Nutritional Counseling


Food significantly impacts physical and mental health. However, the link between food and mental well-being is often overlooked. Nutritional counseling addresses this gap effectively. At Cornerstone Therapy and Wellness, we adopt a holistic approach to mental health. We acknowledge the crucial role of nutrition in managing and preventing mental health challenges.

The Gut-Brain Connection: How Food Impacts Your Mood

While the mind and body may seem separate entities, they are intricately linked. Research increasingly suggests a strong "gut-brain connection." Here, the trillions of bacteria residing in your digestive system communicate with your brain, influencing mood, emotions, and cognitive function.

Dietitians: Your Allies in Nutritional Wellness

A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a licensed healthcare professional with specialized training in nutritional science. Here at Cornerstone, our experienced RD can assess your individual needs and develop a personalized nutrition plan to support your mental health goals. This may include:

Managing Mental Health Conditions and Nutritional Counseling:

Studies show that a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can positively impact symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and even Alzheimer's disease. Curbing Emotional Eating: We can help you identify emotional triggers for unhealthy eating habits and develop coping mechanisms to promote mindful eating practices. Balancing Mood and Well-being: Certain dietary changes, such as limiting processed foods and added sugars, can contribute to improved mood stability and overall well-being. Weight Management: If weight concerns are contributing to your mental health struggles, our RD can design a safe and effective weight management plan to promote overall health. Chronic Disease Support: A healthy diet plays a vital role in managing chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, which can also impact mental health.

Nutritional Counseling is a Powerful Tool:

Medical nutrition counseling, provided by a Registered Dietitian, has demonstrably helped individuals:

  • Manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
  • Gain control over emotional eating patterns.
  • Achieve a more balanced mood and improve overall well-being.
  • Manage weight and eating disorders.
  • Improve blood sugar control and potentially reduce medications for diabetes.
  • Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Don't underestimate the power of good nutrition! Contact Cornerstone Therapy and Wellness today to schedule a nutritional counseling consultation with our Registered Dietitian and explore how nutritional choices can contribute to a healthier, happier you.

To find out more about the link between nutrition and mental health please follow the link below;

National Institute of Health: Understanding nutrition, depression and mental health.