• This Is Your Brain on Food

  • An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More
  • By: Uma Naidoo MD
  • Narrated by: Uma Naidoo MD, Deepti Gupta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (968 ratings)

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This Is Your Brain on Food

By: Uma Naidoo MD
Narrated by: Uma Naidoo MD, Deepti Gupta
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Publisher's summary

Eat for your mental health and learn the fascinating science behind nutrition with this guide from an expert psychiatrist.

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.

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©2020 Uma Naidoo, MD (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"Dr. Uma Naidoo unveils a truth that I wholeheartedly endorse: What we eat affects our brains. Her incisive research and scrumptious recipes are an ode to enhancing mental acuity." (Lisa Mosconi, PhD, director of the Women's Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell and author of The XX Br)

"In a very real sense, we are our brain's architect in terms of both structure and function. And without question, food may be the most powerful influence on our brain's destiny. Building on leading research, This Is Your Brain on Food provides everything you need to craft a nutritional program focused on optimizing brain health and performance." (David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash)

"If you want to improve your cognitive function, mood, and mental health, read this book!" (Dr. Josh Axe, author of Keto Diet)

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