MOOD & FOOD 1  Introduction


“Healthy food can have a powerful effect on mood.” 1  When I think about health; I always come back to the definition given as long ago as 1946, by the World Health Organisation (WHO).2 “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely...
MOOD & FOOD 2  Green & Orange & Yellow & Blue!

Green & Orange & Yellow & Blue!

Spinach and Other Dark Leafy Greens ​​​​​​​For a quick and sustained mood-boost, I enjoy some dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens. They are loaded with all kinds of nutrients that are beneficial to a healthy mood. This includes magnesium, which is...
MOOD & FOOD 3  Nuts, Dark Chocolate, Seeds & Legumes

Nuts, Dark Chocolate, Seeds & Legumes

Nuts All nuts are great for our mood. In particular Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts and walnuts, which are one of my special favourites. They are high in anxiety-fighting magnesium. Also they have been found to be one of the richest foods on earth in selenium,...
Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety

Like most of us, I have experienced stress and anxiety at times in my life. Stress is our response to a threat, in a situation we feel uncertain or uncomfortable about. Anxiety is when stress continues, after the cause of the stress is gone.  Often I have wondered why...
Fear of Needles – Needle Phobia

Fear of Needles – Needle Phobia

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield Nobody (including myself) likes getting injections, but for some people, the mere mention of injection causes crippling fear. People can suffer from needle phobia, a condition which approximately 10%...