Food For Thought: How Diet Affects Mental Health Part 1

Episode 3,  Sep 17, 2021, 02:42 AM

Is inflammation bad for you? Does soil quality change nutrient value? How does diet impact brain function? 

Find out the answers to these and more in this episode with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan. Kaplan is the author of Better Brain. In her work, she focuses on understanding "nutrition above the neck". In this conversation, she takes a deep dive into the relationship between diet and mental health. You'll definitely have some food for thought after listening to this!



About bonnie: 

Dr Bonnie J Kaplan is a research psychologist and semi-retired Professor in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. For years, she studied developmental disorders in children, specialising in ADHD and reading disabilities. It led to her work on the role of nutrition in mental illness and brain development.  In her book - “The Better Brain”, she talks about how the search for the cure of mental health issues does not lie in medicines, but nutrition. It's about managing stress, anxiety, depression and ADHD using nutritional interventions. Kaplan has championed micronutrient research for well over a decade (including daily essential nutrients). She studies nutrition from two perspectives - how nutrients affect brain development and how they can be used to manage mental health symptoms.