036: This is Your Brain on Food with Dr. Uma Naidoo
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On this weeks episode Dr. Uma Naidoo and I had a conversation on the podcast about the relationship between food and mental health- including some very practical tips for what to grab on your next grocery shopping trip to boost your mood and brain health.
In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
In addition to this, Dr. Naidoo is the author of the title, This Is Your Brain On Food released August 4th, 2020. In her book, she shows the cutting-edge science explaining the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety, depression, OCD, and others.
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