The Just Ingredients Podcast Episode 30- How Food Affects the Brain


Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef and nutrition specialist who wrote the recent national bestselling book, “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 Metabolic Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Nutritional & Lifestyle Psychiatry at the MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Uma is regarded as the US pioneer in the ground-breaking area of Nutritional Psychiatry. She is a regular expert resource for media and has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, goop and more, and in appearances including ABC News, Live with Kelly & Ryan, and TODAY.

In today’s episode, Dr. Naidoo teaches how nutrition impacts our brain- including issues such as anxiety and depression, insomnia and fatigue, ADHD, and OCD. She shares how nutrition can play a role in each of these illnesses and how food can be one of our biggest healers. Instagram: @drumanaidoo Website: Book- This is Your Brain on Food:

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