September 23, 2019

Link between Diet and Mental Health – Role of a Nutritious Diet on Mental Well-Being

Originally published on Mad in America

The link between diet and health is a well established one. Previous research has shown that there is a well established connection between a diet high on pro-inflammatory foods and depression. The benefits of having a rich, well-balanced diet on our well being and as an additional and alternative form of recovery is widely practiced at the Bapu Trust and is one of the core elements of the Seher program’s 8 point framework intervention. 

Recently on Mad in America in an article titled “Study Explores Connections Between Diet and ‘Serious Mental Illnesses'”, Bernalyn Ruiz wrote about a recent letter to the editor published in World Psychiatry where data taken from the UN Biobank study highlighted the link between poor diet and severe mental illnesses. The suggestion made by the authors of the letter to the editor was that “further consideration should be given to increasing consumption of nutrient‐dense foods that are known to reduce systemic inflammation.”

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