The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch
Here’s a remarkable TEDx talk that’s well worth sharing! Nutrition researcher Dr. Julia Rucklidge, a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Canterbury, NZ gives compelling evidence for the critical role of nutrition in mental health and explains why this knowledge will revolutionize the way our society treats ‘mental illness’!
For more than a decade, Dr. Rucklidge has played a key role in forefront nutrition-mental health research, including extensive research using micronutrients.
Continuing Medical Education Series – Nutrition and Mental Health (Part 1)
University of Calgary’s Dr. Bonnie Kaplan examines 2600 years of folklore and modern science (from population health to supplementation) and develops a sound academic case for the use of micronutrients in treating mental health-related symptoms.
Dr. Kaplan first examines what humanity knew about nutrition from 2600 years ago to about 1950. Next, she discusses the relevant developments in neuroscience after 1950 and explains why there is an increasing interest in nutrition now.
Continuing Medical Education Series – Nutrition and Mental Health (Part 2)
In this presentation (which is part 2 of a 3-part MIA Continuing Medical Education Series sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (FEMHC)), University of Calgary’s Dr. Bonnie Kaplan discusses the potential of using micronutrients to treat mental health-related symptoms. She looks at population health research (both correlational and prospective studies), then extrapolates to broad-spectrum micronutrient treatment, and concludes by discussing public policy implications.
MIA Continuing Medical Education Series – Current Evidence of Multi-nutrient Treatments (Part 3)
In this presentation (which is part 3 of a 3-part MIA Continuing Medical Education Series sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (FEMHC)), University of Canterbury’s Dr. Julia Rucklidge evaluates the current evidence on multi-nutrient treatment of mental health symptoms. Within a framework of nutrients being essential for optimal brain functioning, she first reviews evidence across a broad range of psychatric conditions using micronutrients, then she focuses only on broad spectrum supplementation, then features some specific examples (mood, forensics, autism, stress, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD).
Dr. Charles Popper, Harvard: Micronutrients for a Metabolic Tune Up
At the International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience, Dr. Popper, a child and adolescent Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, presents information specific to single micronutrient and broad spectrum micronutrient approaches for treating mood disorders. He also discusses several relevant mechanisms by which nutrients could have the effects that have been measured, and some guidelines for healthcare practitioners in applying the micronutrient treatment in their practices.