Michelin-starred chef, the late David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food and medicine space: a Harvard trained psychiatrist, professional chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist. Her nexus of interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry. 

Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. 

She was considered Harvard’s Mood Food Expert and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Naidoo is also the national bestselling author of This Is Your Brain on Food

In her book, she shows the cutting-edge science explaining the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety, depression, OCD, and others. 

Her newest book, Calm Your Mind with Food is available now. 

In Calm Your Mind with Food, Dr. Naidoo shows readers a full-body approach to relieving anxiety. Her book presents research about ways anxiety is rooted in our brains and connected to our entire bodies, from our immune systems to our digestive systems. Accompanied by anti-anxiety recipes and meal plan guidelines, Dr. Naidoo shows us how to effectively use food and nutrition as an essential tool for calming the mind.