Ivy Larson, nutrition expert, author, and founder of CleanCuisine.com shares her experience using Hardy Nutritionals® Daily Essential Nutrients for mood and anxiety. Her newest book, The Clean Cuisine Cookbook provides more than 130 nutrient-dense and delicious recipes, and guides readers through everything they need to know to successfully (and deliciously) eat clean.
Ivy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) almost 20 years ago, and she manages her health through a combination of holistic therapies. Years ago, when she was first diagnosed, her forward-thinking neurologist prescribed fish oil which got her thinking about how important nutrition is when it comes to brain function. Through her personal research and struggles with mood and anxiety, she finally discovered Daily Essential Nutrients.
In the interview, Ivy discusses the importance of supplementing properly, especially for those with the MTHFR genetic mutation which affects about 50% of the population, including herself. The Hardy Nutritionals clinical level micronutrient formulation, Daily Essential Nutrients, includes the proper B vitamins for those with MTHFR to assist in detoxification and methylation as well as many other essential elements in balanced, therapeutic levels.
Ivy's core belief when it comes to nutrition is that we need to eat anti-inflammatory and nutrient rich foods. This primarily means eating a plant-rich diet (not an entirely plant-based diet) based on a wide variety of whole foods.
In the video, Ivy shares her personal view that anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications come with very real side effects. She has never taken any disease modifying medicines for her MS, but she has taken anti-depressants which made her feel less alive. She finds better relief using the Daily Essential Nutrients along with a few other very important factors. Ivy takes a holistic approach to health, which includes mindfulness, exercise, proper sleep and "next level wellness" which involves connection to others, self-love, having a purpose, supplementing properly and eating clean.
Read more about Ivy and her story here.