Dr. Uma's Blog

Here’s how poor gut health can impact your mental health
Apr 23, 2021
Last year, when the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19 and life as we knew it changed, I found myself on a downward spiral with my nutrition. Late-night snacking, sugar binges and increased alcohol intake—the usual coping mechanisms for temporary relief from the fear and panic over the uncertainty that loomed—gradually caught on, showing not just on the weighing scale, but impacting my overall health as well.
The Mood-Enhancing Nutrient To Add To Your Diet, From A Nutritional Psychiatrist
Apr 08, 2021
Depression can present itself in many forms. One day you may feel anxious; another day you may be completely unmotivated, lacking energy or focus. While the symptoms vary from day to day and among people, the nutrients that can support those moods stay consistent.
Whole Foods And Headspace Team Up In A Mindful Eating Series
Apr 07, 2021
When you’re feeling frazzled, a nourishing meal and a few deep breaths can make a world of difference. Whole Foods Market and Headspace meditation app have teamed up this spring to help consumers improve their wellbeing, eat more mindfully, and feel more connected to food.
The Zingy, Nutrient-Dense Ingredient You Might Be Overlooking
Apr 06, 2021
With sunnier days come brighter foods, and since springtime is in bloom, grocery carts are loaded with vibrant yellow lemons. Unfortunately, that typically means compost and trash bins are also loaded with lemon peels.
How Eliminating Gluten May Improve Anxiety & Depression
Mar 30, 2021
When it comes to diet and health, we most often think about physical health. 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.
Breakfast Habits Your Doctor Wants You To Quit Immediately
Mar 25, 2021
Every year, doctors are responsible for diagnosing Americans with chronic diseases: cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, respiratory diseases, arthritis, and obesity. To date, nearly half (approximately 45%, or 133 million) of Americans are currently living with at least one of these diseases, according to an International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health study.