Yes, nutrition can play a significant role in treating mental illness. As I discussed with Dr. Chris Palmer, a board-certified physician and psychiatrist, the idea of using nutrition as a treatment tool for mental illness is still relatively new to many people. However, it's important to understand that nutrition should be considered one of the major tools in the landscape of effective treatments. Dr. Palmer shared stories of truly miraculous transformations where dietary changes had a profound antidepressant effect. However, it's crucial to note that this doesn't mean people should come off their medication and rely solely on diet. It's about integrating nutrition into a comprehensive treatment plan.