Should I Consider a Multifaceted Approach to Ketamine Therapy?
Much has been written lately regarding the connection between what you eat and how you feel. This mind-body connection is well established. The only question is to what degree does it help?
One of our guiding principles here at Ketamine Wellness Centers is the importance of a multifaceted approach to treatment. We rely on strong interventions like ketamine to give enough of a “boost” to start healing. Then…… lifestyle changes and other strategies often help people maintain their better health.
We know a healthy lifestyle consists of multiple elements. Things like adequate sleep, social support and exercise are invaluable. Recent research shows that what you eat can have a profound effect as well.
Simple steps to improve your diet and help your mood:
- Eat less processed food. Anything prepared and packaged has many ingredients that may undermine your health and well-being. Cooking simple things at home can be easy and cost effective. Don’t know how to cook? It’s simple, especially if you practice.
- Learn to use healthy seasonings. Spices such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and chili peppers have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with pain and other difficulties. Anti-inflammatories can not only help with disease prevention, they may help minimize depression symptoms as well. They also add flavor without negative ingredients such as salt or extra fats.
- Minimize the amount of salt, sugar and unhealthy fats. Healthy fats include olive oil, avocado and walnuts.
- Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Decrease your consumption of animal products.
- Make your meal special. Take the time to prepare something for yourself, and the time to eat with enjoyment. Recognize that cooking for yourself is an act of self-love, and appreciate that which you give to yourself.
At KWC, we view nutrition as a part of a healthy lifestyle to support improved mental and physical functioning and well-being. Many factors can play a role in your health. Our multidisciplinary team is available to discuss with you how ketamine can start your journey to better health and well-being. Call 855-KET-WELL and start to feel better!
Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers