Thursday, July 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern
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How will the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act affect Americans living with mental illness? NAMI's experts, Ron Honberg and Andrew Sperling, will discuss how the ACA decision will affect mental health parity, private insurance coverage for people living with mental illness, Medicaid expansion and innovations to promote integrated community-based care. This is news you can use. Don't miss it!
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We all need nutrition to support our bodies. A poor diet equals poor health, contributing to obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes - conditions that many people living with mental illness are at a high risk of developing. Nutrition is important for everyone. If you are living with mental illness, eating well is especially important for you, because what you eat can affect your daily life, mood and energy level. Healthy eating is not about being thin or deprivation. Healthy eating is about feeling good, having more energy, participating in your recovery and mapping out your future. Simply put, healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to improve wellness. Dietary guidelines set by the USDA state that a healthy diet is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat free or low fat milk products. A healthy diet should include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Be sure to limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars. Lear more about the U.S. government's guidlelines by reveiwing the food pyramid: mypyramid.gov.