Your mood affects your food choices, but the reverse is also true—your food choices can affect your mood. In fact, the recently updated Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders include supporting a healthy diet as a foundation for the treatment of mood disorders.
Your mental health can be impacted by:
The best part is that dietary interventions are an effective, non-invasive and inexpensive strategy for mood stabilisation.
If you suffer from premenstrual mood changes, knowing what foods to eat on a regular basis can help curb the cravings and even out your moods.
Taking control of the relationship between your mood and food can help support your brain and your body’s response to stress and the hormonal sensitivity that triggers premenstrual mood changes.
Developing strategies to replace unhealthy comfort foods and introduce healthier brain-boosting options will help you live and cope better, even premenstrually.
I struggled for years with PMDD symptoms – depression, self-loathing, disordered eating – so I know how lonely and desperate it can feel when you’re so miserable, and no one really gets it, even though you KNOW the storm will pass when your period arrives.
That’s why I’m so passionate about helping other PMDD Warriors to get off the “hormonal” rollercoasters. I help them balance body and mind naturally so they can feel like themselves again all month long and finally make peace with PMDD.
I am a firm believer in body-mind medicine, meaning that balancing your body’s biochemistry has a powerful positive impact on mental and emotional wellbeing. One of the keys to holistic health is learning how to seamlessly incorporate healthy eating, self-care and good lifestyle choices into our daily routines so that it feels easy, natural and joyful.
It’s simple, but it’s not always easy, especially when the premenstrual beast is determined to undo all the good work you’ve achieved at the beginning of the month. That’s why professional and community support is so integral to your healing journey