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Nutrition and Vitamin Therapy - Michael Lesser
This is the best book I’ve read so far about nutrition and mental health.
“Therapy” usually refers to psychoanalysis, but this book is all about how nutrients and food affect mood and behavior.
This is an older book and unfortunately, even though most of this is textbook stuff, it is hardly written about today. Today I read plenty about how foods make us sick (physically and mentally), but hardly anything about how nutrients make us well. The heyday of “orthomolecular” treatment (treating with nutrients) was long ago, so you’ll find most of it in books from the 70s and 80s, like this one.
This is definitely worth reading for anyone with any mental health issue, as well as anyone in the health business.
Be sure to check out my "deep dive" podcast episode about this book below. (My podcast Notus & Friends is available on most podcast platforms - this episode is called Mental Health and Nutrition)