Eating To Beat Depression with Drew Ramsey - by Doug Cook RD

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Detoxing from dogmatic dietitian education and attitudes for a mind wide open

But first, “you must unlearn what you have learned” YODA

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What we eat and drink directly impacts our brains, and by extension, mental health. An emerging philosophy, and approach to mental health care called nutritional psychiatry, is proving to be a powerful tool in the management of disorders such as depression and anxiety.


Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey is leading the way in this therapeutic approach to brain and mental health and he shares his insights on this and how his passion for food all started in his early days growing up on a farm.


I chatted with Drew who shared his amazing knowledge, experiences, and the work he’s been doing in the field of nutritional psychiatry where he leverages the unquestionable connection between food and mood.

More about Dr. Drew Ramsey

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer.


He is a leader in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He 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 live joyfully, fulfilled lives.


He is also the author of four books

  • Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform your Health ==> and
  • 50 Shades of Kale ==> and
  • The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body ==> and

and his latest

  • Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety. Nourish Your Way To Better Mental Health in Six Weeks ==> and

Connect with Drew

Drew Ramsey MD




Feed Your Mental Health Drew Ramsey TEDxCharlottesville

A Brain Food Prescription from the Farmacy: Drew Ramsey at TEDxBloomington

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Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on brain and mental health and antiaging nutrition. Follow me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


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