Musings about movement, whole food nutrition, and mental heath.
I was a vegetarian and then a vegan for over 10 years. My mental health took a nosedive. I gradually became more and more depressed!
It started in university when I realized that if I didn't buy meat, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, butter, or cheese I would save A LOT of money. I managed this for the last two and a half years of university and continued it for years afterwards.
What I wasn't aware of were the years of declining mental health and my significantly difficulty with mood regulation, focus, concentration, and memory. I couldn't see any of this because I was standing in it!
I slowly added meat when I finally understood how significant my depression was and that it was really affecting my ability to run my sport medicine and rehabilitation centre and work with my seven employees.
Adding animal products back into my diet felt like someone turned the lights back on in my brain! I began feeling SO much better in just days. Clearly I was suffering from a range of...