Show 173 - What Your Brain Wants and Needs

Being on the anxiety road to recovery is understanding how and what we eat and drink can affect the brain. In order to feel better, sleep better and possibly reduce your symptoms you have to eat better.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

The music this week is Troposphere from Purple Planet

Resources Mentioned: 

From Psychology Today a blog post for those of you that have Social Anxiety - don't give up.

From some tips about understanding that Thoughts Are Just Thoughts: How to Stop Worshiping Your Anxious Mind

Harvard Health Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food by Dr. Eva Selhub, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Office Michael Roizen, M.D. has a five page report PDF on Food for Brain Health.

Mental Health American page on Healthy Diet: Eating with Mental Health in Mind from the Cleveland Clinic seems to be designed for older Americans but the information about nutrition is true for everybody. The 6 pillars of brain health is worth a look.

UC Irvine page on Foods That Can Reduce Anxiety.


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