Are you eating enough protein?

Mental Health Awareness

Tuesday 14th August 2018

I am proud to be supporting Camden Hub who are a Well Being Centre based in Swiss Cottage. I will be providing talks and taster sessions on Saturday 1st September 2018.

http://www.camdenhub.org.uk/about

Nutrition can impact mental well being and here are some the following reasons:

  • Neuro transmitters are chemicals including Serotonin and GABA, which impact our mood and well being.
  • To create these neuro transmitters b vitamins, zinc and protein are required.
  • Diet would be a good starting point to address whether you are absorbing and eat the right foods to help boost well being
  • Stress can deplete these nutrients, along with poor diet and sleep. Additionally, pharmaceutical drugs and genetic predispositions may also be a reason for lower absorption of these essential nutrients.

Foods recommended are:
Avocados, wild salmon, extra virgin olive oil, nuts/seeds, turkey, dark green leafy vegetables and sweet potato

Supplements recommended:
(If on medication always check with a Medical Practitioner )

  • Zinc
  • B2
  • B6
  • B12
  • Fishoil
  • Phosphatidyl Choline

Genetic Testing is now available specifically for nutrition and mental well being