The field of nutritional psychiatry is exploding right now as we learn more and more about the impact of our dietary choices on the brain and the mind.
When I burst excitedly into this field several years ago, I was expecting to find loads of resources to help me as a clinician. Unfortunately, I found almost nothing. Fortunately, I absolutely love research.
This book is truly a labor of love. It's my attempt to create something to help others who are interested in entering this important field to feel less "at sea" than I did when I first started out. I wanted to build something that offered a balanced view of the field, recognizing the many things that we don't yet know, the areas where data are conflicting, and the vital importance of interdisciplinary care in this field.
I wanted this book to show you how important and powerful good nutrition care can be in improving our clients' mental health, but also to help you understand the counseling approaches that are vital in working with this population so that we can truly do good and not re-traumatize our clients, fearmonger, foster disordered eating patterns, or simply discourage.