The documentary 'Super Size Me' is a very extreme depiction of how food can make someone feel. In this 2004 movie, Morgan Spurlock sets out to eat only McDonald's food 3 times per day for 30 days to explore the connection between the obesity epidemic and the increased intake of fast food in our country. He consumes nothing, not even water, unless it comes from McDonald's, and if he's ever asked to 'super size' a meal, he has to say yes, hence the title. In addition, he restricts his physical activity.
Exercise for Mental Health
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2006; 8(2): 106.
Ashish Sharma, M.D.,1 Vishal Madaan, M.D.,2 and Frederick D. Petty, M.D., Ph.D.3
In this era of exponential growth of the “metabolic syndrome” and obesity, lifestyle modifications could be a cost-effective way to improve health and quality of life. Lifestyle modifications can assume especially great importance in individuals with serious mental illness. Many of these individuals are at a high risk of chronic diseases associated with sedentary behavior and medication side effects, including diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.1 An essential component of lifestyle modification is exercise. The importance of exercise is not adequately understood or appreciated by patients and mental health professionals alike. Evidence has suggested that exercise may be an often-neglected intervention in mental health care.2
Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?
By Kelli Miller for WebMD
Aug. 20, 2015 -- What's for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place — the psychiatrist's office.
More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn't just good for the body; it's great for the brain, too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called "nutritional (or food) psychiatry."
Bipolar disorder and sleep
LAST UPDATED ON APRIL 11, 2018
Author: AMELIA WILLSON
Extreme highs, extreme lows, and the sleep problems that go with it are commonplace for the over 3 million Americans living with bipolar disorder.