Book Review: This is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo

My book review on This Is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo.

Title: This is your brain on food

By: Uma Naidoo

Genre: Non-fiction

Pages: 384

Release Date: August 4th, 2020

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

Eat for your mental health and learn the fascinating science behind nutrition with this "must-read" guide from an expert psychiatrist (Amy Myers, MD).

Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?

When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia and beyond.

A triple threat in the food space, Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In This Is Your Brain on Food, she draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.

Packed with fascinating science, actionable nutritional recommendations, and delicious, brain-healthy recipes, This Is Your Brain on Food is the go-to guide to optimizing your mental health with food.


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My knowledge and understanding of the neurodivergent mind is always changing. The more I learn, the more I'm able to better my life and the life of my family.

I was able to take away a lot of interesting information from reading this book. Especially the parts about vitamins typical ADHD people are low on.

If you can get through the typical writing style of a non-fiction book on diet, the take away can be helpful.

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