The Macro-Benefits Of Micronutrients, with Julia Rucklidge Part 2
About the episode: Micronutrients are important for all kinds of physical and mental functions. Without their proper intake, the digestion, absorption and metabolism of macronutrients are also affected. It is essential that we include foods that provide us with the entire range of micronutrients. In this episode, Julia Rucklidge talks about the utmost importance of consuming micronutrients and how to do it effectively and efficiently so we can enjoy the maximum health benefits.
About the guest:
Julia Rucklidge is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury and the Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab. She is well known for her research investigating the interface between nutrition and mental health, and has published over a hundred empirical papers.
The research interests of Professor Julia Rucklidge are centred on the role of nutrition in the expression and treatment of mental illness, from ADHD to depression to stress following natural disasters. She won the Erskine Fellowship ( 2007 and 2011 ) and the Erskine Grant ( 1997 - 2002). Julia is the co-author of the book - The Better Brain Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition. Having witnessed conventional treatments failing so many people, Julia is passionate about helping people find alternative treatments for their psychiatric symptoms. Through her focus on translating research into practice, she hopes to help make nutritional interventions mainstream.