Client presented with intense feelings of anxiety, including fatigue, agitation, worry and even derealization. We began work early on regarding nutrition and mental health simultaneously with appropriate psychotherapy. We immediately noticed that on weeks she was able to monitor her carbohydrate intake she would experience significantly increased emotional stability. Symptom reduction was noticeable for all dual diagnoses, including eating disorder behaviors. She has reduced self-medication behaviors with cannabis. She finds it easier to make progress in therapy.
She reports having more energy, feeling happier, and being less overwhelmed. Client reports the added benefit of losing significant amounts of weight in the process (approximately 50 lbs.), which has improved her metabolic health.