Mental Health Diets

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  • Do you struggle with depression,  anxiety, your weight, food addiction orbinge eating?
  • Are you insulin resistant, Type 2 diabetic or suffer from POCS? 
  • Have you or a loved one been recently been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s and you have heard certain diets can help? 
  • Are you on medication you feel is doing you no good? Or are looking to lower your medication, change it or come off? 
  • Are you following a way of eating but feel you are missing something and not getting the health benefits you expected or are experiencing unusual symptoms? 
  • Are you disillusioned or confused about current medical and nutritional advice?
  • Are you interested in a  low carb or ketogenic diet but want to be guided?

WHAT CAN I DO?

I help you discover the connection between your physical or mental symptoms and your diet, and to give you the information and inspiration you need to take control of your health.

WHY is your body malfunctioning? Is there anything you can do beyond medications or operations to help restore it to good health?

Why do some people lose weight, overcome mental health and reduce inflammation on certain diets? Which foods are the main culprits? 

If you have a physical or mental health problem, the first place to look is your diet, in detail. 

One problem is that mainstream nutrition advice is unscientific. For example, we were told to eat margarine in the 80s and eat ‘little and often’. Now its very clear that highly processed industrial vegetable oils and constantly being in a ‘fed state’ are terrible for all aspects of health and waistlines. Just look around.

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So something is not right.  This means that you could be doing your best to follow official dietary guidelines and becoming less healthy over time. 

Emerging scientific studies show promising results that correctly constructed diets that follow the brain healthy principles offer relief from a wide range of brain-based illnesses 

 

MY EXPERTISE 

I did my specialist mental health  nutritional  training with Dr. Georgia Ede in the US, a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specialising in nutritional and metabolic psychiatry. I did this training with an American doctor as I wanted to find an expert in the field of mental health and nutrition and Dr Ede is one of the leading experts in the world.

I wanted a proven, scientific and tested method to follow as well as to have access to Dr Ede’s network of psychiatrists and dieticians for ‘trouble shooting’ and to keep up with the latest research. 

I have researched the biology and psychology of mental health since 2004 following my own experience with a severe mental health issue in my 20s. You can read Sara’s Mental Health Story. I practice what I preach and follow a medical ketogenic diet myself. I  have done many variations of low carb and fasting for the past 8 years. I was also a vegetarian for 9 yrs and have also been vegan. I know food and diet are sensitive subjects so I approach it with sensitivity. 

My areas of expertise include paleo, low-carbohydrate, ketogenic, carnivore, elimination diets, fasting and correct supplementation of whole foods plant-based diets for adults.

The conditions I work with are: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Binge Eating 
  • Insulin resistance
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Early stages of Parkinson’s & Dementia 
  • Obesity

I am very familiar with the medication often used in the above conditions, although you need to talk to your prescriber about altering your medication (if you use any) as a medical ketogenic diet  or even a paleo diet often means people reduce or come off their medication.  

Vitamin or mineral deficiencies can cause symptoms ranging from brain-fog or depression to psychosis or mania and taking a multi-vitmain is not the solution. 

I am not a Dr so I cannot give your advice on medication or medical advice. 

 

HOW DO WE WORK TOGETHER? 

We can work together face to face or on Zoom.

1# we have a chat on the phone or by email so I can answer any queries you have and make sure I have the skills to help you. 

If you decide to proceed

2# I send my lifestyle and health questionnaire to you by email and you fill it in before we meet. This gives me time to read about you and prepare the session. If you have any blood tests or other tests you send those too. I will tell you which blood tests to get if I think we need them. 

3# I will educate you on how the basics of brain biology work so you understand what you are doing and why

4# In the consultation  I will go through the practicalities, what you need to eat to get started and you ask as many questions as you need. 

Initial Consultation £99

Follow Up Consultation £40 

If you need me in between sessions then you can call, text or email as changing your diet can be like starting a new medicine in the first 2-3 weeks or you might have a burning question that you need the answer to straight away.