Nutritional therapist Kristina Virro says diet plays factor in mental health
Elevate Christian Network | Elevate Your Potential Magazine
Kristina Virro, a registered dietitian and therapist with Fresh Insight Therapy and Nutrition, said eating well can help reduce physical symptoms and directly promote the brain’s health.
“(Reducing) inflammation in the brain and the body overall is helpful for not only mental health. If you are eating foods that aren’t healthy, they’re actually just burdening your body and specifically your immune system.”
Another benefit, Virro added, was how quickly changes in a diet can be made. This allows for some quality of life improvements before starting lengthy psychotherapy.
“Cutting out caffeine or limiting sugar consumption. Those are things you can do the moment you leave my office.” Virro said having a healthy diet could also help prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s. […]
- On this episode of What She Said Radio Canada, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Kristina Virro talks emotional eating and what we can do about it.
About Kristina Virro
Kristina Virro’s mission is to see the whole you. As a therapist and holistic nutritionist, she looks at how the different parts of your life shape who you are, from your innermost beliefs about yourself to your eating and exercise habits.
She prioritizes being transparent, non-judgmental, and supportive, while also challenging some of the seemingly automatic beliefs and thoughts you may have that prevent you from meeting your goals. Kristina also prides herself on being open-minded and anti-oppressive in her work.
Models of therapy I am trained in and inspired by include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
- For more information, visit her online at: https://www.instagram.com/freshinsighthealth