Dr. Uma's Blog

How Coffee Protects The Brain & Supports Memory, From A Psychiatrist
Aug 20, 2020
It's no secret that drinking coffee can affect energy levels, digestion, and even athletic performance. While these physical effects are generally fast-acting, coffee consumption also has some long-term effects on brain health.
q+a with dr. uma naidoo, nutritional psychiatrist
Aug 20, 2020
When we’re in the city, during what we’d now call “normal” circumstances, we eat out almost every night. After a long day at the office, making dinner was just not a priority, especially with numerous good restaurants near our apartment.
Donna Interviews Dr. Uma Naidoo: Find out how much food affects mood
Aug 20, 2020
What we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. Now, more than ever, the food we eat is something we can control. I dive much deeper into how “food and mood” go hand in hand with Dr. Uma Naidoo.
Dr. Uma Naidoo: This is Your Brain on Food (especially Chocolate)
Aug 20, 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.
365: Dr. Uma Naidoo – This Is Your Brain On Food
Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Uma Naidoo (IG: @drumanaidoo) is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutrition specialist. Her niche work is in Nutritional Psychiatry and she is recognized worldwide as a medical pioneer in this more newly recognized field.
Using the Wisdom of Nutritional Psychiatry to Combat Anxiety
Aug 12, 2020
Untangling the relationship between the gut and mental health is a bit like trying to sort out if the chicken came before the egg, says nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo. “In my practice, I often see people after a referral and then help them correct how they eat to improve their gut microbiome and, ultimately, improve mental health symptoms,” Naidoo says.