Sorry to hear that you are dealing with depression, but wonderful you are reaching out for help! There is a lot you can do related to diet --
Definitely check out the links that Elizabeth posted. In addition to eating lots of fruits and vegetables and limiting junk foods, I usually recommend both an omega 3 and Vitamin D supplement. Please talk to your doctor before starting, but both have major anti-depressive research behind them.
Also, not our forte in the foodie community, but can't recommend going to therapy enough!
Chocolate and Sweethearts are the quintessential V-day foods, but it seems like maybe it should be wild salmon and ginger instead.
Salmon and ginger, in addition to oysters, avocados and honey, are actual aphrodisiacs. These 5 foods (in addition to some others) really stimulate sex-hormone and neurotransmitter production. Find out more here .
So, did you know there was any truth to aphrodisiacs? Do you eat these foods? And what are you going to be having for dinner for V-day tomorrow?View Thread
Yum! Chocolate is great for you when it's the real deal. just have to be wary of all the added sugar, dairy and artificial flavorings. I'm looking forward to a little something sweet tomorrow. My favorite new treat is NewTree's chocolate noir spread with a little almond butter - it's like healthy adult nutella.View Thread
My family and I don't always do a traditional Christmas menu - In fact last year we spiced things up by throwing "Mex-Mas". We get to try lots of new recipes... And I can always make my minor recipe edits: more veggies here, a little less butter there...
When it comes to your holiday favorites, have you edited any recipes to make them a bit healthier? any success (or fail) stories? And do you serve anything that's totally non-traditional?View Thread