The connection between mental health and nutrition has been established for many years. With the decline in the quality of our diets and the increase in stress in our lives; our bodies and brains get depleted of the vital nutrients that it needs help us cope with the ups and downs of life. When certain vitamins, minerals, or neurotransmitters get depleted it can lead to someone experiencing a variety a symptoms such as worry, low self esteem, feelings of overwhelm, irritability, tension, sadness, and tearfulness just to name a few. These symptoms get labeled as disorders like depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Our genetics do play a role in the development of these disorders but our lifestyle impacts whether these genes get expressed. This is called epigenetic, which takes into consideration what lifestyle factors are contributing to the expression of certain genes.