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This is your brain on food with Dr. Uma Naidoo

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Food profoundly impacts mental and physical well-being – Dr. Uma Naidoo, the Harvard-trained, go-to expert on the impact of food on the brain, will discuss cutting-edge science on the interconnection of the gut and brain, and how to use food to fortify both, drawing on insights from her new book, This Is Your Brain on Food.

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About Dr. Uma Naidoo

Nutritional Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef and Nutrition Specialist. A highly regarded medical pioneer in the newly recognized field of Nutritional Psychiatry, Dr. Naidoo is internationally known for her expertise on the powerful impact of food on mental and physical health. She is also a Nutritional Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School, and director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of the best-selling book This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More (Little, Brown Spark, 2020).

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Harvard Health Press, goop, and many others, Dr. Naidoo has a special interest in the impact of food on mood and other mental health conditions. In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Naidoo is the author of This Is Your Brain on Food (Little, Brown Spark, 2020). In her book, she shows the cutting-edge science explaining the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety, depression, OCD and others.