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Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, a chef graduating with her culinary school’s most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist. And on top of all of this, she’s a best-selling Author, penning “This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More." She's talking to us about how to eat for optimal mental and physical health, healing issues you didn’t even know were related to your diet! Dr. Naidoo and Robin discuss how important it is to pay attention to what you eat, and how it makes you feel. Dr. Naidoo explains the gut-to-brain connection, and why some foods can lead to depression, stress, and anxiety. Our game at the end of the episode will make you realize how inexpensive it can be to eat heathy! 


Dr. Uma Naidoo:

Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food and medicine space: a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist. Her nexus of interests have found its niche in Nutritional Psychiatry.

Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She was considered Harvard’s Mood-Food expert and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Naidoo is also the national best-selling author of This Is Your Brain On Food. In her book, she shows cutting-edge science explaining the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety, depression, OCD, and others.


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