The Brain Food Blog
Inspiration, ideas and overviews of the latest in brain food, mental health and what we’re up to.
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
Image courtesy Flickr/Dinesh Valke Last summer I planted a few large plots of orange Cosmo flowers in early May. My mom had collected the seeds, originally in Vermont, and then had diligently harvested more Cosmo seeds from her original crop. She picks the dried seeds...read more
If your brain runs on sugar, what happens when you don't eat carbohydrates (sugar)? Your body shifts gears to burn fat, and makes ketones to feed your...read more
Image courtesy Flickr/DonkeyHotey Join the debate with me, Nina Planck, Brian Patton, Rip Esselstyn, Erika Nicole Kendall, and Rhys Southan on the health risks and benefits of veganism in The New York Times Room for...read more
What’s the sexiest handful of foliage? A fistful of Kale battles cancer, inflammation, and low moods. Get ready to trim your waistline, boost your sex drive, and banish your brain fog — it’s your turn to become intimate with kale. 50 SHADES OF KALE by Dr. Drew Ramsey...read more