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3 special nutrients to help your depressed teen.

By |May 11th, 2016|

Teenagers are particularly prone to depression. It’s not just the external pressures that affect them but internal ones too. I find that correcting nutrient status and biochemistry can help a teen conquer depression without the need for anti-depressants.

The increased nutrient demands of puberty put a teenager at risk of depression both at the time and in the […]

The REAL cause of depression and low mood.

By |April 29th, 2016|

Low mood that you cannot shake, that is ongoing and never seems to end might be labelled depression. Your GP might offer antidepressants or therapy to help you through. But if the real cause is a physical imbalance in your body then neither of these will help you over the longer term. You will always […]

Is your weight loss diet making you depressed?

By |January 8th, 2016|

Low fat, no fat, cut the fat! Are you opting for low fat foods, avoiding full fat dairy, red meat or butter? If you are there might be some unexpected side effects. Your efforts to lose weight could result in depression and over the longer term even self harm and suicide.

As well as providing us […]

Is there an alternative to anti-depressants?

By |December 31st, 2015|

That unshakable low mood that cannot be explained is something that can plague our lives and those of our families until we are able to move forward. GP’s are unable to offer more than prescription anti-depressants and a promise of counselling if resources allow. For those that are looking for an alternative to prescription drugs […]

Nutrition Case study: Depression, IBS, muscle and joint aches and TATT (tired all the time).

By |November 12th, 2015|

When Brenda first came to my clinic she rated her mood at an all time low of 0/10.  She had been depressed for a number of years and it had worsened after the birth of her second child.

Her joints were often stiff, especially in the morning and she felt like her muscles ached all the […]

Can nutrition really make a difference to our feelings and mood?

By |November 2nd, 2015|

Is there a connection between our mood and the food we eat? Absolutely! Eating the wrong foods can make you more prone to depression, low mood, anxiety and less ability to cope. This is because the wrong diet can lead to dysfunction in the areas of the body that work hard to keep us mentally-well.

What […]

10 ways to kick comfort eating to the kerb!

By |October 26th, 2015|

If you’ve tried every self-help book on the shelf to stop comfort eating and still get cosy with a family bag of Doritos in the evening then this blog post is for you!

We have been led to believe that comfort eating is the result of external pressures – a bad day, a rubbish week, or […]

Signs of brain chemistry imbalances

By |July 20th, 2015|

Signs of neurotransmitter imbalances – take a look at our infographic.

Brain chemistry imbalances can arise from a number of separate imbalances within the body. From impaired digestion to nutrient deficiencies. It takes work on the diet, digestion and absorption to identify and rectify brain chemistry imbalances.

A billion ways diet affects mental health …..

By |June 3rd, 2015|

Well, maybe just 7 …

There are many ways diet can affect your mental health. Here are just seven of the main contenders that I see regularly in clinic ….

1. Blood Sugar Balance: A very common issue – do you ever get hangry? Relying too heavily of carbohydrate, fruit, sugar or simply not eating enough protein can make blood […]

Pyroluria, madness and mayhem.

By |May 19th, 2014|

 

Pyroluria, the condition associated with raised kryptopyrroles in the blood, is a subject close to my heart.

This metabolic disorder is genetic and it has the capacity to ruin lives. Yet, there is no real acknowledgement of the condition in mainstream medicine.

Kryptopyrroles are a by-product of haemoglobin synthesis. In individuals with Pyroluria excess kryptopyrroles are produced and are excreted […]