A large number of studies show that a healthy diet is as important to physical health as it is to mental health. Knowing that, can a healthy diet help combat depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions? In this episode Susan is joined by Dr. Bonnie J Kaplan, co-author of “The Better Brain” and semi-retired research psychologist and Professor at the University of Calgary, to discuss the role of nutrition in mental health. You will hear about the role of nutrients in brain metabolism, how consuming a healthy diet can help combat mental health conditions, what ultra-processed foods do to our brains and bodies, and how to shift away from them and eat more whole foods.
Learn more about Dr. Kaplan: bonniejkaplan.com
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