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The evidence for the role of nutrition in mental health is well-established yet most approaches to mental health issues focus only on the mind, looking at errors in thinking or attention, and miss the essential relationship between mind and body. It is now understood that nutrition is as essential to mental health as it is to physical health. At Monumental Health we address your brain's nutritional requirements as the foundation for better mental health and resilience. This comprehensive, personalised approach maximises your potential to make the most of your psychological therapy.
The brain and Nutrition
Every aspect of your brain’s healthy functioning relies on adequate nutrition. For example, serotonin, which is linked to mood disorders and depression, and melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep/wake cycle, are converted from amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body. The building blocks of these important compounds must come from the food you eat.
The brain does not function in isolation but depends on information from the senses and nutrition from the body for optimal activity. The same way that dietary deficiencies can cause physical ailments they can impair psychological functioning too – of course, because your brain is a bodily organ. Nutritional deficiencies are indicated in a number of neurological and psychological illnesses such as nerve damage, amnesia, dementias, mood disorders such as depression, and attention problems.