So you want to lose weight…

It seems like even though the conversation here is about using nutrition and integrative medicine to support mental health, the topic of weight loss keeps coming up. Certainly, for many of the overweight and obese citizens of the world, doctors are emphasizing more than ever the need to get down to a healthy weight to…

Mental Health Support for Kids

Awhile back, someone following my Instagram @faithhopefood asked for a sort of guide to help her make food choices that would benefit the mental health of her children. I thought it was such a great idea, so here we go! If you've been with me for a while, you've read about the basics of how…

Neurotransmitter Support

Most of us are vaguely familiar with the relationship between low neurotransmitters and symptoms of mental health disorders. For too many years, I've heard people say that the reason they are depressed is because of a "chemical imbalance" in their brains. What they usually mean is that their brains don't produce enough of a neurotransmitter,…

Nutrition Especially for YOU

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com One of the things I have come to appreciate as I've started using nutrition to address my health is how my nutritional needs are unique, not exactly the same as anyone else's. It's easy to believe in our culture of widespread diets and fitness advice that there is one "right"…

Fat Bombs. Superfood Bites. Whatever.

Sometimes you need a quick snack to keep you focused and energized throughout your day. These treats will do it! Call them whatever you want, but these little balls are nutritional powerhouses disguised as snacks. With a combination of protein, fat and fiber, packed with your favorite flavor, these snacks will be perfect to grab…

Let’s talk about BREAD.

So here's the thing about your mental health and nutrition. There are certain things that we are accustomed to eating that basically undo or limit all of the potential good coming from our nutritional changes. Bread, in all of it's modern day, pastry-perfect forms, is one of those things. As a child, I remember learning…