you can do to be more healthy (23:09)

> How you can actually get into action to improve your health (33:44)

> 3 Actionable steps you can implement today (37:17)