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What’s on for next week?

Learn how diet quality and mental health outcomes are directly linked to physiological processes.

Diet quality and mental outcomes are directly linked to physiological processes.

Next week, we will unpack some of the mechanisms that explain how diet and nutrition might influence mental and brain health.

We will explore and discuss:

  • the use of special diets for medical conditions
  • misconceptions associated with special diets
  • biological dysregulations and co-morbidities associated with mental health disorders
  • roles of the immune system and the gut microbiota.

Your task

Given what you have learned so far, let’s revisit the terms we used when we thought about what ‘food’ and ‘mental health’ meant to us in Step 1.4.

In the WordCloud reflect on the topics and ideas that have enhanced or changed your understanding and knowledge of what food and mood now means to you.

Share your thoughts with other learners in the comments.

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Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

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