A Mental Health Message That REALLY Matters

A Mental Health Message That REALLY Matters
June 2024: Mental Health Message

Update About Future Articles

It is with so much excitement that I compile this Newsletter for you and everyone who reads my articles on Bforeverwell, currently and in the future. I want to share so much vital and compelling information with you that could prevent unnecessary suffering for entire families in the future.

About Me

Suppose you have not read the About section on the site, and the reason for my interest in health and well-being. I am a passionate advocate for health and wellness, driven by my journey with Marfan Syndrome which led me through numerous orthopedic surgeries, including five total joint replacements and countless other major operations from the age of 14. Over the past 50 years, I have honed my knowledge of reducing inflammation and managing pain, mainly through specific dietary choices, while also navigating the mental health challenges associated with chronic conditions like pain, arthritis, and inflammation.

New Focus on Mental Health Issues in Adults and Children

Having penned many articles about nutrition and general well-being, my interest in the power of food in healing the body has been drawn to the incredible breakthroughs made in the mental health realm in the past decade. Nutritional Psychiatry is an emerging field of nutrition that employs the new science connecting brain health, mental health and nutrition.

Dr Georgie Ede, is just one of the Nutritional Psychiatrists whose insightful literature has truly captured my attention, as well as Food and Behaviour Research (FAB), and I will be sharing this vital information with you in my blog posts.

Dr. Ede, MD

Dr Georgia Ede, MD

Dr Ede is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in nutritional and metabolic psychiatry. She is a Nutrition Consultant, Nutrition Science Writer, and Speaker, and like many of her colleagues globally, her passion is empowering people afflicted with psychiatric conditions to reduce or eliminate the need for medications, by changing how they eat.

Dr Ede delves into the inner workings of the brain and its metabolism, and explores the healing potential of special diets including low-carbohydrate, ketogenic, elimination, and carnivore diets.

"The empowering truth is that the human body is engineered to function beautifully... if fed and cared for properly. The problem is that mainstream nutrition advice is dangerously unscientific. This means we could be doing a great job following official dietary guidelines and becoming less healthy over time."
I am one of a growing number of physicians worldwide who has come to believe that people who apply the truth about nutrition science to their lives can experience life-changing improvements in their health and well-being. My nutrition philosophy is grounded in evolutionary science, human metabolism, and food biochemistry - Dr Georgia Ede

Food and Behaviour Research (FAB)

Established in 2003, FAB is a charitable organisation dedicated to advancing scientific research into the links between nutrition and human behaviour, and making the findings from such research available to the widest possible audience.  The valuable information from this research includes a host of common family problems including depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, dementia and Alzheimers disease, as well as various childhood conditions that include attention and concentration; mood swings or anxiety; sleep difficulties and hyperactivity, impulsivity, and others

Your go-to place for reliable, independent information on how food, diet and nutrition affect mental health and performance. For over twenty years Food and Behaviour Research (FAB) has been at the heart of scientific research into how nutrition affects the human brain and mind, and an intellectual and strategic force for improving public education and professional practice in this domain - Food And Behaviour Research (FAB)

The Food "Pharmacy"

In my own learning and experience, the Food Pharmacy has been the major healing source that has kept me largely pain-free and mobile in my 50-year journey with major health issues. With so much new information coming to light, however, I have learned the hard way that giving up eating meat 23 years ago, was unwise. Although I have benefited greatly from all the healthy changes I did make, physically, I have definitely not maintained optimal brain health, and I am currently changing that through diet.

It is a sad truth that growing numbers of people of all ages are suffering from depression and anxiety, and general unhappiness and stress. Many social factors are contributing to this, however, let us try and lessen the impact of mental disorders by doing what is in our power to change. Globally, according to the WHO one in seven 10 - 19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group, alone. Shockingly, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-39 year-olds.

The research clearly shows that we are not feeding our brains with the necessary "fuel" they require to help us function, free of mental distress and disorder. I feel so strongly about this, so future articles will deal with information relating to the many mental health issues in both children and adults and what the research has uncovered from a nutrition standpoint

The consequences of failing to address adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults.

Final Thought

It is my mission to provide you with the latest information and updates on nutrition for robust mental and physical health.

Join me in this journey to unlock our full potential for vitality, resilience, and peak performance in all areas of our lives. Every forkful of brain food is an investment in our present and future selves.

After all, our health is our greatest wealth.