Be Sexy Eat Plants
Be Sexy Eat Plants
Oct 19, 2021
Improving Your Mental Health (and Mood) with FOOD with Dr. Uma Naidoo | Mental Health and Nutrition
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On today’s podcast episode we have Dr. Uma Naidoo, MD. She is a Harvard trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef and nutrition specialist, and the author of ‘This Is Your Brain On Food.’ She founded and directs the first hospital-based nutritional psychiatry service in the United States and is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She tells us about her own path on discovering food and health, and how it can affect your body, especially your mind or mental state, and then the link between your gut and not being able to sleep, for example. 
Nutritional psychiatry 1:22 
Seeing people’s lives change 10:12 
Sleep cycle and your gut 15:58 
Developing kids and their brain with nutrition 20:56 
How food affects the elderly 25:00 
Tips for people starting out 29:30 
What Dr. Naidoo eats 37:05 
“Nutritional psychiatry is the use of healthy whole foods and nutrients to improve your mental well being, and it is based on scientific evidence that we have. It does not exclude the use of medication or other forms of therapy. It’s really meant to act in conjunction with and to complement other forms of treatment.” 1:24 

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