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By On November 16th, 2016

Food and Mood: Part 4

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital In the previous blogs in this series, I discussed the role that carbohydrates, protein, and B-vitamins play in our mental wellness.  I’d like to conclude with discussion about some other important nutrients that affect our mood. Omega-3 fatty acids…

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By On November 10th, 2016

Food and Mood: Part 3

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital In parts one and two of this blog series, we’ve learned that we must eat tryptophan in order to obtain adequate serotonin levels in the brain.  But it’s not entirely that simple!  You must also eat enough B vitamins…

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By On October 26th, 2016

Food and Mood: Part 2

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital During part one of this series, I discussed how carbohydrates and their varying forms affect our mental wellness.  Dietary protein is also intricately related to mental health.  Many neurotransmitters are composed of amino acids, which are the building blocks…

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By On October 14th, 2016

Food and Mood: Making the Connection, Part 1

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital In a fast food world with rising food costs, good nutrition is often put on the back burner.  It is also easy to neglect personal health when you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or chemical dependency.  Poor nutrition can…

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