Mood and Food – the connection

Friday 29th January 10:00 - 16:00

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Learn how food can affect mood, behaviour, anxiety, stress, sleep and hormonal balance. With more and more research acknowledging the links between mood and behavioural disorders, it's important for anyone working with those affected by these conditions to be as informed as possible. The NHS recognises that depression is caused by changes in levels of chemicals in the brain. One such chemical is serotonin – 90% of which is produced in the gut! This underlines that a healthy digestive system is important for mental wellbeing. Join leading holistic nutritionist Alison Cowell at this informative workshop to learn how food can affect mood, behaviour, anxiety, stress, sleep and hormonal balance. Alison will also reveal exciting new revelations concerning the gut microbiome and its role in the prevention of anxiety and depression. In addition, there will be a discussion around our relationship with food and how it can trigger guilt and shame, leading to anxiety and stress. Alison will also share information on the Gut-Brain axis and the importance of the microbiome. There will be plenty of opportunities to share experiences and explore solutions.