“People don’t make the connection between how they eat and how they feel emotionally through the brain. They don’t realize there is a connection to food and the brain and emotional well-being.”
Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board certified psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutrition specialist. She is the director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and also on faculty at Harvard Medical School.
In this fascinating episode, we discuss her exciting new book, This Is Your Brain On Food, which I highly recommend. Listen to the entire episode and subscribe wherever you get podcasts or listen here.
Key topics of our conversation include:
- Dr. Naidoo’s journey as a psychiatrist and professional chef
- How what we eat affects our brain
- The origin of the gut/brain connection
- The rise of mental health concerns
- Food to avoid for mental well-being
- Inflammatory foods
- Orthorexia and food obsession
- How to add more diversity in your diet
- The impact of caffeine and alcohol on mental health
- So much more!
Learn more about Dr. Naidoo here.
Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @drumanaidoo
Find her book on Amazon or your favorite bookstore. This book is so helpful and needs to be part of your mental health library!