nutritional psychiatry

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.

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.