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.