In this Podcast Luke discusses some of the compelling scientific evidence on how to eat in a way for optimal mental health. All of the information on nutrition out there can be so confusing, often with conflicting information, and a lot of it isn’t based on evidence. Luke talks about some of the popular diets promoted today and discusses some key points as to why or why not they might actually be useful for your journey to wellness.

It’s amazing the evidence that is out there on the effect of diet on mental health. We don’t need to think there’s something wrong with us if we aren’t feeling our best – it might just be time to take a look at what foods we’re putting in our bodies. From the understanding of the link between increased inflammation and depression and the powerful anti-inflammatory effect of antioxidants in fruit, vegetables and other whole plant foods to support our mood. As well as the inflammatory effect of endotoxins and arachidonic acid found in meats and animal products that cause inflammation in the brain and body and detrimentally impact our mental health. There is some amazing evidence supporting a whole food plant based diet as the optimal way to eat, not just for mental health, but for increased physical health, better sleep, less anxiety and depression, and overall improved quality of life. 

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