Podcast 131: The best diet for mental and brain health according to a nutritional psychiatrist
Podcast 131: The best diet for mental and brain health according to a nutritional psychiatrist
In this podcast I talk to Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede about how certain diets can affect our mental wellbeing, what foods help the brain function best, and what foods to avoid if we want to heal and improve our mental and physical health.
Dr. Ede, in both her personal life and practice, has found that making certain lifestyle modifications can help treat major mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Through her research, she has found that nutrition can help heal and restore brain function, empowering people to take back control over their mental state and their lives, without the stigma and negative side-effects so common to pharmacological treatments for mental distress.
For more on Dr. Ede visit: https://www.diagnosisdiet.com
Highlights from this episode:
4:13-How Dr. Ede changed the way she treated mental health
5:53-How nutrition affects mental health
8:16-What is mental ill-health, and how can food help?
9:00-Food myths, and the best way to eat for a healthy body and mind
18:35-Is there one diet that works for everyone?
24:00-How nutrition has changed her patients’ lives
31:32-The biggest obstacles to nutrition and mental health
43:00-Health and wellness trends to be careful of
44:00-What we need to know about going plant-based
49:40-How to do keto correctly
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Thank you Dr Caroline
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I’m sorry Dr Ede had mental health problems when she tried a plant based diet. Her nutritional criticims have been addressed for along time by Dr Joel Fuhrman and others have gone into detail concerning various digestive difficulties. Unfortunately she advocates diets which clearly kills.
Loved the video but very disappointed that the Impossible Burger was depicted as a healthy food option (unless I misunderstood). This is an extremely processed food with numerous harmful chemicals and products. This Includes MSG, disguised as "yeast extract"
Highly important topic. Maybe our mental health crisis is a toxic food crisis.
My wish is to reduce my son’s symptoms of autism by diet.
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Wow! Simply wow! I always thought this and now I have you both to confirming it. Thank you!
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This Podcast has bedn so informative and helpful. Thank you. I definitely learned a lot. Especially with mental health and diet.
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Interesting information that is applicable and engaging. Thank you both for the wonderful interview and making this information available to the people.
If there is no research on plant based diet,
so American Dietetic Association based their position on plant based diet on nothing?
im disappointed to hear you speaking against a plant based diet, i believe that God provided us with plant based foods they are so rich in nutrients that have everything we need to be healthy. you also say that there have been no studies done on a animal versus plant based diet? there definitely have been studies done proving the damage that animal diets can cause including cancer and heart disease, have you read the book by T. Colin Cambell, PhD and Thomas M. Cambell MD called the China study, The most comprehensive study on nutrition ever conducted
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A very interesting, important interview. Thanks for your time Dr Ede. Thanks for inviting Dr Ede onto your channel/podcast.
Admire Dr. Ede! Going against mainstream beliefs takes a lot of courage. Confirming here that animal-based diet helped me with anxiety attacks and depression that I had, besides reversing reactive hypoglycemia and being a part of the protocol that helped me get rid of daily debilitating migraines (Stanton Migraine Protocol).
Interviewer is too fast in conversation. If avoided the same can make more well
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Ketosis is our backup system, so living a Keto lifestyle means you are perpetually living in backup mode. And now you have no backup system if you ever burnout on Keto.
We are frugivores and should not be eating the chopped up remains of animal carcasses. Our bodies are temples of God, not graveyards.
Thank you for sharing this information!! Dr. Leaf you have changed my life and I was able to go through a difficult season and thrive with applying your tools. Now Dr. Ede is a new favorite ❤️❤️
The quality of food is also very important, meat is filled with hormones and lots of vegetables are grown using pesticides. One Ukrainian doctor also mentioned a sound idea that we should eat the food that our ancestors in our region ate. For example, my great grandpa did not eat bananas, so they are not so good for us. It is also built in our genetic system. And all of this also messes up our health.
I am plant based with occasional seafood as my body tells me I need it. I listen to my body😊
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Omg! I’m so glad I found this podcast!! 🙏🏻 I have been dealing with anxiety and depression very bad since 2016! I’ve had and lost so many jobs because of it and it makes me look bad. I am on paroxetine for anxiety/depression and it definitely helps but I also go through migraines. I really want to change my diet and see if that helps
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Thank you for covering this topic. Another type of "food" for the brain, in our opinion, is podcasts. One of our favorites is I Can’t Sleep Podcast that revolves around sleep and mental health. If you want to find similar ones, check out the list here https://desktime.com/blog/why-listen-to-podcasts/
Thank you so much for this!! Such great information!! 🙏🏼♥️