SCP Podcast Episode 204: Uma Naidoo, MD – This Is Your Brain On Food

June 4, 2021

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In this episode, join us as we talk with Dr. Uma Naidoo, author of “This Is Your Brain On Food”.  A Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist. Her nexus of interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry.

Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

She was considered Harvard’s Mood-Food expert and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Highlights of this podcast include:

  • Eating to up our mental health
  • The gut-brain romance
  • Impact of food on emotional health
  • Mediterranean eating pattern
  • Metabolic health
  • Small changes you can apply today
  • PTSD  
  • Sleep and food
  • Proteins, oils, dairy, gluten, nuts, etc.,
  • And much more

Follow Dr. Naidoo on Instagram @drumanaidoo. Learn more about his book and his work at