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Nutrients for Mood Balance

healthymood Most of us can attest to a time when a home-cooked meal lifted our spirits. Well, it's true what they say about the food mood connection. It's not just your physical body that benefits from healthy food choices! Get the nutrient and supplement facts on nutritional approaches for mood balance from nutritionist Malia Curran, MS, MPH.

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Peter says …

Thanks a lot. Great information.

Max says …

Harvest season is a great season to get back into some serious cooking after the summer.

Gayle says …

My kids are doing much better in school now that we are taking the time to have breakfast together in the morning. So many kids eat on the run, or not at all and fade mid morning.

Ilona says …

I really enjoyed this podcast, thanks!

GinaS says …

I'm excited for the holiday season and all of the fun with food and family which comes with the season.

Latisha says …

I heard about this from My Dallas Mommy. We eat terribly at our house and I wonder why I am always tired! I know now that I really need to be cooking and eating better for our mental health. It would be great to be able to boost everyone's mood around the house. Thanks!

Kate says …

I heard about this on www.gograhamgo.com. It was very interesting to hear about healthy foods and healthy eating patterns. I learned that healthy fats are omega 3's and omega 6's....which are in fish and flax seeds.

Ofelia (Kiki) Bacaro says …

I heard about this podcast from the Go Graham Go Blog. Glad to hear about the 5HTP. My hubby started taking it last month and liked the results, my daughter and I are going to start taking it also.

Jill says …

Audrey is right on! Lack of water can make a big time grump!

Lori A. says …

Thanks to Go Graham Go for sending me here! This was a great podcast for me to hear. I got a whole lot of great information about the types of foods that affect my mood. That is especially important during this season where the weather outside is getting cooler and dreary. It's good to have tips on what foods could help boost my mood.

Babysnark.com says …

I loved this because it was on point and concise. Very helpful info. For a healthy mood I have to remember to keep in my basics: get plenty of sleep eat breakfast eat healthy and avoid junk avoid negative or toxic people take the time to give thanks and be grateful and if in a crisis, a long, relaxing walk always cheers me up. I have also found B 1 to be a quick mood soother.

Leigh says …

I love food and thank your store for providing access to so much great, fresh produce! Cooking is such a natural way to keep our spirit and body happy!

Lynn says …

I have a dear friend and neighbor. We always take hot soup to the other if one of us gets a cold, or the flu. A simple tradition which I believe plays a big big part in my healing.

Heather says …

We make it a point to have dinner and breakfast together as a family. We discuss the upcoming day in the morning, then reflect upon the day in the evening. It is a nice way to mix food and family together!

Olivia says …

My girls friends and I try to make dinner together every wednesday. Lovely girl time with good company and great food.

Sally says …

Starting the day with great food is very important, but remembering to take time to eat throughout the day keeps one going.

wendy says …

Just came across this podcast series! I am looking forward to listening to more.

Rory says …

I really enjoyed this podcast and the series, which I have followed now for about a year.

Deedee says …

Good to think about food for mood balance. All to often however, we overlook, or forget about the value of hydration in maintaining good overall health.

Stephen says …

Thanks for the podcast Chris! I enjoyed the coverage about breath as well.

Zia says …

I see the value in all of us, young and old alike, starting and sustaining our days with healthy foods. To often we wonder what the reason is for a lack of energy and mood drops, and it is as simple as running on empty.

Sylvia says …

This ties in nicely with the other podcasts on this page.

Sally says …

Cooking, the process, is healing to me. I love having great food, and cooing with friends and family, this gives me a sense of peace and happiness which in turn helps with overall health.

Paula says …

We do a nice tradition in on our block. There are 4 families and we take turns twice a month- getting together at each others houses. The best part, the kids all help cook, which is both fun and funny... so the food isn't always the greatest, but the bonding is brilliant!

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