I'm not a nutritionist or dietician. I think that's really important to state when starting any sort of health themed blog. My blogging won't only be about food - even though I really love food - but hey, so do a lot of people.
But what I can say is that I am educated, and have been educated on nutrition for many years. My Masters degree has nothing to do with nutrition - but someone once told me that the only means you must require to be an educator is to be educated. I think in this society where we're constantly learning and self acclaimed researchers- it's easier to apply it what you learn to your life and see if that something you learned works for you.
So this post is something that has worked for me.
I truly believe in the healing powers of food and nutrition.
I have had a history with postpartum depression. After the birth of my amazing child, I made the decision to go on anti-depressants. I was on them for a year - in the beginning it was a great help - the shape I was in was so bad, that of course, it helped. But after a few months, I hated the feeling of being in this artificial reality. I hated not being able to know if what I'm feeling was accurate or a reflection of the medication I was on. Due to protocol, my doctor insisted I stay on the drug for at least a year, and so I followed my doctor's instructions. When it came time to stop the medication, I did so in a gradual sense. It was a very slow process. My dosage wasn't high to begin with - but getting off the medicine took another two months - with withdrawals might I add. This is where nutrition comes in.
I have been eating healthy (most) of my life. In HighSchool I was not healthy. But I found an interest in health around my senior year, and learned how much I loved nutritiously dense foods.
So here are the 10 foods that helped me, I hope they can help you too.
1. Goji Berries
4. Dark Chocolate
5. Cocoa Powder
7. Hot water with (a lot) of Mint
9. Chia Seeds
10. Raw Honey
There you have it. I hope this helps!
(I'll be adding my own photos gradually).