Aspire is a team of Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Registered Dietitians, passionate about community health, wellness and transformation, who support their clients, throughout their journey in nourishing their bodies, brains and minds, through nutrition and mental health counseling.
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Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder
of people ages 18- 54 in a given year, have an anxiety disorder
of Americans suffer from major depression
Folate is needed for cell proliferation, tissue growth and cognitive development during foetal growth and is vital for the prevention of neural tube defects
OMEGA - 3
B - COMPLEX
Omega 3's are essential to the structure and cognitive function of the brain. Deficiency, DHA in particular, can accelerate cerebral aging by preventing the renewal of membranes, exacerbating depression symptoms.
B - Complex, including all B vitamins, is known to modulate cognitive performance and enhance the effectiveness of antidepressant medication.
Iodine plays an important role in mental health. Iodine provided by the thyroid hormone ensures
the energy metabolism of the cerebral cells.
Zinc participates in taste perception. Oral zinc can influence the effectiveness of antidepressant therapy. Zinc also
protects the brain cells against the potential damage caused by free radicals.
Nutrition and mental health are connected. Nutritional factors are intertwined with human cognition behavior and emotions.
Working With State Law Enforcement
As law enforcement officers, you are exposed to violence, threats and trauma, regularly, as a part of your job. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, regular exposure to these events leads many officers to become anxious, clinically depressed, traumatized and even suicidal.