In this podcast I talk to Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede about how certain diets can affect our mental wellbeing, what foods help the brain function best, and what foods to avoid if we want to heal and improve our mental and physical health.
Dr. Ede, in both her personal life and practice, has found that making certain lifestyle modifications can help treat major mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Through her research, she has found that nutrition can help heal and restore brain function, empowering people to take back control over their mental state and their lives, without the stigma and negative side-effects so common to pharmacological treatments for mental distress.
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Highlights from this episode:
4:13-How Dr. Ede changed the way she treated mental health
5:53-How nutrition affects mental health
8:16-What is mental ill-health, and how can food help?
9:00-Food myths, and the best way to eat for a healthy body and mind
18:35-Is there one diet that works for everyone?
24:00-How nutrition has changed her patients’ lives
31:32-The biggest obstacles to nutrition and mental health
43:00-Health and wellness trends to be careful of
44:00-What we need to know about going plant-based
49:40-How to do keto correctly
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