Healthy Food Tips: Foods to boost your Mood!

Our world today is inundated with stress, anger, fear, sadness and depression. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the USA. (1) Scientists and doctors are finally realizing that the food we eat has a direct effect on our brain and how it functions. The video below discusses a new emerging medical field called Nutritional Psychiatry. Basically, this field looks at how food is affecting the individual’s mental function.  Dr. Narula gives great tips on the types of food that will help heal your brain and boost your mood.



Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

7 thoughts on “Healthy Food Tips: Foods to boost your Mood!

  1. I’m glad I saw this. I happen to be reading “A Mind of Your Own” by Kelly Brogan, MD with Kristin Loberg. It’s very detailed on how to cleanse yourself from inflammatory foods, gluten and dairy for 30 days, while eating healthy, and then trading out inflammatory foods for anti-inflammatory foods. The body having too much inflammation (causes of various diseases) is why we run to the doctor, end up on drugs for the symptoms and then have induced side effect issues. The answer IS what you are eating in the first place (root problem) causing the symptoms to a disease-thus avoiding drugs or weaning off and being healthier & happier. I can’t wait to finish the book.

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      1. Your welcome. It’s geared to depression, but also points out other illnesses, and how withdrawal from antidepressants are the same as initial diagnosis…(therefore stressing your body even more).

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