How to Eat for Better Mental Health: The One You Feed Podcast

I recently was a guest on The One You Feed podcast and had a great conversation with the two hosts Eric and Ginny. They start their podcast by introducing a parable and asking my thoughts on it. Then we dove into nutrition, mental health and even my new course, Healing the Modern Brain. It’s worth a listen! Check it out on the website, on Apple Podcasts or on Spotify.


  • [03:30] My interpretation of the parable
  • [06:14] The role of mindfulness in mental health
  • [09:41] Why I think we are in a mental health epidemic
  • [14:52] How I define Nutritional Psychiatry
  • [29:15] How to know which levers to pull when working with a patient
  • [41:10] What is a nutritional pattern and how it can make this type of eating easier for us
  • [46:00] We talk about the Antidepressant Food Scale


  • [04:55] “Having gratitude for the hard stuff is much more challenging.”
  • [05:31] “…There are choices in our lives from our food, to our partners, to our sleep, to our bedtime that actually make a big difference for us whether we can be kind or loving or not.”
  • [15:00] “What should all of us be eating to have super healthy brains because with healthier, happier brains there’s less conflict, more love, there’s better art, there’s more laughter, all the stuff I like.”
  • [28:06] “When it comes to the research about mental health what is the most powerful antidepressant out there that everybody can do? Movement and exercise.”
  • [44:04] “I appreciate all the concerns about conventional meat. I also really think there’s a food justice argument. We often times are talking with folks and engaging with people who are struggling with their food security.”

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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