The Faith & Mental Wellness Podcast with Brittney Moses


036: This is Your Brain on Food with Dr. Uma Naidoo

On this weeks episode Dr. Uma Naidoo and I had a conversation on the podcast about the relationship between food and mental health- including some very practical tips for what to grab on your next grocery shopping trip to boost your mood and brain health.

In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

In addition to this, Dr. Naidoo is the author of the title, This Is Your Brain On Food released August 4th, 2020. In her book, she shows the cutting-edge science explaining the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety, depression, OCD, and others.

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064: Hope & Healing for Addressing Spiritual Abuse and Religious Trauma with Dr. Justin Holcomb

Justin is an award-winning author, professor, and priest. He has written or edited twenty books on abuse, theology, and biblical studies.Justin teaches theology and apologetics at Reformed Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He previously taught at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Agnes Scott College, and Westminster Seminary.Justin is an Episcopal priest and serves as the Canon for Vocations in the Diocese of Central Florida. He serves on the boards of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments), HeartSupport, and Leaders Collective. Justin and Lindsey helped co-found REST in 2009. He is a co-host for the White Horse Inn podcast and a guest co-host for the As In Heaven podcast.Justin graduated from Southeastern University in 1994 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. In 1997, he obtained an M.A. in Theological Studies and an M.A. in Christian Thought from Reformed Theological Seminary. Justin also studied at the University of Oxford during the summer of 1996. He earned his Ph.D. from Emory University in Theological Studies with a concentration in Comparative Religious Studies.Justin and his wife, Lindsey, live in Orlando, Florida, with their two daughters.Get started with online therapy & counseling (Sponsored):Better Help Counseling(10% off your first month): (Christian) Counseling(10% off your first month): a list of specific mental help & crises resources: More about GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments):'s Independent Investigations:'s Books: with Brittney on social media for more:Instagram:@BrittneyMosesInstagram:@ChristianMentalHealthInstagram:@faithmentalwellnesspodcastTwitter:@Brittney_MosesBrittneyAMoses.comCrisis lines by country: