FEELING ‘OFF’ SUCKS
They say health is the ultimate wealth and this is no less true when it comes to your mood and mental health. You ‘get’ that you need to ‘eat right’ and exercise to have a healthy heart but forget that your brain is an organ too. It needs a lot of TLC to be its best. Having mental clarity and a positive, stable mood is crucial to having a meaningful life; nourishing your brain will help with this.
Looking to lift the haze and regain some mental clarity? I can help you.
Ask me how you can implement a nutrition plan to better deal with mental health issues such as anxiety, ADHD and depression.
I encounter people all the time who feel that they really do have ‘brain fog’ even though others, including other mental health practitioners, tell them flat out they’re wrong and that there’s no such thing despite their experience saying otherwise.
Many ask me if there’s more they can do to manage their addiction recovery, anxiety, depression, ADHD and disorders like bipolar; wondering if there are any nutritional & lifestyle ‘hacks’ to use to get the most from their medications, talk therapy or behavioural therapy techniques. Sadly, many don’t realize that there is a lot of good research showing the positive impact nutrition and target supplementation has on acquire brain injuries (ABIs) including concussions, and others who want to ‘age well’, having experience dementia firsthand, they are looking for ways to nourish the brain well, into later life while reducing the risk for cognitive decline.
Nourish your brain to be at its mental, emotional and spiritual best.
You might be pleasantly surprised to know that what you eat and drink has a profound impact on your brain. While only representing about 2% of your body weight, your brain accounts for 25% of the body’s energy demands. Your brain has several, specific nutrient requirements without which you cannot expect to be your psychological, mental, emotional or spiritual best.
Optimal nutrition has been shown to help people get the most from their mental health care; often experiencing better response to medications. Nutrition has also been shown to have a profound benefit with reducing the risk for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. You simply cannot out-medicate a crappy diet or a chronic suboptimal intake of nutrients nor can you expect to be your psychological best without optimizing your brain’s biological physical structure and function.
The positive impacts of nutrition on mental health:
Working in Canada’s largest mental health and addictions hospital has afforded me incomparable experience and expertise when it comes to nourishing the brain and supporting the mind.
By using a diet based on nutrient-dense, whole foods and targeted supplementation where indicated, I will ensure you’re getting the nutrients research has shown to support optimal brain health & structure which, in turn, influences function and disease risk reduction moving you from ‘fine’ to ‘thriving’.
Work closely with Doug Cook RD to start feeling better today – book a package below.
This service is for you if:
- you’re tired of having brain fog; the cloudiness that feels like mental fatigue
- you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, irritability, or are in addiction recovery
- you are exhausting yourself by taking on too much; mental stress is starting to take a toll
- you struggle with getting good quality sleep and your mental game is off
- you’re keen to preserve your brain health and function today, and in the decades to come
Your first step to working with Doug on the path to healing is the Case Review. It includes a full assessment & evaluation to determine your current state of health. Doug will design a comprehensive performance plan to help you achieve your goals.
This 3 month program includes:
- A discussion and review of your case where we will prioritize a “plan of attack” to start giving your brain the nutrition it needs.
- From there, I will create a personalized action plan that focuses on removing any barriers to implementing healthy brain principles.
- Implementation of a treatment protocol that research has shown to be highly effective at nourishing the brain, supporting healthy moods while reducing the risk for brain-related conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease etc, including diet, supplements and other lifestyle factors.
- Review of food & symptom journals, 3 support follow-up calls (about every 2 weeks), and email support throughout to help problem solve and to keep your healing on track.
- We will end with a discussion for your long term plan including considerations for follow-up and next steps.
Think you’re ready to take the next steps? Reflect on your health journey with these questions:
Have questions before you book? Give me a shout for a ‘get to know/discovery’ call to discuss your goals.
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Good Brain & Mental Health Program
A comprehensive performance plan to ensure you have all the right tools to support good brain and mental health while reducing any risk factors that might stand in your way.
They say health is the ultimate wealth; without it, what else matters?
I love that I get to follow my passion and work with people talking about food and integrative & functional nutritional approaches to health, healing and well-being. I have seen how working collaboratively with clients using nutrient-dense foods and the right supplements & lifestyle changes at the right time have transformed my clients’ health.
Greek physician Herophilus said it best:
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
Want to work with me? Check out my nutrition coaching packages to see which one best fits your needs.
"...I did not know if I would find anyone who would understand my Celiac situation well enough. I was always sick after eating, feeling tired all the time and many symptoms. Now, I am far better than I was, I am still healing but am far better than I was before. I have a lot more confidence with what I can and can't eat, feel more energetic and no longer have problems of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps"
"..you (Doug) gave very clear explanations as to what my problem was and what to do and had genuine concern for my health. The extremely quick responses to my emails, as well as the great support and understanding that I recieved - I would recommend Doug Cook to anyone!!! He is very clear and patient"
Lacy Armstrong. Director of Social Media Advanced Orthomolecular Research (www.aor.ca). Calgary, Alberta
“Doug has a knack for taking complex subjects and breaking them down into clear, easy-to-relate-to articles. He takes out the confusion and uncertainty and leaves you with straightforward, useful information that you can put to work in your life right away. It’s obvious how much he cares about his work and the people he’s supporting. I look forward to working with him again in the future!”
"… my homeopath sent me to Doug Cook. She said he was the very best. Doug, in a very calm, down-to-earth manner explained the conditions of my sentence and what could be done to reduce it - for the first time I saw a ray of hope.
He went above and beyond his duties explaining to me at every turn and at every blood test – in detail – what the results meant and what I needed to do thereafter. His knowledge is profound and he goes through great lengths to ensure that I stay on track.
I must tell you that the amazing results I have now – and I am not out of the woods yet – were all thanks to him. He was my cheerleader, my coach, my mentor and my dietitian all is one. Thanks Doug – thanks a million"
“you [Doug] have helped me more than any Doctor. By putting in place a few changes in my diet & using weights I feel for once in my life that everything has come together nicely. I cannot thank you enough”.
“Doug was recommended to me by a family member and his knowledge and support have been instrumental in helping me to understand the relationship between food and diabetes. Since contacting Doug, I have lost weight, maintained steady blood sugar and A1C levels and have felt much healthier and energetic overall. I would highly recommend Doug!”
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