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  2. Sep 5, 2018

Food and Bad Moods

You know that saying about eating your feelings? Well, it’s truer than you could ever imagine. Our mood is affected by every bite we take!

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In this episode, “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll sits down Lee Crosby, R.D., L.D., who reveals how to turn that frown upside down with food! Happiness can be linked to what’s in your stomach, but you might be surprised by what foods should be in there.

You’ll also learn whether “comfort food” is really comforting.

Plus, Michelle L. O'Donoghue, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C., joins the show to share her personal story of how a plant-based diet completely changed her battle with multiple sclerosis. She has become a beacon of hope for others with MS. Her passion has driven her to become a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

In This Episode

  • The link between meat and bad moods and depression
  • Why vegetarian diets help lower stress and anxiety
  • How fruits and vegetables help make you happy
  • How certain carbohydrates promote happy feelings
  • Why vitamin D is essential to smiling
  • The role of food in fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • The foods we should be eating to be happy

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