What is nutrition therapy?
Nutrition therapy for mental health focuses on the role nutrition plays on one’s emotional and psychological health. Nutrition therapy for mental health can be particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions such as depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as for individuals who are seeking to optimize their mental health. Registered dietitians can provide education and guidance around nutritional needs, assist in incorporating variety and balance,
Improve Sleep Quality
Improve Focus & Attention
With Overall Health & Wellbeing
With Your Relationship with Food
Reduce Inflammation In The Body
Use Nutrients for Mood
Calm the Nervous System
look at patterns of eating, assist with any nutritional changes one wants to make, and explore the relationship one has with food to improve mental health.
Nutrition therapy can help you understand how your patterns of eating affect your mental health and how we can adjust these patterns to benefit you and your overall well-being.
At MHRS, regardless of whether the client has an ED diagnosis, we encourage mindfulness and nutrition-based goal setting that aligns with our client’s overall treatment goals. Adequate nutrition is important to everyone, but particularly important in mental health treatment as nutrition plays a large part in our mood, energy, concentration, functioning, and overall well being. Whether a client is seeking nutrition support to improve their mood, better support a medical condition, or move towards a neutral relationship with food, MHRS RDs endeavor to meet each of our clients where they are in their recovery process.
We support the principles of Health At Every Size ® (HAES) and Intuitive Eating, and help clients to move away from ingrained messages and rules from wellness and diet culture. Along with many other topics, our registered dietitians (RDs) can help clients distinguish between emotional hunger/fullness and physical hunger/fullness as well as recognizing and coping with how life-stressors play out in food behaviors, appetite and body image.
For nutrition treatment more specific to an ED diagnosis please visit Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists at edrs.com