12: Plant Based Eating Improves Anna Oplocki’s Mental Health

This episode is a tad sweary.

WFPB Molly Patrick
Clean Food Dirty Girl
12: Plant Based Eating Improves Anna Oplocki's Mental Health

Show notes:

In this episode, I chat with Anna who was struggling with anxiety and depression. While we hear a lot about the metabolic health benefits of eating plants, we don’t hear much about the potential impact of plant based eating on mental health. The experience of many, including Anna is that adopting a whole food plant based diet was a key step in navigating away from a path of self-destruction and towards a path of self-love.

This chat was originally posted on our website in September 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: Heads up that suicide is referenced towards the end of our chat. The past couple years have been stressful for many, and there is no doubt that those struggling with depression have had this stress compounded. If this is you, ask for help.

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support. Dial 988 if you’re in crisis or having thoughts about suicide. 


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  1. Judy Compton on December 28, 2021 at 7:23 am

    HI, very interesting chat. So happy you have found something helpful for you. Just wondering if you would share the name of the wellness center in Costa Rica – my granddaughter is currently in need of assistance and we would like to explore this.

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