Do small farms hold a secret to your health? In her new book Farmacology, Dr. Daphne Miller tours American farms, talks to top researchers and takes lessons learned into her clinic to find the answer. Read More
My brief essay, “Meat is Brain Food,” on a New York Times Room for Debate brought about plenty of comment from readers on strict animal-free vegan diets. While many comments were a little too specific for general interest, I’ve compiled here the seven most common vegan objections I’ve heard about the essay and my nutrition and brain-health oriented answers Read More
We all want to have sharp minds as we get older and optimistic, stable moods in the present. But the Modern American Diet (MAD) actually shrinks the human brain in the key areas where memories are formed and moods created. It is time for a revolution! A perfect solution to the woes of the Modern American Diet (MAD)?! Yes—it’s a Musselution. Read More
Mussels are a perfect brain food. Packed with DHA and vitamin B-12, two key nutrients that are vital to protecting your brain health and preserving your memory as you age, they also offer up a dose rare brain essential trace nutrients like iodine and selenium. Read More
Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most economical ways to increase your intake of a brain-protecting class of plant nutrients called carotenoids. Pronounced ca-ROT-en-oids, these molecules safeguard fat in the body, which is very valuable for brain function, since your brain is mainly made of fat. Read More
Good mental health—feeling your best, focused, energetic, and balanced—begins with the right food choices. And the stats are in, folks. We are not making the right choices. Today, illness rates are at an all-time high, not only for obesity and diabetes, but also all major brain disorders. Read More
Drew Ramsey, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and author of The Happiness Diet.