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How Your Food is Affecting Your Mood – with Dr Uma Naidoo

In this session with leading expert in Nutritional Psychiatry, Dr Uma Naidoo, we discuss the impact that your food has on your mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Dr Uma shares:

  • How it is that your food, your gut and your brain all interact with each other and directly influence in your mental health
  • Helpful tips for taking good care of your gut and your brain
  • The “foods that dull your mood”
  • Supportive insights for making small but wellness enhancing changes… you don’t have to radically overhaul your food habits, start small and as Dr Uma says, remember the 80:20 rule

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About Dr Uma Naidoo

Dr Uma Naidoo

Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple
threat” in the food as medicine space: She is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef
and Nutrition Specialist. Her niche work is in Nutritional Psychiatry and she is regarded both
nationally and internationally as a medical pioneer in this more newly recognized field.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Harvard Health Press, Goop, and many others, Dr Uma has a special interest on the impact of food on mood and other mental health conditions.

In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Dr Naidoo graduated from the Harvard-Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston during which she received several awards, some of which included a “Junior Inves-tigator Award” (American Psychiatric Association); “Leadership Development for Physicians and Scientists” award (Harvard), as well as being the very first psychiatrist to be awarded the coveted “Curtis Prout Scholar in Medical Education”.

Dr Uma Naidoo

Dr Naidoo, has been asked by The American Psychiatric Association to author the first academic text in Nutritional Psychiatry.

In addition to this, Dr Naidoo is the author of the book, This Is Your Brain On Food. In her book, she shows the 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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Bernadette Logue (known to everyone as "B") is a Spiritual Life Coach, supporting you to awaken your soul and rediscover the magic of life.
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