Brain research shows a strong connection between diet, exercise and mental health. A Primal-based diet supports eating nutrient-dense, natural foods that are high in antioxidants as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which supports optimal brain health.
Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Change your Brain, Change your Life, incorporates diet and exercise in his treatments of patients with conditions such as ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depressive or anxiety disorders. His dietary prescriptions are tailored to the particular needs of his patients, rather than adhering to any particular dietary philosophy. But his attention to the role that exercise and diet can play on brain and psychological health is a beneficial exploration for all of us.