Heal Your Brain With Food
Harvard-trained psychiatrist and nutrition expert Dr. Uma Naidoo 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, from ADHD to anxiety to OCD.
A must-read if you are looking for what you should or shouldn’t do to boost your mood, energy, or concentration.
Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
The Brain Warrior’s Way
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
The XX Brain
This Is Your Brain on Food offers valuable and much-needed information on the specific ways that food helps and harms our mental health. This is a must-read for anyone interested in natural ways to improve cognitive function.”
Amy Myers, M.D.
The Autoimmune Solution
Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the after-effects 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. Now more than ever our food is something we can control. Foods can boost our immunity which is also linked to levels of depression and anxiety; studies also show a link to insomnia, dementia and beyond.
This Is Your Brain on Food is the definitive book on eating for mental health, from the go-to expert on how food impacts the brain. It will help you use your diet to fight depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD and more by teaching the science behind the gut-brain connection.
A triple threat in the food space, Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard psychiatrist, who has studied nutrition and is a trained professional 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.
As a trained chef and psychiatrist, Uma Naidoo is uniquely qualified to dispense food as medicine for the mind/body interface. This Is Your Brain on Food is beautifully prepared, and perfectly served.
Uma Naidoo, MD
Dr. Uma Naidoo, as described by Michelin-starred chef David Bouley, is the world’s first “triple threat” in the food and medicine space: a Harvard board-certified psychiatrist, professional chef, and a trained nutrition specialist.
Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is also the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & the Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
She was named Harvard’s Mood-Food expert and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.