Title: Depression and Anxiety
Presenter: Dr Elisabeth Philipps PhD BSc (Hons) BSc Nutr Med
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 wellbeing; 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.
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