Good nutrition isn’t just important for physical health — it plays a vital role in our mental health too.
Over the last number of years, more and more research has come to light to show the connection between what we eat and how we feel. Better dietary choices can improve mood and mental functioning, and protect against depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Healthy eating can also boost energy levels, manage stress, reduce fatigue, and encourage healthier sleep patterns — all of which will help you to feel better.
Nutritional Therapy at Vive Counselling
At Vive Counselling in Ennis or online, I encourage clients to support their mental health and complement their counselling and psychotherapy journey through dietary and lifestyle changes.
Of course, this is completely optional and dependent on your needs and preferences. The level of dietary support each client receives will vary from one person to another.
Clients that wish to use nutrition to enhance their mental health can avail of:
– Information and education on the role of diet in mental and physical health
– A review of current diet and eating habits
– Suggested dietary changes (ranging from simple substitutes to complete overhauls, depending on your needs and preferences)
– Supplement recommendations
Nutritional Training and Professional Membership
I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist, holding a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, and a full member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP), Europe’s largest professional organisation for nutritional therapists.