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The Nutritional Connection to Mental Wellbeing

Recent evidence suggests that good nutrition is essential for our mental health and that a number of mental health conditions may be influenced by dietary factors. Our food intake affects our mood, behaviour, and brain function. The human brain has high energy and nutrient needs. Changes in energy or nutrient intake can alter both brain chemistry and the functioning of nerves in the brain. Intake of energy and several different nutrients affect levels of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters.

Neurotransmitters transmit nerve impulses from one nerve cell to another, and they influence mood, sleep patterns, and thinking. Deficiencies or excesses of certain vitamins or minerals can damage nerves in the brain, causing changes in memory, limiting problem-solving ability, and impairing brain function.

Mental health can be influenced by several nutritional factors, including: overall food intake (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats), alcohol intake, and intake of vitamins and minerals. Often deficiencies of multiple nutrients rather than a single nutrient are responsible for changes in brain functioning. I am very happy to be part of: Mastering your Mental Health & Wellbeing Masterclass with Mind in Harrow on Wednesday the 15th of April 2015. This event has been organised to give you a unique insight into "The Artistry of Work Life Balancing". Not 1 but 3 high impact seminars have been scheduled for you to sample. Our exceptional trainers provide organisations & individuals with valuable information from the unique perspective of individuals who have experienced it.

More information and registration details can be found here.

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