The Brain Food Blog
Inspiration, ideas and overviews of the latest in brain food, mental health and what we’re up to.
What role does humor, even outright silliness play in your life? I'm in the midst of many serious projects and I find humor pulls me in deeper. I like plants. And I like word play. So when a request came to from the Party in My Plants Podcast, I was enchanted. The...read more
This has been a rough week and heavy with loss for many people. With the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we joined the friends, families and communities of the 123 people in the US who die by suicide every day. I talk about suicide a lot, with patients who...read more
It was great to join the Today Show to talk about this interesting new study from my colleague, Mark Olfson, about the increased risk of depression when taking a combination of certain prescription drugs like beta-blockers, hormones or statins. You can watch the clip...read more
Leafy greens, most people have a love/hate relationship with them. I get it. They can be tough, but they can also be oh-so-delicious and they are oh-so-good for our brains. When working with patients in our clinic, we try not to obsess over any one food or meal....read more
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