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#158: Dr Uma Naidoo - Harvard Psychiatrist On Using Your Diet To Fight Depression, Anxiety & PTSD

Dr Uma Naidoo is a Harvard Nutritional Psychiatrist, Professional Chef and best-selling author.

Michelin-starred chef 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, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

In today's conversation we discuss:
- Uma's South Asian background and how it impacted how she approaches medicine
- The best advice she's ever received
- How the foods that you eat affects your brain and mood
- The diet followed by the longest living people
- Uma's thoughts on the carnivore diet
- The best foods for mental health
- The foods to avoid in your diet & much more

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