Nutrihub webinar series - depression and anxiety
Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health problems in the UK and are the leading cause of disability worldwide with around 350 million people affected by depression, according to World health Association statistics.
We can all experience feelings of low mood from time to time and feel anxious, especially when under stress or after bereavement, but for some people these feelings can persist and become a chronic problem, interfering with day-to-day living and their enjoyment of life.
There are many factors involved in the onset and development of depression and anxiety where our moods and emotions are influenced by a delicate interplay of brain chemicals and hormones, which in turn are influenced by the foods we eat, our lifestyles, and our digestive health.
Topics covered in this webinar include;
- The neurotransmitters including serotonin, dopamine, phosphatidylserine, and acetylcholine, and how they regulate our moods.
- Discussion of the many different types of depression and anxiety, from seasonal affective disorder, adolescent and post-natal depression, to panic attacks and stress.
- Physiological disorders that can cause depression such as hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, and food allergy.
- The link between digestive health and mental well-being; the 'gut-brain' connections.
- Functional nutrition approach to supporting mental health including role of the diet, use of 5-HTP, omega 3 essential fatty acids, vitamin D, choline, B vitamins, and magnesium.
This comprehensive webinar will provide you with a complete and effective framework for managing mental health with practical information on implementing successful functional nutrition programmes. A full set of scientifically referenced slides and recording of the webinar are included in the investment price.
Hosted by Elisabeth Philipps
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist with a BSc in Nutritional Medicine. I've been in practice for over 10 years and through my previous doctorate training (PhD) at Oxford University in neuropharmacology I take a specialist interest in how nutrition and the environmental factors influence brain health and the gut-brain axis.