Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food and medicine space: a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist. Her nexus of interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry.
Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
She was considered Harvard’s Mood-Food expert, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Episode #1554 Uma Naidoo: How Can We Eat to Improve Our Mental Health?
This Is Your Brain on Food author Dr. Uma Naidoo and Jenna explore the gut brain connection and key nutritional pillars that can help us strengthen our mental health. Our gut dictates our body’s resilience. We discuss nutritional habits that help us bounce back from stress, practices to manage anxiety, and how healthy habit changes can offer us a small sense of certainty during these trying times. It only takes 24 hours to change the bacteria in our gut. Dr. Naidoo leaves us with steps we can take today to elevate our wellbeing.