Curcumin, found in turmeric root, possesses serious brain boosting powers. Check out my most recent Farmacy Blog post for Psychology today co-written with my graduate student from the Institute for Human Nutrition, Mala Nimalasuriya. Read the Post →
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but with a parade of boozy holiday parties, family get-togethers, and shopping list anxiety in an era of austerity, moods tend to tank. But never fear as a trip to the Farmacy can help ensure you still have a merry little Christmas. To help keep your Ho Ho Ho free of Boo Hoo Hoo here are my top Holiday Farmacy Food Swaps. Read the Post →
Purple cauliflower is the purple potion that builds a better brain.
Cauliflower contains vitamin B6 and folate, two methylators that are vital to making neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine which regulated mood, memory, sex drive, pleasure and attention. They also reduce homocystiene, high levels of which are associated with both depression and heart disease. It is a brainfood carb as it is very low in sugar, but high in fiber. This purple potion is also packed with vitamin C. Read the Post →
The brain tune-up at the end of your fork
Good mental health-feeling your best, focused, energetic, and balanced-begins with the right food choices. And the stats are in, folks. We are not making the right choices. Today, illness rates are at an all-time high, not only for obesity and diabetes, but also all major brain disorders. Two-thirds of Americans are obese and ninety-seven million have pre-diabetes; both conditions wreak havoc on the brain, increasing the risk of depression and dementia. Read the Post →
Behind the sensational headlines about psychiatry, medications and mental health, there is actually a lot of good news--and more importantly, helpful news. We understand more about the brain and mental disorders than ever before. While valid criticisms of psychiatry and individual psychiatrists exist, not enough of this good news is getting airtime. Read the Post →