The Power of Nutrition and Functional Medicine for Supporting HSPs with Anxiety and Depression with Anastasia Smith


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Have you ever wondered how what you eat can impact brain structure and function? Are you curious to know what, if any role diet plays in mood? Research shows that factors such as our blood sugar levels, nutrient deficiencies, and gut microbiome imbalances can all play pivotal roles in our experience of mental health. Join us to learn about the nutrients that are essential to keeping the brain and the nervous system happy, as well as how to balance neurotransmitters. You'll also learn how to stabilize blood sugar levels to prevent symptoms of anxiety and low mood, as well as covering the fascinating link between the gut and the brain and what to eat to optimize digestion.

About Anastasia:

Anastasia is the founder of Whole Mind Health and is a Registered Nutritionist that specializes in nutrition and its role in mental health and neuroscience. She is passionate about empowering people with the tools to take their mental health into their own hands and has been working for the past 5 years with clients suffering from a wide range of psychiatric conditions, such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Anastasia believes that HSP and those suffering from anxiety and depression are often the 'canaries in the coal mine', being the first to highlight the mismatch between our biology and our toxic modern environment through symptoms of poor mental health. Anastasia has found that using personalized dietary and lifestyle approaches can be life-changing by helping individuals recalibrate and come back to their center.

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