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LoveYourBrain Tip: Nutrition

NUTRITION

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BRAIN HEALTH | 7.30.2018 | BY ABBIE ELDRIDGE, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS

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When was the last time your doctor or therapist asked you about your nutrition? Do you think of food as an essential part of your health regimen or just something you consume without much intention? What healthy foods give you the most joy?

In past LoveYourBrain Tips, we have provided information on specific brain-healthy foods, including blueberries, walnuts, and salmon. This week, we invite you to think more broadly about nutrition and its role in your wellbeing and healing. This week’s “Tip” is to view Nutrition as a core pillar of your wellness.

Healthy food choices and a positive relationship with food can support physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing. We recommend speaking with a Registered Dietician, Nutritionist or Complementary Health specialist to best understand your individual nutritional needs.

With all of the diet and health recommendations out there, we understand it can be overwhelming to figure out what foods are best for you. Like many other areas of life, there are no “right” or “wrong” answers and there are just different options for different people. The important thing is to recognize the role of nutrition in complementing your well-rounded health practices.

Whether you are an individual who has experienced a TBI, a family member or a health care provider, we wish you all delicious foods that provides nourishment, connection to your health and pleasure!

Photo: This beautiful watermelon salad was prepared by Maggie S, a LYB Yoga Trained Instructor and Retreat supporter.