Foods That Alleviate Depression

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Eat to reduce depression symptoms.
Air Date: 4/20/18
Duration: 23:13
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Susan Irby, Celebrity Chef, Author & Speaker
Susan IrbyInternationally recognized as leader in the “food as healing” approach to a plant-directed healthier lifestyle, Susan Irby has worked with noted schools, colleges, professionals, families and national grocery markets to share how to transform their lives through spiritual wellness, a highly plant-based diet and an active lifestyle.  Among them, Los Angeles Unified School District, Cooking Up Change, American Federation of Teachers, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, grocers such as Whole Foods, Gelson’s and Dole Foods.  Susan has made appearances on FOX11 Good Day LA, ABC7, CBS2, KCAL9, NBC, and numerous syndicated radio shows, international conferences, national magazines, newspapers, and websites.  

An award-winning television and radio host, Susan has interviewed culinary and fitness icons and celebrities such as Venus Williams, Billy Bush, Wolfgang Puck, Giada De Laurentiis, Sara Moulton, Chef Art Smith, Gene Simmons, Bill Engvall, Duff Goldman, Barbara Fairchild, Nancy Silverton, Olympic Gold Medalist and LA Sparks' DeLisha Milton Jones, Cincinnati Bengals' Coach Chip Morton, Cincinnati Reds Coach Matt Krause, reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump, teen star Reed Alexander, and more culinary, fitness and celebrity stars.  

Susan holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, is Certified in Food Healing, and is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She originally developed her culinary skills by working with master chefs in Italy and France. Susan is the creator of and driving force behind the successful brand, The Bikini Chef® which promotes food that heal through “figure flattering flavors.” She is the creator, producer and host of The Bikini Lifestyles® Show and Healing Remedies and Recipes.  Extensions of her brands include Bikini Cuisine®, and Bikini Cuisine Power Snax®.

Foods That Alleviate Depression
Food influences mood. The connection between gut health and brain health is strong.

Bikini Chef Susan Irby advises a diet rich in omega-3s for those battling depression. They improve body function, help keep your blood sugar balanced, and alleviate anxiety.

Eat foods that boost dopamine levels in the body. Fava beans elevate dopamine and relieve some depression symptoms. Fresh mint is also a balm for depression.

Susan recommends fat-burning foods to assist with depression. Coconut oil, fresh lemon juice, walnuts, salmon and avocados make her list of favorites.

Listen as Susan joins host Lisa Davis to discuss her top food choices to alleviate depression, advise on which foods to avoid, and reveal how she became the Bikini Chef.