Depression and anxiety disorders are rising, affecting more than fifty-eight million people in the United States alone. Many rely on therapy and medications to alleviate symptoms, but often this is not enough. The latest scientific advances in neuroscience and nutrition, along with our understanding of the mind-gut connection, have proven that how and what we eat greatly affects how we feel—physically, cognitively, and emotionally.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Drew Ramsey helps us forge a path toward greater mental health through food. Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety breaks down the science of nutritional psychiatry and explains what foods positively affect brain health and improve mental wellness.
Dr. Ramsey distills the most cutting-edge research on nutrition and the brain into actionable tips you can start using today to improve brain-cell health and growth, reduce inflammation, and cultivate a healthy microbiome, all of which contribute to our mental well-being. He explores the twelve essential vitamins and minerals most critical to your brain and body and outlines which anti-inflammatory foods feed the gut.
He helps readers assess barriers to self-nourishment and offers techniques for enhancing motivation. To help us begin, he provides a kick-starter six-week mental health food plan designed to mitigate depression and anxiety, incorporating key food categories like leafy greens and seafood, along with simple, delicious, brain nutrient–rich recipes.
By following the methods Dr. Ramsey uses with his patients, you can confidently choose foods to help you on your journey to full mental health.
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About the Author
He splits his time between New York City and Crawford County, Indiana where he lives with his wife and children on their organic farm and forest.
Table of Contents
Part I Eating for Optimal Mental Health
Chapter 1 The New Science of Eating for Mental Health 3
Chapter 2 Twelve Nutrients for a Better Brain 19
Chapter 3 How to Grow New Brain Cells 55
Chapter 4 Optimize Your Gut for Mental Health 77
Chapter 5 The Best Foods to Beat Depression and Anxiety 95
Part II Get Started: Your Path to Healing
Chapter 6 Challenges Facing the Modern Eater 117
Chapter 7 Eater, Heal Thyself 139
Chapter 8 The Kitchen 153
Chapter 9 The Six-Week Plan and Recipes 173