There is a strong relationship with healthy nutrition resulting in positive mental health: Nutritional Psychiatry (Mental Health Foundation, 2022), and (Rutland, 2021).
Learn how to incorporate more food selections for overall good health (eatright.org, Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, 2022).
eatright.org. Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics. (2022). National Nutrition Month. Retrieved From https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month
Mental Health Foundation. (2022). Diet And Mental Health. What We Eat Doesn’t Just Affect Our Physical Health: It Can Also Affect Our Mental Health And Wellbeing. Retrieved From https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/d/diet-and-mental-health
Rutland, L. (2021). What Is Nutritional Psychiatry? For Starters, It’s Delicious. How To Eat For Better Mood, According To The Experts. Retrieved From https://www.bonappetit.com/story/nutritional-psychiatry#:~:text=Nutritional%20psychiatry%20leverages%20the%20connection,noticeably%20better%2C%20physically%20and%20mentally.
Since the January 10, 2014 posting, Psych Central: “Antibodies in GI Tract Linked to Greater Risk for Bipolar Illness”, research on gut bacteria has increased exponentially regarding how good bacteria plays a positive role for the mind and body, and in particular cognitive difficulties that can manifest from unhealthy bacteria. The following are links for additional literature concerning both kinds of bacteria:
Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in Gut (California Institute of Technology (Caltech.edu), April 9, 2015)
Immune system uses gut bacteria to control glucose metabolism (Science Daily, November 14, 2016)
Gut microbiome contributes to Parkinson’s, study suggests (MedicalNewsToday.com, December 2, 2016)
Likely Connection Between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome (Psychiatry Advisor, May 17, 2016)
The Gastrointestinal Tract Microbiome and Potential Link to Alzheimer’s Disease (US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health – Frontiers in Neurology, April 4, 2014)
The tantalizing links between gut microbes and the brain (Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science, October 16, 2015)
The following resource is a brief presentation by Dr. Samuel Hunter:
[VIDEO] “Gut Bacteria and Multiple Sclerosis”
The following resource explains how a person’s entire body, and aspects of their life, can improve significantly by adding this form of aerobics in their fitness regimen:
[Video] “Health & Mental Health Benefits of Running”