The Food Mood Connection

An indispensable guide to the surprising foods that fight depression, anxiety, ACD, OCD and more

by Dr Uma Naidoo

  • Published: 10 Sep 2020
  • Price: 12.99
  • Format: Demy Paperback
  • Extent: 384p
  • ISBN: 9781780724409
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The definitive book on how to eat for mental health, from a go-to expert on the impact of food on the brain.

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. 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.

Dr. Uma Naidoo is a psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In The Food Mood Connection, 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, The Food Mood Connection is the go-to guide to optimising your mental health with food.

About Dr Uma Naidoo

Dr. Uma Naidoo is the head of faculty at Harvard Medical School and is Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a trained chef and runs a "food and mood" column for the official Harvard Health blog, which is trusted by over 8 million unique readers each month. This is her first book.