Dr. Uma's Blog

What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Lentils
May 12, 2021
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
May 12, 2021
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
May 11, 2021
During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our...
May 06, 2021
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.
The Food-Mood Connection and Inflammation | Dr. Uma Naidoo
May 06, 2021
What if we told you that your gut and the food you eat play a huge role in your mental health? Would you also be surprised to learn that there are up to 500 million neurons that travel from your gut to your brain?
Brain Health and Beyond with Sherzai, MD
May 06, 2021
We had the pleasure of sitting down (virtually) with our friend, Dr. Uma Naidoo to speak about her book, This Is Your Brain On Food, and explore ways to improve our patients' brain health outcomes by guiding them using evidence-based medicine and as importantly, through tasty and healthy foods for their minds.