Dhru Purohit Podcast


The Top Foods for Optimal Brain Health with Dr. Drew Ramsey

Season 2, Ep. 159

This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and AirDoctor.

Depression and anxiety disorders are rising, affecting more than 58 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. 

On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Drew Ramsey to talk about the powerful relationship between food, depression, and overall mental health. Dr. Ramsey shares the top foods for fighting depression and why certain nutrients are key in that process. 

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, farmer, and founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety, and emotional wellness concerns. He is the author of three books, most recently the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City and on their 127-acre organic farm in rural Indiana. 


In this episode we dive into:

-The top nutrients for brain health

-Why iron is important for brain health 

-The importance of omega-3 fats for brain health and tips for incorporating more seafood into your diet 

-The Antidepressant Food Scale (AFS) 

-The top food categories to beat depression and anxiety 

-The connection between metabolic health and mental health 

Listen to the full episode here.


For more on Dr. Ramsey, follow him on Instagram @drewramseymd, Facebook @drewramseymd, Twitter @drewramseymd, and through his website, drewramseymd.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks, here

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