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This is Your Brain on Food: Fighting Depression And More

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Have you ever had a food coma? You must have. That drowsy feeling and fatigue after a huge, huge meal. But did you know food can affect your brain and mental health, even if it's not a Thanksgiving feast that puts you to sleep?
Air Date: 3/23/21
Duration: 29:36
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Dr. Uma Naidoo
Dr. Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and serves as the director of nutritional & lifestyle psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Naidoo trained at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program and completed a consultation-liaison fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Naidoo studied nutrition, and she also graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts as a professional chef. She was awarded her culinary school’s most coveted award, the MFK Fisher Award for Innovation. Dr. Naidoo is regarded nationally and internationally as a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychiatry, having founded the first US hospital-based clinical service in this area. She is the author of the upcoming title, This is Your Brain on Food. With her passion for food and nutritional psychiatry, she will share her expertise on the integration of food, mental health, and medicine.

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This is Your Brain on Food: Fighting Depression And More

Have you ever had a food coma? You must have. That drowsy feeling and fatigue after a huge, huge meal. But did you know food can affect your brain and mental health, even if it's not a Thanksgiving feast that puts you to sleep?

Today we have Dr. Uma Naidoo on the show, a triple threat in the food space, as an awarded board-certified psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, professional chef, nutrition specialist and author of the recently released This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More.

The book provides a roadmap to the dietary choices that most impact mental health and today on Wellness for Life, Dr. Uma discusses the cutting-edge data that explains how food contributes to our mental health and the science behind the ways a healthy diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.