At The Daily Grind Nutrition, I use a functional approach to nutrition therapy, meaning I look at the whole person, rather than focusing solely on nutritional facts. As a mental health dietitian, I take into consideration lifestyle factors, such as stress levels, self-care practices and self-compassion, mindfulness, sleep hygiene, dietary patterns, relationship with food, and movement.
To me, nutrition counseling is much more than changing how you eat; it is about understanding how your dietary patterns and lifestyle behaviours affect your body and mind.
Personal experience and evidence-based research continue to demonstrate the power of the body-mind connection and the vital role food plays in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I firmly believe that nutrition is the missing link in the traditional prevention and treatment of poor mental health.