Food is information. Nutrition is the single most powerful tool in preventing and treating disease. Clinical nutrition may be effective in preventing or reversing chronic disease. Food can help or it can harm. A standard American diet (SAD) contributes to degenerative and immune disorders.
The pH of our modern diet is acidic. This dietary pattern has been strongly linked to chronic disease. A healthy diet is primarily plant based; rich in fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes; high fiber, essential fatty acids and nutrients; and low in saturated fats, trans -fats, refined sugars and carbohydrates. It needs to be low in sodium with an alkaline pH. Special lab testing is available for individual nutrient deficiency evaluation.
Inflammation which is related to our diet can lead to depression, anxiety, mental fog, fatigue, gas & bloating and several other symptoms. Our gut microbiome if unhealthy will cause a reduction in our neurochemicals such as serotonin, as a majority of them are produced in the gut by healthy microbes. Hence nutrition plays an important role in mental health.