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bipolar disorder BLOG foodAugust 19, 2014

Good food, Good mood

I’m here in India and have just received word that the documentary that I was able to be a part of is now available for viewing and sharing.

As you may already know, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) back in my early twenties. At the time I thought I was completely screwed for life and would have to take medication forever.

What I know now and honestly believe at the very core of my being is that all diseases start in the mind. I am now living medication free and have deepened my application and knowledge of non-Western methods to heal myself. I am grateful to my parents and my family and friends who have always supported me, especially during my darkest hours. 

Surprisingly, I found that the food that I eat, both the quality and quantity, has a HUGE effect on my mood.  

That is why I am so excited to share this with all of you. During my last month of culinary school at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, I had the pleasure of being part of of a short documentary titled, Good food, Good mood. My instructor Chef Rachel was teaching about sushi rolling during our Macrobiotics module and I had the chance to share my thoughts as well about how food affects our mental health.

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I want to introduce you to the Mental Health Channel (MHC), a new online network featuring original series, inspiring characters and powerful stories to raise awareness and help every viewer realize the benefits of improved mental health.

Visit www.MentalHealthChannel.tv to view enlightening, educational and entertaining short documentaries that inspire. Watch our 12 preview episodes now, then check back in the coming months as more episodes are released across 12 different series. Episodes, are free to view, and commercial free. Share one today.

Together we can start a new conversation. One that equates mental health with mental wellness, not illness. That promotes openness to help and treatment. And reminds us that everyone can benefit from a healthier mind.

Watch the video below. And remember, if you want to feel well, you need to eat well. (click to tweet)

Once you have watched I would love to hear in the comments below how you feel food affects your mood. Have you found that quality and quantity have an impact on how you feel throughout the day? Let me know 🙂

To your health,

Vasavi

P.S. If you like to eat but don’t really like to cok, check out my top four tips on learning to like cooking here.

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