Earlier this year I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Association of Post Natal Illness (APNI) and I’m thrilled to have been asked to contribute to their newsletter with a piece explaining how diet and healthy eating can support some of the symptoms linked to post-partum illness. Post Natal Depression (PND) affects as many as 10% of new mums and is the most prevalent mood disorder associated with childbirth. Yet research in this area is still very limited, and little advice is given about the role diets play in mental health. With continued support from charities such as APNI, thankfully more mums are now getting the help they need to juggle motherhood alongside the challenges of PND. Nutritional Science continues to shed more light on the links between out gut and brain and the role that diet and good nutrition can play in supporting mental health symptoms.
Read the full article here.