Feed Your Family’s Mental Health On-Demand Digital Seminar
It is widely understood that eating a nutritious diet is positively correlated with optimal physical health. Increasingly, science also is showing that a healthy diet is linked to mental health. In fact, the impact that food has on mood and other aspects of mental health is being researched, and opportunities for food to be used as clinical interventions for patients who suffer from depression and anxiety are being further explored.
It’s not just the foods we eat that impact our mental and physical health; it’s also the company we keep when eating. Research shows that family meals, however you define family, are associated with better overall individual nutritional intake, better weight management, and stronger social interactions.
Nutritional psychiatry is a rapidly growing field that explores the relationship between diet and mental health. Dr. Drew Ramsey, a psychiatrist, leading proponent of Nutritional Psychiatry and author of Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety (HarperWave 2021) will share the crucial ways that nutrition can help boost mental health. His presentation will cover the key concepts that contribute to optimizing mental health and fitness including: the nutrients associated with lowering depression and anxiety and where to find them; the role of inflammation; the microbiome; and the effects of increasing family meals.
Drew Ramsey, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Drew Ramsey is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He founded the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns. The clinic incorporates evidence-based nutrition and integrative psychiatry treatments with psychotherapy, coaching, and responsible medication management. Using the latest in brain science, nutrition and mental health research, and an array of delicious food, the clinic helps people improve their mental health and mental fitness. His team offered the first Nutritional Psychiatry Clinician Training helping hundreds of mental health clinicians learn the evidence and clinical methods to effectively use nutrition.
Dr. Ramsey is a compelling keynote speaker and conducts workshops nationally. He co-hosts Friday Sessions, an IGTV series on male mental health for Men’s Health Magazine and delivered three recent TEDx talks, a video series with Big Think, and the BBC documentary Food on the Brain. His work and writing have been featured by The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Lancet Psychiatry, and NPR. He is on the editorial board of Medscape Psychiatry and the advisory board of Men’s Health.
He is the author of four books concerning food and mental health, including the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health (HarperWave 2016), the bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) and The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) which explores the impact of modern diets on brain health.