Food and Mood: Part 1by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
Hi Everyone! Today’s blog is a brief introduction of the launch of a new nutritional series called “Food and Mood.”
In this series, we will explore the functional properties of many foods and nutrients as a way to help dispel myths, provide an understanding of the role several foods and nutrients play in your physical and mental well-being, and take a closer look at commonly recommended nutrition supplementation.
The reality is that we need food AND the nutrients in food. Food plays a very important role in numerous processes in our body, which support overall physical and emotional health. New research on the important role nutritional health plays in our mental health is being published almost daily. This is GREAT news! This knowledge give us more POWER--additional tools to add to the recovery tool box. Incorporating this ever-evolving knowledge into an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to treatment (medicine, psychology, nutrition, yoga and more...) makes the future of mental health treatment look very promising!
My goal is to provide guidance and resources for incorporating these nutritional nuggets into eating disorder treatment and into overall well-being goals. I look forward to further exploring the functionality of food with you!
About the Author
Lisa is The Emily Program's Director of Nutrition and Yoga Services. Lisa oversees the national operations of both nutrition and yoga departments, which includes the direction and oversite of the clinical practices for 65+ nutrition staff and 20+ yoga instructors. She has over 10 years of eating disorder specific experience in yoga instruction, clinical nutrition counseling and program development. Lisa draws from her deep knowledge base of nutrition, yoga, body image and eating disorder treatment to meet clients' physical and emotional needs. She develops and conducts national eating disorder and body image sensitive yoga trainings and is also a regular blogger on nutrition, yoga and body image; a published author (articles, book chapters and published research); and continues to conduct research to better understand the role of yoga and nutrition in eating disorder recovery.