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Alzheimer’s Disease: An Approach from Nutritional Psychiatry

As a Nutritional Psychiatrist, my clinical training is primarily focused on the use of healthy whole foods and nutrients to help improve mental well being. With June being Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, I’d like to share more on this important condition as well as methods of caring for, and preserving, brain health through diet.

Even MORE Brain Foods for KIDS!

Have you had a chance to read my recent blog post on childhood nutrition and different plant based food ideas for kids? If so, what was their favorite mood boosting food?

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Brain food for KIDS!

With Memorial Day Weekend behind us, it is officially the start of summer! One of the hallmarks of summer, and every kid’s favorite part, is no school! COVID restrictions are being lifted in most parts of the US, so this summer is particularly shaping up to be one for the books.

Theme: 6 Pillars of Nutritional Psychiatry

6 Pillars of Nutritional Psychiatry

Nutritional psychiatry follows six pillars of using food as medicine for mental health. Understanding these is your first step in enhancing your diet and your metabolic health and achieving optimal well being.

Whole Foods and Headspace Launch Mindful Eating IGTV Series

Two of the easiest things you can do when you’re in a mood and want to feel better? Mediate, and fuel your body with a healthy, balanced meal.

How the ‘5-a-Day Mix’ of Fruits, Vegetables Improves Your Health

How the ‘5-a-Day Mix’ of Fruits, Vegetables Improves Your Health

Researchers say a ‘5-a-day mix’ diet of fruits and vegetables can improve your health and help you live longer. They recommend people start by adding 1 or 2 fruits or vegetables a day to their diets.

What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Lentils

In African, Indian, and many European cultures, legumes are a staple in many meals. Lentils are one of the most powerful legumes, and is considered one of the most domesticated crops with evidence of human consumption dating back to 13,000 BC, says chef and certified nutritionist Serena Poon.

Tips to Improve Mental Health with Nutrition

The safety measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as stay-at-home and social distancing orders, have caused many people to experience a decline in their mental health.

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘A Million Little Things’; MLB returns

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘A Million Little Things’; MLB returns

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv. SERIES Young Sheldon Sheldon, Dr. Linkletter and Meemaw (Iain […]


In today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Uma Naidoo. Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food & medicine space: a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist.