The Brain Food Blog
Inspiration, ideas and overviews of the latest in brain food, mental health and what we’re up to.
Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds raw, tightly closed mussels 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 1 15-ounce can diced tomato or 3 cups chopped fresh organic tomatoes plus ½ cup water ½ cup white wine ¼ cup parsley chopped MAKE IT: Place mussels in a...read more
I’m a sucker for imaging studies. I once volunteered for a study of anxiety so I could get a full MRI of my brain. Imaging studies often don’t include a lot of people, and a recent study entitled "Long-chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake is Associated Positively with...read more
I prescribe them nearly every day. They are the top medication taken by adults in America. Antidepressants. According to a recent CDC report, 11 percent of Americans aged 12 years and over take them. This class of medications includes tricylclics, SSRIs, SNRI,...read more
Should Therapists Ask about Food? Marcia Adler was a dynamic clinician, teacher, promoter of clinical excellence in mental health. She was also my mentor and aunt. The Dean of Students at the Institute of Clinical Social Work in Chicago, she passed away in 2010. ICSW...read more
Image courtesy Flickr/CherryPoint Recent headlines were ablaze. The twittersphere buzzed. Now a whopping 11% of adults in the US take antidepressant medications. To put those numbers in perspective check out my post about it. But let’s review the health benefits of an...read more
Image courtesy Flickr/Jon Siegel Knowing more about your meat is one of the most important steps in the quest to eat for a better brain. Pork is a top brain food (thiamine!), so I headed to my local butcher shop, Dickson’s Farmstand on a recent Sunday for a 3-hour...read more