“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
There is a plethora of current research connecting diet and mental health. We now know that there are a profound amount of neurotransmitters in the gut that impact the functionality of the brain. Anne Procyk, ND, the author of Nutritional Treatments to Improve Mental Health Disorders, writes, “Failing to eat a healthy diet will cause a person to need a doctor, and the doctor will not be able to fix the problems caused by poor diet. No medication or surgery can correct the painful health conditions, both mental and physical, that result from poor diet.” The bottom line is that your diet impacts your entire system, including your mental health.
Since Metroplex Counseling operates from a biblical perspective, our practitioners take seriously the deep impact of the Fall as chronicled in Genesis 3. Since the Fall, humans are born into a fractured world with broken bodies. As a result, we acknowledge that the body system may experience serious complications caused by our broken physical states, and therefore people need corrective care at a biological level. That is why Metroplex Counseling now offers services to treat the whole person, both body and soul. For more information on the services provided by Metroplex Counseling on such issues, please click here.
Metroplex Counseling also recognizes that particular eating habits have spiritual roots. From a Christian worldview, eating habits or motives for eating are not neutral in God’s universe. They are rooted in worship. Our eating habits either glorify God or they glorify our own agenda (i.e., pure pleasure, escape, security, etc.). According to Scripture, the heart is always driven by its most prized treasure. Remember the words of Jesus, “For where your treasure is, there your heart with be also” (Matthew 6:21). This points to worship, and is a profound insight to the motivational core of the human heart. The way you interact with food exposes your functional posture towards God. When our desires are rightly aligned, it transforms our motivation for eating well. That is why Metroplex Counseling has integrated mental health nutrition into our treatment options.
For these reasons Metroplex Counseling and Wellness is excited to offer a powerful component to treatment through mental health nutrition coaching offered by a certified nutritionist.