It’s cold, winter weather and some of us thoroughly go through The Blues during this time of year. No biggy. However, some new mummy’s get gripped by postpartum depression and fail to find help. What are the signs, why aren’t we talking more about it? And what can you do?
Food to Promote Mental Health
Dr. Kaz interviewed Joyce Bergsma on where food comes from and how it can be used to best promote our mental health. Joyce Bergsma is a registered Nutritional Therapist, practicing Orthomolecular and Functional Medicine since 2010. Joyce is currently working on developing the Happiness Hub, a place to connect and learn about being mentally healthier. She also offers personal consultations and runs workshops for private groups on Stress Management and Fermenting Foods.
Don’t Glaze over The Issue
Bergsma explains: ‘Why talk about Postpartum Depression? In the last few years, I’ve had friends and clients that have suffered from this illness and were completely shocked. They felt underprepared and as if the medical system they came into contact with just ‘glazed over’ the issue. The feeling is that many people in the industry just don’t want to ‘scare people’. Isn’t it much scarier being in the middle of it and feeling all alone?’
Listen to the whole interview with Joyce on our partner website Mum’s The Word Podcast right here!