, what a great post. I really enjoyed reading it.
I, too, have found that eating so that the brain is getting the nourishment it needs, that what used to seem an emotional trigger to eat, just isn't there anymore.
I have found Dr. Emily Deans' blog, Evolutionary Psychiatry, quite helpful in thinking through what nourishes the brain, and balances hormones, etc.
I see more and more posts on forums about folks finding a food plan and supplements that work very well for them and they report that what they used to think were things that were emotional "troubles", if you'll forgive the word choice, are all just plain chemical reactions. The troubles just go away when the right nourishment is there.
Dr. Kurt Harris' recommendations, at his blog, Archevore, and Dr. Peter Dobromylskyj's blog, Hyperlipid, have also been of great help to me.
It is grand to be able to eat those things which are good brain nourishment. It makes life calm and enjoyable.
Best wishes to all.