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Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection Review

I know you’re probably thinking “what in the world does mental health have anything to do with food?” right? I know I have been asking myself this for almost a year now. I remember my therapist asking me about my eating habits, I was a little confused. I mean, the possibility of there being a connection between food and my brain wasn’t really something I ever thought about.

After a few months, I decided to dig deeper into this topic that no one was talking about, and I was surprised to see the connection.

Most of the research that has been done regarding the effects that food can have on our mental health, has been limited due to the different responses it was getting. Regardless of the difference in every individual, there is still a high percentage of people that link having a poor, not nutritional, nor healthy diet, to their mental illnesses and struggles.

I took the time to find a reliable foundation that could give us some strong insights on this topic, and how to manage and improve the way we eat.

Name: Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection

Price: $35.99

Author: Leslie Korn

Overall Rank: 4 out of 5 

Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health Overview

Dr. Leslie Korn is a Harvard Medical School-trained traumatologist who specializes in mental health and the effects it has regarding nutrition. She also focuses on treating the mind and body when it comes to these issues.

Dr. Korn book

In the Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, Dr. Korn provides support and knowledge based on concrete evidence that validates all the information that she provides on her book.

In this book you can find:

• Recipes

• Resources

• Food-mood diaries

• A sample of intake forms

• A list of foods that contain gluten, dairy, lactose, etc and how these foods may impact your mental stability

You will also learn things like:

• The job of certain nutrients that helps you feed the mind and also the gut

• The impacts of nourishments and supplements on DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) classifications of illnesses, and options in contrast to pharmaceutical treatments

• Why nutrition is important when it regards to your emotional well-being

• Common foods that may regulate or worsen certain mental disorders

• Other type of supplements and strategies when it comes to the withdrawal of medication, drugs, alcohol or any other pharmaceutical product

• Elements for specific diets regarding allergies and sensitivities

The Positives & The Negative

Just like everything in life, this is not an exception for it to not have critiques. I am going to be talking to you about the positive aspects, and also the negative one.

What Do I Like About This Book:

PRO #1: This book can be useful for professionals to bring awareness when it comes to mental health and the way their clients eat.

PRO #2: This is not the type of book that you only read once and then leave it on your bookshelf. The amount of resources and guidelines Dr. Korn offers is something that will go with you towards whatever path it is that you’re walking through.Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection Review

What I Don’t Like About The Book:

CON #1: Keep in mind that this book is written by a certified doctor. Meaning – there may be some aspects of the book that can be hard to comprehend for its entirely.

That’s about the only critique I can formulate when it comes to this book. Regardless of that, I really do think that no other book has given such a delightful and brilliant explanation on what these two (mental health and food) have in common.

Who Is This Book For?

Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health can be for absolutely anyone. Professionals in the mental health or nutrition field can benefit from this book, but also anyone who wants to understand the connection between how our minds function and what we eat may affect the way we think.

You don’t need to have a degree on the mental health, or nutrition field to get your hands on this amazingly well-written book.

Final Thoughts

I am not a mental health professional, but from what I’ve read about the book (Chapter 5) I really enjoyed how Dr. Korn managed to fit food allergies, sensitivities, and other diets, into the mental health spectrum. She talks about the different types of amino acids, minerals, nutrients and vitamins that may help you improve your mental stability. In this chapter, she also discusses the withdrawals and side effects that involve detoxing yourself from a certain medication, or even an addiction and how it affects your well-being. There’s a part where Dr. Korn explains that we should see our kitchen as a pharmacy and treat our bodies as if we’re going to get a pharmaceutical remedy to improve our health.

Dr. Korn book review

While I was growing up it took me some time to figure out the career path that I wanted to take. I ended up in, somehow, the mental health department as I was starting my new journey towards becoming a social worker. This book would have been such a helpful tool regarding my own mental health and the lack of a healthy-nutritional diet. Also, it would’ve helped me during my career journey.

Dr. Korn’s unbelievably helpful resources and guides can help you not only effectively, but they can help you understand in a more in-depth way whatever it is that you’re struggling with at this very moment with your mental health.

As I said, this book contains a lot of clinical documentation and resources, but I deeply recommend it if you’re looking to expand your knowledge on nutrition and mental health, or if you simply want to learn how to manage your own illness.

If you’re like me and you would like to increase your expertise regarding these topics, you can click on the link down below and get immediate access to Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection!

Did you know about the connection between mental health and your diet? What do you think about this? I would love to hear from you in the comment section down below.



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Dec 10.2019 | 02:36 am


hi, Evidence is rapidly growing to show the vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health. In Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, Leslie Korn provides clinicians with a practical guide to the relatively complex relationship between what we eat and the way we think or feel and interact with the world.

Dec 10.2019 | 02:40 am


hello, Dr Sarris said While the determinants of mental health are very complex, the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a key factor in the high prevalence and high incidence of mental disorders suggests that nutrition itself  is as important to psychiatry as it is important to cardiology or even endocrinology and gastroenterology. i should find time to read this book. thanks

Dec 10.2019 | 02:40 am


    Thank you for taking the time to read. 

    Dec 10.2019 | 03:29 am


It is so much interesting and enlightening to have this article, there is a very wide connection between how we eat and our mental health. This means that nutrition is essential to keep a stable and balance mental health. I like this book, it is very helpful and will be of great use, I like the fact that it has recipes in it too and it’s actually not expensive.

Dec 10.2019 | 02:40 am


This might really prove pivotal in deciding whatever will happen with time. Learning about the basics in nutrition essentials and also trying to blend them to fit into our mental demands and exactly the right things that can help us in the right ways to progress in whatever we do. This is really good. Thank you so much for sharing

Dec 10.2019 | 02:46 am


What we eat, the way we eat it and how it reacts in our body are the major areas of focusing that I have seen this book to cover and essentially what ad what we need to avoid and the things we can consume without being scared and all. Thanks so much for sharing this here. I like the details shared. this book is surely worth buying.

Dec 10.2019 | 02:58 am


I love the work of Leslie Korn, it’s very true that food has a lot to do with our mental health and so nutrition should be considered essential for balancing and helping our mental health. This book is filled with professionally confirmed facts about this topic and the information in it will be of great benefits to so many people.

Dec 10.2019 | 03:03 am


    Thank you for taking the time to read!

    Dec 10.2019 | 05:39 pm


The human body is kinda complicated that we cannot know it all… Well, I have read in the past before now that the food and nutrition we take have a great impact on our brains and overall well-being too and when we don’t have access to these nutrients on a daily basis, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health is the best bet we should consider.

Thanks for sharing.

Dec 10.2019 | 03:05 am


How well this book has simplified every bit of details that encompass all of these here. I truly fancy all the information included in the explanation here as they all can make the little difference count. Our nutrition, what we eat and what we allow ourselves to feed on can make all the difference when it comes to the kind of mental energy we radiate. thanks so much

Dec 10.2019 | 03:13 am


    Thank you for taking the time to read

    Dec 10.2019 | 05:41 pm


I’ve enjoyed reading through every bit of this educative article review of Nutrition essentials for mental health. Studying the connection between nutrition and mental health is good and relatively helpful to human health because it helps you treat better what you eat In order to influence your metal health positively. I’ll make sure I buy the book since it’s accessible and pocket friendly.

Dec 10.2019 | 03:15 am


    I could not agree with you more! 

    Dec 10.2019 | 05:42 pm

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