Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Tag: nutrition


How diet cured my depression – as well as my arthritis


Sarah Gall is 63 years old, lives in Rochdale, Lancashire with her husband Alan and she has four grown-up children. Alan and Sarah met in the ice-skating club at Salford University. Alan graduated in Chemical Engineering and Sarah finished with a BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry and stayed at...

Jewelled Guacamole & Roasted Peppers on Rye Bread from the Happy Kitchen


This re­cipe br­ings out the best in the veget­ables it con­tains. The peppers are deliciously sweet and the pomegranates add sparkle to the dish. What’s more, they are bursting with vitamin C and rich in fibre, which supports a healthy gut. You can normally find...

Omega-3 Kedgeree Recipe


This tradition­al In­dian dish of fish and rice be­came popular in En­gland in the Vic­torian era, when British col­oni­als re­tur­ned home and star­ted hav­ing it for break­fast. Our version works at all times of day, and is filled with omega-3 fats, zinc and B vitamins....

Sleepy Peach, Cherry & Goji Crumble


​For me, as for most people, getting a restful night’s sleep is closely linked to being calm and happy. Try ending the day with our Sleepy Peach, Cherry and Goji Crumble: it is not overly sweet, so won’t make you feel too wired.This crumble is...

“How brain-friendly food helped me beat brain fog”


Delighted to share a blog by Jo Belfield.Jo is a former solicitor, photographer and sales executive, who lives with her husband and two sons in Cheshire, England. She was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, severe depression and anxiety. Jo blogs about food and mental health...

“What is a typical day’s food intake for you?” : the gut-brain connection


Delighted to share a blog by Dr Karen Faisandier of The Integrative Practice Ltd.Karen is a born and bred New Zealander, Director of an integrative psychology practice, and the Wellington Lead Member of the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand. She is a conventionally trained clinical...

Elderflower & Green Tea Cooler


​A calm­ing re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food. Par­ticular­ly good to give to teenag­ers fac­ing exams.The green tea makes this co­ol­er both calm­ing and re­fresh­ing. Be sure to make the ging­er pieces thick en­ough to fish out from your jug, and use only...

Seaweed, the single best mood food


By Xa Milne Co Founder, Mara Seaweed, author of The Seaweed Cookbook, Michael Joseph, Penguin 2016."Over the last decade, since Fiona Houston and I first discovered the wonders of seaweed and founded Mara, we have discovered a passion for its myriad nutritional benefits." “You are...

Calming Green Broth from the Happy Kitchen


​A calm­ing re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food for Nation­al Vegetarian Week.The mag­nesium in this re­cipe could be re­spon­sible for the calm­ing ef­fect it has on me. You can be flexib­le with the green veget­ables you use. Caulif­low­er, for exam­ple, works as well...

Sundried Tomato Hummus


A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food.I al­ways have a pot of hum­mus in the frid­ge to use for a snack or to add to a salad. It is rich in vitamin B6 and mag­nesium, which as we have seen, have an­xiety re­liev­ing...