This summer, while I was struggling, my mom texted me this phrase, “Food is Medicine and Medicine Food.” On this side of things, I am seeing that this is SO true. Good foods can help heal the brain.
After reading the medical world’s view on my diagnosis, I felt so discouraged. There are things that can be done through nutrition. An excellent article can be found on this here.
For me, after experiencing highs, I often experience horrible lows. I’m taking it one day at a time, but through exercising and changing my diet I haven’t had the low after this most recent episode. I’m also taking supplements that my nutritionist recommended religiously. It’s rigorous and overwhelming at times, but again, the whole one day at a time thing helps.
This isn’t the whole solution, food. But it is a huge piece. Eliminating sugar has done wonders and going down to one cup of coffee a day has done so too. And, also…gasp…no alcohol. Alcohol is a major depressant and can interfere with the effectiveness of psychiatric drugs.
Here is a recipe for an excellent breakfast smoothie that will help with sugar cravings.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 TBS almond butter
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 cup ice
1 TBS honey
Mix all ingredients in blender and enjoy!!