Mental Wellness

Find resources, articles, and recipes here from our community of holistic nutrition professionals. Topics covered include anxiety, stress management, your brain, and how holistic nutrition is connected. 

Mental Wellness Articles

  • 5 Red Flags of a Fad DietRemember to treat yourself kindly in the new year. Holistic nutrition is not about dieting. Lisa Kilgour, R.H.N. shares the 5 red flags of a fad diet to look out for.
  • 8 Foods That Brighten Your Complexion  –  Is your complexion looking a little dull this winter? Allison Tannis, R.H.N. teaches us about 8 foods that can help brighten your complexion thanks to the nutrients they contain. Put your best face forward this year!
  • Probiotics for Moods and Stress? Yes! – Tina Cufaro, R.H.N., discusses the research into how and if probiotics can help with mood and stress.

Mental Wellness Facebook Live Replay (Feb. 12/18)

An interactive discussion with Holistic Nutrition Professional and CSNN Grad, Andrea Donsky, led by BOLO Inc. Founder, Caleigh Rykiss, about a holistic approach to mental wellness.

  • 5 Strategies to Help Fight Seasonal Depression“During the winter months, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or ‘the winter blues’ is a very real thing that impacts many people.” Joanna Brown, C.H.N.C., shares Strategies to Help Fight Seasonal Depression.
  • 3 Ways Tech is Messing with your Mind – Orsha Maygar, MSc, BSc, C.H.N., explains how technology is messing with our brains, and what we can do about it.

Back to Basics

  • Back to Basics – Sometimes a simple approach to food is the healthiest. Emma Levez Larocque, R.H.N. shares some tips and insights, as well as a yummy recipe for an edamame spread. 
  • Top 4 Plant-Based Proteins – Whether you are looking to eat more plant-based in the new year or are just looking to expand your culinary palate, here are the top 4 plant-based proteins to get you started. Blog post from Bethany Gettis, C.H.N.  

How to Stay Resilient

If there was ever a year that demanded resilience, it was 2020. What does it mean to be resilient and how can we acquire this skill to get us through difficult times? Kristina Virro, R.H.N. shares how we can do that in her article.

5 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners. These recipes are great for busy families who want to enjoy a healthy homecooked meal. Recipes from Joanna Brown, C.H.N.C.

Meg de Jong, R.H.N. shares a delicious recipe for her “Eat to Ease Your Anxiety” Nourish Bowl. Learn how the ingredients can be helpful in supporting your overall health and mental wellness.

Bone broth has a lot of nutritional benefits. Andrea Brown, R.H.N. shares her recipe for homemade bone broth using food scraps. Not only is this a simple and versatile recipe, it’s sustainable. 

Curry in a hurry! This is a quick and delicious Tuna Curry with a boost of anti-inflammatory turmeric. Recipe from Sarah Cuff, R.H.N.

Stress Less Smoothie

Lisa Chilvers, R.H.N., brings us this easy smoothie that can help you feel calmer, full of beneficial ingredients to soothe tension and relax. 

Hummus with a Twist

Orsha Magyar, M.Sc., C.H.N., shares this yummy dip packed with anti-oxidant rich and anti-inflammatory ingredients that’s brain-friendly.

Continuing Education Workshops for Health Care Practitioners:

AN102 Nutrition and Mental Health (Part 1) – Mood Disorders

AN103 Nutrition and Mental Health (Part 2) – Alzheimer’s Disease

Learn more about these workshops here: AHN Workshops

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