Mental Health Issues – Brain Care Awareness

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Depression, anxiety and mood disorder are common mental health problems which affect both men and women in the UK and around the world.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK 8th – 14th May 2017 and this important annual reminder helps to bring awareness of this prevalent brain related problem which impairs the lives of people of suffers.


Get tested for metabolic or nutritional deficiencies. It is a common fact that the human body is made up and works better with vitamins and minerals Studies have shown that stress and bad diet are some factors which can rob your body to a point of illness.

Top Tips

  • Don’t rush to eat, choose your food wisely, so think and question how the food that you eat will support your brain and overall health.
  • Remember to shut out junk and process foods, studies have shown that these toxic loaders and inflammation supporters are detrimental to your brain health.
  • Remember the brain food avocado with its 23% good brain fats and remember it’s antioxidant capacity to protect your cells, don’t forget avocado anti-inflammation properties omega 3.  Invite other Omega 3 champions to your dinner table such as; flaxseed, chia seed and olive oil, hemp oil, spin age and nuts.
  • I suggest that you obtain your Omega 3 from natural plant base foods as the human body can convert its ALA factor to DHA and EPA acid.
  • Similar to avocado creamy texture banana is also a creamy texture fruit but with a sweet taste but this can vary considerably depending on the ripeness of the banana.
  • Banana is known for boosting mood by adjusting the hormones which control mood and thus elevate serotonin via tryptophan amino acid.
  • Water, do remember to drink it – the human brain consists of 75% water.  Water helps to shift toxic and it aids circulation so better nutrient delivery to the brain.
  • Studies have shown doing fun activities can help to boost your brain serotonin which boosts your mood into a happier state instead of a depression.


If necessary, seek professional help such as the NHS Mental Health Specialist and it is also worth seeking complementary or alternative health care with a holistic approach as this addresses the root cause and not just the symptoms of your mental health problems.