Depression Nutrition

Dietitian and Nutritionist For Depression 

Seek the counsel of a registered dietitian and nutritionist for depression to assess your current diet and provide a number of nutritional interventions and a personalized meal plan to help manage the condition.

Registered dietitian and nutritionist for depression JM Nutrition

How Can A Dietitian and Nutritionist For Depression Help

  • Have your current diet assessed by a nutritionist and dietitian who specializes in working with clients for depression.
  • Provide a dietary assessment for missing key nutrients that support mood and mental health.
  • Discuss the essential role, but also limitations, diet can play in depression (depression nutrition 101).
  • Review and discuss the importance of adequate overall intake of food energy.
  • Provide healthful meal and snack combinations requiring minimal effort and preparation for low mood days.
  • Work to add nutrient-dense foods to the diet such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, lean proteins.
  • Explore potential for choosing a dietary pattern that is anti-inflammatory, such as the Mediterranean diet.
  • Build appropriate supplement protocol to meet nutritional deficiencies based on past and present eating (ideally complete nutrient profile blood work is provided–optional, and as needed only).
  • Assess and correct eating behaviours that can contribute to worsening of symptoms (including, but not limited to, eating out, cravings, stress eating).
  • Lead a discussion around additional herbal supplements that have strong clinical evidence.
  • Support nutritional intervention with lifestyle factors, like exercise, stress management and seeking adequate supports.
  • Learn how to regulate blood sugar levels to prevent common mental health concerns, such as irritability, brain fog, “hanger”, anxiety and excessive worrying.
  • Promote the health of your digestive system (also referred to as the “second brain”) through optimal fibre intake and essential nutrients such as B vitamins, probiotics, fluids, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Increase your intake of plant compounds, such as polyphenols and antioxidants, as needed to enhance brain function.
  • Have a personalized meal plan for depression created.
  • Work with an eating disorder dietitian and nutritionist to help manage disordered eating patterns, if needed.
  • In addition to working with a dietitian and nutritionist for depression, conduct sessions with a gastrointestinal health dietitian and learn about the connection between the gut and the brain (and microbiota).
  • Address other co-existing conditions.

Depression Nutrition Related Services

In-Person Appointments

Our dietitian and nutritionist for depression and other mental health concerns conducts on-site, in-person sessions from our main office: registered dietitian Toronto.

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Contact us for a no-obligation phone consultation during which we can:

✓  outline how working with a nutritionist and dietitian looks like

✓  discuss your needs and goal(s)

✓  explain how billing and pricing work

✓  address concerns about insurance, if any

✓  answer any other questions

Also Available For Virtual Counselling

Receive virtual nutritional counselling by a registered dietitian and nutritionist for depression and other co-existing conditions. Learn more about working with a dietitian online.

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