Eat Real To Heal Podcast

Eat Real To Heal Podcast

Ep. 88 A Better Brain with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan

October 13, 2021

Dr. Bonnie J. Kaplan is a research psychologist, and Professor in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. For many years she studied the role of nutrition in mental illness and brain development. Now, in retirement, her passion is to teach people how our diet influences our brain and mental health. She has written a book with Julia J. Rucklidge called ‘Better Brain: Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition’. This is a paradigm-shifting approach in using food and nutrients for treating mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD and they share their original, ground-breaking research with readers everywhere for the first time.

On today’s podcast Nicolette and Dr. Kaplan discus the link between the brain and nutrition and how micronutrients are the foundation for brain metabolism. We need to teach adults and kids that real food can make cells grow, develop and function which can resolve the symptoms in mental disorders. Brain and gut health are related and the best thing you can do for your brain is look after your gut microbiome. They also bring up the topic of money and people thinking they can’t afford to eat well. Bonnie talks about the studies done by supplementing your diet with complex micronutrient pills and how effective it can be. “The brain needs the whole spectrum of everything you can give it in balance”.

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