Mood and ASD: Nutritional Strategies for Anxiety and Depression

In this video presentation from the Autism Research Institute, Registered Dietician and Nutritionist (RDN) Vicki Kobliner discusses findings about nutritional psychiatry (the study of how food and diet influence mood) and especially how these findings relate to children with autism.

The microbiome in the gut plays a key role in the mental wellbeing of an individual, and yet, diet is often overlooked in medical and mental health care. Kobliner discusses the many ways in which gut health has been proven to be linked to brain health. The typical American diet doesn’t support good gut health, being high in sugar and refined foods and low in fiber and essential nutrients, and tends to exacerbate mental health conditions such as depression.

Kobliner presents several dietary changes and forms of supplementation which can help to create a healthy gut biome and in turn, support positive mental health. These dietary changes aren’t meant to replace the role of medical care for mental health, but used in combination, they have been shown to have a major positive effect on the mental health of children with autism.

Mood and ASD: Nutritional Strategies for Anxiety and Depression
By: Autism Research Institute
Initial Air Date: Feb 13, 2019
Source: YouTube

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