Bipolar Treatment with Diet

Articles and blog posts relating to the treatment of bipolar disorder through diet and nutrition.

Blogs and Articles

Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

bp Magazine
July 18, 2018

July 16, 2018 — An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. The findings of the...


Relationships, Support and Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Karl Shallowhorn
July 6, 2018

There are times when we need to push ourselves to overcome bipolar disorder—a therapeutic outdoor recreational program can offer this opportunity. By Karl Shallowhorn   Recently, I had the opportunity to once again work with Higher Ground USA, a non-profit organization that serves veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and Military...


Healthier Food, Healthier Mood—Conquering Temptation

Julie Revelant
July 4, 2018

Making smarter food choices can help you decrease stress, increase your energy and feel better both physically and emotionally — and help regulate your moods.   Whether you’re dining out, shopping for groceries, or sitting at home on your couch, food temptation is a force to be reckoned with. Images of sweet, decadent desserts, salty...


People Taking Antipsychotic Medication Have a Higher Risk of Heat Stroke

bp Magazine
July 2, 2018

With summer’s oppressive heat, the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has sent out an alert that people taking antipsychotic medication have an increased risk of heat stroke.   Hot summer temperatures have been associated with an increase in heat-related symptoms and even deaths. Pattern and trend reviews of OMH incident reports have...


Bipolar Disorder, Medication and Weight Management—Goodbye for Good, Extra Pounds!

Lynn Rae
June 28, 2018

A weight loss plan that includes accountability and reaffirming why you want to lose the weight can help you shed those pounds! By Lynn Rae   Most women struggle with their weight at one time or another in their lives.  But when you add bipolar disorder to the mix and the cocktail of drugs that...


A Wellness Wake-up Call—The Importance of Getting in for That Physical

Emily Allen
June 12, 2018

Making it to your doctor’s office to get a physical might be difficult, but it can be an important step in taking charge of your own health.   By Emily Allen   I admit: I did it again. I let too long go between physicals, this time allowing three years to lapse before getting myself...


5 Simple Tips to Use Exercise to Take on Bipolar Depression

April 17, 2018

Exercising regularly may seem overwhelming, but starting small is among strategies you can use to realize its power in combating bipolar depression symptoms.   By Lisa Acuña   As someone who’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, as well as anxiety and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I have found exercise to be important in achieving stability. Exercise...


Your Brain on Exercise

Sasha Kildare
April 2, 2018

New science and research reveals how you can create a positive impact on your brain function, mood and general mental health with daily physical exercise. By Sasha Kildare   Lift, squat, repeat… think? Exercise has become a dreaded word to many. It sounds like a chore. Who knew that movement could help you think, that...


Bipolar Disorder, 3 Sizes of Clothes and Combatting ‘The Binge’

Allison Strong
March 7, 2018

 Maintaining your physical health while dealing with bipolar disorder symptoms is often less about calories and more about having a healthy lifestyle and mindset   I’d like to discuss….RETURN OF THE BINGE….my personal gains and losses with food, weight, body image and exercise. The last time I was depressed, the only thing I got pleasure...


Food Fight: 9 Strategies To Help Maintain Your Mood & Weight

Kelly K. James
October 1, 2017

Does your diet plan match your personal metabolism? As with managing your bipolar disorder, finding a winning strategy to lose weight takes trial and error. By Kelly K. James   Staying at, or making progress toward, a healthy weight does all kinds of good things for physical well-being and self-image. Yet as the staggering statistics...