Nutrition and mental health: Exploring the surprising science of food and emotion

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Clinical Psychologist Julia Rucklidge discusses the role of nutrition in treating and preventing mental health disorders. Author Michael Moss talks about how food is being designed to keep us wanting more. Photo by Shutterstock.

Jonathan Bastian talks with Julia Rucklidge, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and co-author of  “The Better Brain: Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition,” about the links between mental health disorders and poor nutrition. Later, Michael Moss, author of “Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” about why our taste for nutritionally good food has been hijacked by the food manufacturers and how we must fight to get it back. 

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Andrea Brody