Supporting Mental Health Through Food

with Dr. Drew Ramsey and IIN’s Jim Curtis

October 3, 2022 at 12:00pm EST
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About this webinar

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a Nutritional Psychiatry Proponent and Founder of the Brain Food Clinic He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.   

He is the author of four books concerning food and mental health, including the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health (HarperWave 2016), the bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) and The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) which explores the impact of modern diets on brain health.

He is a Visiting Faculty Member at IIN, specializing in Nutritional psychiatry and brain food.

On this webinar, Dr. Drew Ramsey and Jim Curtis will dive into:

What is depression and how can we fight it?

Psychology, psychiatry and the new field of nutritional psychiatry
How the pandemic has affected mental health
What are things we can do to improve our mood?

How is our mental health affected by our diet?

20% of the calories we eat each day are used by our brain
Inflammation in the gut, especially chronic inflammation can lead to mood disorder issues
How does the microbiome affect our mental health?

What nutrients are key to improving brain health?

12 key nutrients: what they are and what they affect
Where can we find these nutrients?

What can we do to change our diet?

Why changing our diet really does make a difference
8 key food categories to include in an everyday diet
A 6 week plan for better brain health
Tips for making small but meaningful changes
Are there foods we should avoid?

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