Join world-renowned chefs and doctors, in conversation about the things you care about most. Episode No. 3 (of 6-part series): This is Your Brain on Food – An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More.
Taking a multivitamin has always been common practice in my household — I grew up taking (and still do) every morning, but I never really stopped to think about why. After researching how some offer 100% of the US Daily Value (DV) for essential nutrients like iodine, vitamin D , and calcium, I realized multivitamins aren’t just a mundane part of my morning routine; they actually offer a sort of safety net to certain individuals, ensuring they meet recommended nutrient intakes.
Many people associate undressed salads and unseasoned chicken with “health,” but eating nutritious foods doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, keeping your meals devoid of flavor actually limits their potential benefits. According to nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, M.D., utilizing spices and herbs is a surprisingly easy way to increase the nutritional value of a dish.
I will never forget my first juice cleanse. It was the summer of 2013, and all of my New York roommates were raving about the new juice bar that had opened in the East Village offering a rather pricey seven-day cure-all detox cleanse. I was on day two of solely drinking spinach and celery juice, walking through the Upper East Side to the French Consulate to get my visa, blatantly ignoring every red flag and alert my body was trying to send me.
Here at mindbodygreen, we know there isn’t one answer to achieving optimal health and well-being. The nuance needed to parse the many recommendations from doctors, researchers, and game-changers is essential, and since 2017, the best place to explore these topics has been with our co-founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob on the mindbodygreen podcast.
It’s so easy to fall off the health wagon when you’re traveling. We talked to the experts to find simple changes that will keep you on track while on vacation.
“We are entering the new frontier, and we can just see from the numbers that the interest is growing. It’s no longer a trendy, New York, L.A., metropolitan thing.”
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.
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.
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.