Published on: November 4, 2020 : 4:25 pm.

This is your Brain on Food

Uma Naidoo, M.D.
MeSH terms Substances
Introduction

Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?

When it comes to diet, most people’s concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia and beyond.

A triple threat in the food space, Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In This Is Your Brain on Food, she draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.

Packed with fascinating science, actionable nutritional recommendations, and delicious, brain-healthy recipes, This Is Your Brain on Food is the go-to guide to optimizing your mental health with food.

Read Now

Relevant Books Suggestions

The Psychobiotic Revolution
by Scott C. Anderson, John F. Cryan, and Ted Dinan
May 26, 2021
Nutritional Treatments to Improve Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & ADHD
Ann Procyk
March 11, 2021
The Better Brain
Julia Rucklidge & Bonnie Kaplan
February 14, 2021
The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption
Stephanie D. Preston, Morten L. Kringelbach, et al.
February 1, 2021