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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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By On May 1st, 2014

Study Finds Hope For a Blood Test to Diagnose Depression

One of the biggest trials for people suffering depression is being told to “just cheer up” or “stop faking it.” When you a struggling with an invisible disease with no objective method of diagnosis, it can be difficult for some to believe there is any biologic problem. But, a new study from the Medical University…

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By On March 18th, 2013

Food and Mood

In a fast food world with budget concerns and rising food costs, good nutrition tends to be put on the proverbial back burner.  What most people don’t realize are the mental health consequences of not giving the brain the nutrients it needs to function properly.  Certain food choices can and steer a person into a…

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