Improve Your Mind and Mood with Food with Dr. Drew Ramsey

Have you ever thought about feeding your brain? What you put at the end of your fork not only changes your physical health but your mental health, too. And the good news is that improving your mind + mood with food can be simple and easy to do.

Welcome back to Once Upon a Food Story episode 4 with Dr. Drew Ramsey also known as the “food shrink.” Dr. Ramsey is a farmer turned board-certified psychiatrist who uses nutritional interventions to support the clinical treatment of depression and anxiety. He’s also the bestselling author of The Happiness Diet, 50 Shades of Kale, and Eat Complete and co-founder of National Kale Day. Dr. Ramsey has established himself as a respected voice in his field and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of prescribing nutrient-dense foods (THINK: seafood, greens, nuts, beans, and dark chocolate, too!) as part of a mental health protocol.

A compelling keynote speaker and TEDx Talk presenter, Dr. Ramsey uses the latest in brain science along with an array of delicious ingredients to help people live joyful, fulfilled lives. He believes that food is a way to shift the dial, and you can start eating differently today to make an immediate impact on your overall mental health!

“The best step is the next step.” ~ Dr. Drew Ramsey

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why our food supply can increase our risk of depression and anxiety, and how to eat to avoid it
  • How nutritional psychiatry and prescribing “food as medicine” can change your brain health
  • Why you want a bigger brain as you age and how to stimulate its growth
  • Why supplements may not always work – and what to try instead
  • How the Western diet impacts the way our bodies think about hunger, and how to break free from constricting beliefs
  • What is nutrient-density and which brain-boosting superfoods can increase mental power
  • Which behavior changes can instantly reduce your stress levels and enhance your overall health
  • How to make meals loaded with healing ingredients taste incredible

You’ll start looking at the food on your plate as your {delicious} medicine. It’s just what the doctor ordered!

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Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health

50 Shades of Kale: 50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes That Are Bound to Please

The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body

E-course: Eat to Beat Depression

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Great Chef at Traders Point Creamery (butternut squash recipe)

The SMILES (Supporting Modification of Lifestyle in Lower Emotional States) study:

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