Author: Martina Watts, MSc Nut Med BA (Hons) DipION
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An essential guide to the relationship between diet and mental health
This excellent handbook explains the science behind nutrition and its effects on mental health, in a clear, accessible way. It explores: the complex and dynamic relationship between mental health, diet and nutrition, and how mental health and mental illness related factors, dietary factors and other social, biological and environmental factors interact to affect mental well-being. Leading health practitioners have contributed their own valuable insights, experiences and nutritional strategies to create an informed, up-to-date and fully referenced resource.
The Nutrition and Mental Health handbook offers all those working in the mental health sector advice and support on using nutritional approaches to improve the lives of people who are experiencing mental health problems.
It is presented in a clear, understandable format, with a glossary and summary chapter, designed to be useful for those with little previous nutritional knowledge, as well as more experienced practitioners, carers and health care practitioners.
Vital information for: carers, trainers, managers and professionals working within mental health both in social and health care fields within the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Martina Watts BA (Hons) Dip ION is a BANT-registered Nutritional Therapist with special experience working with children and adults suffering from digestive, behavioural and immune problems. Her interest in human nutrition began after both her children were diagnosed with severe multiple allergies. Martina runs a private practice in Brighton and works as an independent Nutrition Consultant for schools and local government. She is currently on the MSc Nutritional Medicine programme at Surrey University. Martina is a member of the Guild of Health Writers and has been a regular newspaper columnist since 1999.