The Brain Food Blog
Inspiration, ideas and overviews of the latest in brain food, mental health and what we’re up to.
What an exciting week it’s been! Over the past several days, I encouraged folks to take on a personal challenge in their homes, their kitchens and their offices. After all, It’s easy to get excited about changing your diet to improve your mood. It’s a little harder to...read more
Do you meditate? What comes to mind when you think of meditation? A monk in a beautiful and remote monastery or your ER doc? I’m a fan of both mindfulness and meditation. I'm also concerned about the high rates of burnout we see in health care professionals. For...read more
Eating healthy, real food costs more, right? Not so fast. In fact, this is a huge myth. Participants in the SMILES study, a recent study examining the connection between food and mood, saved $140 Australian dollars a month while eating a brain-healthy diet. Still, it...read more
Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping SERVES 6 This unique combination of ingredients means serious nutrition all packed into a one-dish comfort meal. For a shortcut on the sweet potato topping, used plain canned organic sweet potato. More...read more
2017 witnessed the publication of the first ever randomized clinical trials that tested if dietary change could treat moderate to severe depression. The SMILES study and recent HELFIMED trial both conclude that it works. The HELFIMED trial was published just last...read more
In early 2017, the first-ever randomized controlled clinical trial to test a dietary intervention as a treatment for clinical depression was published. The study was aptly called the SMILES (Supporting Modification of Lifestyle in Lower Emotional States) study. While...read more