How depression and food are connected

Our dietary habits play a key role in how we feel physically and emotionally. Depression is no exception! How and what we eat can have a profound influence on depressive symptoms, and depressive symptoms can influence the way we eat. For instance when we are feeling depressed we might use food as a way to make ourselves feel better (like eating ice-cream after a break-up). Additionally, medications used to treat depression may cause a loss of appetite, leading to decreased eating and increasing the risk of improper eating. Fortunately by addressing one area of concern, we are also benefiting the other. This article explains just a few of the ways depression and our eating habits are intimately connected. If you are interested in how food influences the way we feel, and would like to arrange a free 30-minute consultation, I would be happy to talk with you about how healthy eating can help depression and emotional well-being.

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