Today we’re diving into the mental health crisis in America, one food at a time.
We’ve all experienced brain fog and fatigue after eating a heavy meal, but we also know the energy and zest we feel after making great food choices.
Food is the key to exposing who we are on the inside and whether or not we’re serving our bodies with the nutrients that they need.
Our guest today is here to share what makes our brains live long and strong!
About Dr. Uma Naidoo
Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food and medicine space: a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist. Her nexus of interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry. Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
She was considered Harvard’s Mood-Food expert and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Listen and learn:
- The correlation between mental health and our diets
- How certain foods impact our decision making on a daily basis
- Foods that create stronger bonds between friends and loved ones
- About Dr. Naidoo’s new book “This is Your Brain on Food.”
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