According to the CDC, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some sort of mental illness, and antidepressant use has risen 65% since 1999. But what if the key to treating mental illness can’t be found at the pharmacy, but lies in the food we eat every day? Leading scientists Bonnie J. Kaplan, Ph.D., and Julia J. Rucklidge, Ph.D. reveal their groundbreaking research in THE BETTER BRAIN: Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition.
Dr. Bonnie Kaplan joins us to dive deeper into her book. She is a professor emerita in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary with 180 peer-reviewed publications and textbook contributions. Both authors and their work have been featured in Psychology Today, Everyday Health, Body of Wonder Podcast, and more.
She. touches on why rates of mood and anxiety disorders have gone up significantly in the last decade (about 40 million Americans take some kind of psychiatric medication) despite increases in the prescription of medications, how diet and nutrition can be used to treat mental health issues, and why nutrition is the safest, most effective treatment you won’t get from your mental health clinician