Dr. Uma's Blog

The Broken Brain Podcast with Dr. Uma Naidoo
Sep 02, 2020
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.
A Diet to Manage Sertraline (Zoloft)-Induced Weight Gain
Aug 31, 2020
The statistics about depression are staggering. If you’re living in a 50-unit apartment building, at least 10 women and more than 5 men probably have depression. And the alarming fact is that it’s increasing.
Dr. Uma Naidoo: This is Your Brain on Food (especially Chocolate)
Aug 24, 2020
When you’re feeling a little down, do you find yourself craving chocolate? I sure do. Well, it turns out, brain science has something to say about that. On today’s show, we’re going to talk about some foods, like chocolate, that may positively impact your mood and even reduce anxiety.
What to Eat During a Pandemic
Aug 20, 2020
Steamed broccoli. Leafy greens. No carbs. No snacks. If this does not look like your menu over the past four months, you’re not alone. A new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Naked Nutrition found that, during the COVID-19 crisis, close to half of all Americans are not eating their vegetables.
Dr. Uma Naidoo: Improving Your Mood With Food
Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Uma Naidoo joins the show today to share her medical research on depression, anxiety, OCD, and a variety of other mood disorders. She and Dr. Axe discuss how she was driven to use foods, herbs, and spices as medicine and how going to culinary school has benefitted her medical practice.
Food and Feelings
Aug 20, 2020
Just eat what you are in the mood for. Listening to experts about what you should eat can be dizzying. Some swear by a plant-based high fiber diet, for instance, while others recommend that a meat-based diet is the way to go.