Reduce Stress with Food as Medicine

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

greensEveryone has their own way of winding down after a stressful day – reading a book, watching TV, taking a walk….and eating! Stress eating is a term that has become common place. It often comes with connotations of a negative impact on one’s health, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Using food as medicine is an important part of any treatment plan designed by your Vancouver Naturopath.

There are many foods that can positively encourage those feel-good chemicals in your brain. The article Cacao, Blueberries, Avocados & All The Other Foods To Eat When You’re Stressed Out explains the how different foods can help you alleviate stress.

This list makes special mention of the following foods, each with their own stress-busting contributions:

  • Avocado
  • Blueberries
  • Seeds
  • Leafy Greens
  • Beets
  • Bananas
  • Salmon
  • Fermented Foods
  • Cacao

This sounds like the best, and definitely the tastiest, kind of medicine. Try incorporating some of these options into your meal planning and see if that helps to calm the mind, body and soul.

Dietary counselling can be a key component of a treatment plan when working with a Vancouver Naturopath, get in touch with us to learn more, and arrange your next appointment.


Broadway Wellness is a multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic that has been located in the Fairview area of Vancouver, BC since 2004. Our Vancouver clinic provides the services of highly trained and well-reviewed practitioners in the areas of Registered Massage Therapy,  Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture.


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