TAP 172 - Drew Ramsey M.D. - An Essential Guide To Eating For A Sharper, Happier & Healthier Brain

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Summary: 

In this episode I talk to Drew Ramsey M.D. about his approach to treating Anxiety with an essential guide to eating for a sharper, happier, healthier brain.  This episode has some great discussion about things you can implement straight away to affectively repair your brain.

Links:

Drew's Site: http://drewramseymd.com/

Drew's Ted Talk - A Brain Food Prescription from the Farmacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R_gUhgg70Q

Drew's Book - Eat Complete: https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Complete-Nutrients-Brainpower-Transform/dp/0062413430

In this episode you will learn: 

- How in the world of Psychiatry there isn't much learnt towards diet or lifestyle

- How we should approach food from a joyful standpoint

- The right food choices can actually rebuild brain cells

- How the western diet shrinks our brains

- What is BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor)

- "The average American eats almost no omega 3 fats"

- How critical exercise is as part of Drew's regime

- Why you should be gentle with yourself when making changes

- How you can expand your kids palate 

- Ideas for travel snacks: Sardines, Nuts, Beef Jerky, Tube of Coconut Oil

- How our global IQ would go up by 13% if we ate enough Iron

- "Built for the shelf not for your health"

- "Put your phone off and away from the table"

Favourite foods that rhyme: 

Seafood/ Greens/ Nuts & Beans (And a little bit of dark chocolate)