The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch
So many modern day ailments are being tracked back to the gut and what we eat, and the research is showing more and more that we need to begin the recovery process by addressing our diets and food habits and take food security more seriously.
Check out this informative TEDx Talk which outlines just how important what we eat is, and how we need to start to make shifts to change the gut-health based diseases through what we eat.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness. Julia J Rucklidge, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, she did her training in neurobiology (McGill) and Clinical Psychology (University of Calgary).
Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. For the last 6 years, she has been investigating the role of micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.