Nutritionist Patrick Holford has recently written a blog post on the subject of mood stabiliser drugs. In it he refers to a recent article in the Daily Mail. I like the anti-drug stance taken by the Daily Mail article. However, I think it ultimately falls short, because there is no mention of nutrition and lifestyle changes as an alternative to these drugs. There is no mention of people doing more exercise to boost their mood, and there is no mention of eating healthily, avoiding foods you’re intolerant to, and correcting nutrient deficiencies.
Anyway, click below to read the articles:
- Daily Mail - Why ARE so many people being labelled bipolar?
- Patrick Holford – Beware ‘mood stabiliser’ drugs
If you want to know about nutritional approaches to mental health, have a read of some previous articles I have written on the subject:
- B Vitamins and Other Nutrients for Depression
- Nutrition for Depression and Mental Illness
- Mental Health: the Chemicals of the Brain
- Nutrition for Depression, Anxiety, Bi-polar & Schizophrenia
- Niacin Treatment for Severe Depression and Schizophrenia
Also, I highly recommend Patrick Holford’s book Optimum Nutrition for the Mind.
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