Neuro Behavioural Health

What are you prioritising?

What are you prioritising?

The most important things in life are often the hardest things to confront. A bad situation at work. A stressful family matter. Low mood or depression. What’s worse, we don’t always understand all the factors fuelling them.

Eating junk food is shrinking your kid’s brain 

Eating junk food is shrinking your kid’s brain 

Alison’s son, Harry, started primary school this year. He was one of those kids who was ready for school and took to it with enthusiasm. There was no clinging to mum’s leg in the morning and his teacher reported he was fitting into his new routine beautifully.

Can psychobiotics cure depression and anxiety?

Can psychobiotics cure depression and anxiety?

Timothy Dynan and John Cryan are groundbreaking researchers doing the brilliant work that is uncovering how bacteria can create the neurotransmitters that make us feel happy, calm and relaxed. They have identified a new mental disorder treatment option, called psychobiotics. Psychobiotics are microbes and fibres that when ingested can improve your mood.

Why is your child tired all of the time?

Why is your child tired all of the time?

It’s not uncommon for kids to be suffering from exhaustion. Do you have a child who constantly tells you they are tired? They go to bed at the right time, wake at the right time and yet, they are still exhausted. Unexplained fatigue can be caused by a range of factors. It’s important to leave no stone unturned to find out the cause of fatigue in kids because kids should be full of energy and able to do all of the busy things kids do!

Helping teenagers manage stress

Helping teenagers manage stress

You can be supporting your teen by helping them implement dietary and lifestyle approaches to ensure their journey is a little easier. Here are 10 tips for giving your teen the best shot at being balanced, productive and happy. 

Our kids need to eat more good mood food

Our kids need to eat more good mood food

The study of Nutritional Psychiatry is demonstrating that what you eat impacts how you feel. If you have a child that struggles with anxiety, depression, behavioural ups and downs and concentration or focus issues then getting them eating a good mood diet needs to be a priority.

The big idea that changed everything for kids mental health

The big idea that changed everything for kids mental health

It was a ground breaking journal article written by a team of researchers including Professor Felice Jacka from Deakin University in Victoria that made the front cover of the American Journal of Psychiatry in March 2010. It proposed that depression and anxiety was influenced by the quality of your diet.