|Posted on February 9, 2015 at 1:20 AM|
The second appointment for this series took place on Feb 4th, Wednesday. We talked about how to fight depression, anxiety and cravings by using a proper diet. In particular, we focused on:
• Essential fats –do you need more Omega 3?
(Best sources: fish, nuts, seeds, beans; good sources also are spinach, mango, papaya, lettuce, bananas, blueberries)
• Homocysteine level – is it too high? Does it need to be corrected with B6, B12 and Folic Acid?
(Best sources B6: fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, cereals, fish, poultry
B12: deep sea fish, sardines, lamb, beef, yoghurt, eggs, turkey, chicken, cheese, mushrooms
Folic Acid: dark leafy vegetables, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, strawberries, beans, lentils, avocado, Brussels sprouts, seeds, nuts,
cauliflower, beetroot, corn, celery, carrot, squash).
• Serotonin levels – do they need boosting with amino acids?
• Blood sugar balance – is yours within the healthy range?
(Normal blood glucose level is about 72 mg/dL OR, after a meal may rise temporarily up to 140 mg/dL)
• Chromium – are you getting enough? (20~25 mcg for women, 30~35 mcg for men)
(Best sources: brown rice, apples, bananas, chicken, milk, eggs, broccoli, barley, oats, breen beans, tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, black pepper)
• Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin (no more than 25 mcg per day is safe)
(Best sources: cod liver oil, oily fish, shiitake, tofu, caviar, pork, eggs)
• Food intolerances – could food be making you sad?
Next class: February 18th, Wednesday, 6-7:30pm