Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a leading voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry's leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His recent book is called Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health and he is the creator of the Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off).

Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a leading voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry's leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His recent book is called Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health and he is the creator of the Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off).

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • What the emerging world of nutritional psychiatry encompasses, the growing body of evidence surrounding its efficacy, and how Drew came to embrace it as his calling.

  • The surprising food that might well be considered nature's most potent multivitamin.

  • The benefits of certain psychiatric drugs under specific circumstances—and why we should never place a stigma on people who use them.

  • The pros and cons of the conversation surrounding veganism.

  • CBD, THC, psilocybin, social media, and why we're all so anxious these days.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Bonafide Provisions, purveyors of "obsessively crafted, traditionally made" organic and restorative bone broth. Head over to bonafideprovisions.com and use the code GENIUSBROTH to save 20 percent off your first order!

Resources from this episode:

Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health by Drew Ramsey M.D.

The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body by Tyler G. Graham and Drew Ramsey M.D.

Fifty Shades of Kale: 50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes That Are Bound to Please by Drew Ramsey M.D. and Jennifer Iserloh

Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off)

Drew's website

The Brain Food Blog

Drew Ramsey at Instagram

Drew Ramsey at Facebook

Drew Ramsey at Twitter

The Genius Life 3: The Antidepressant Foods | Felice Jacka, PhD

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Dietary Improvement for Adults with Major Depression (The 'SMILES' Trial) by Felice Jacka et al., BMC Medicine

World's First Clinical Trial Shows Diet Fights Depression by Max Lugavere

Nutritional Psychiatry: Where to Next? by Felice N. Jacka, EBioMedicine

Understanding Atypical Depression: This Type of Depression Can Make You Feel so Tired That You Don't Want to Get out of Bed by Chris Iliades, MD, Everyday Health

Exercise and Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder by B.M. Hoffman, M.A. Babyak, W.E. Craighead, A. Sherwood, P.M. Doraiswamy, M.J. Coons, and J.A. Blumenthal, Psychosomatic Medicine

Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi

Antidepressant Foods: An Evidence-based Nutrient Profiling System for Depression by Laura R. LaChance and Drew Ramsey, World Journal of Psychiatry

Zinc: An Antidepressant by Emily Deans M.D., Psychology Today

10 Best Food Sources of Zinc by Kelly Kennedy, RD, Everyday Health

Consider the Oyster: Why Even Strict Vegans Should Feel Comfortable Eating Oysters by the Boatload by Christopher Cox, Slate

The Complicated Life of Cedar-Apple Rust, the Alien Fungus by Katie Burke, The UnderStory

'Forest Bathing' Is Great for Your Health. Here's How to Do It by Qing Li, Time

Anxiety vs. Depression: How to Tell the Difference by Kathleen Smith, PhD, Psycom

11 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack by Ana Gotter, Healthline

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

The Internet Apologizes: Even Those Who Designed Our Digital World Are Aghast at What They Created. A Breakdown of What Went Wrong—from the Architects Who Built It by Noah Kulwin, NYMag

Can Marijuana Trigger Schizophrenia? by Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes, Psychology Today

Studies on CBD and Schizophrenia, Project CBD

Avolition in Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment by Susan York Morris, Healthline

Patients Are Experimenting With Ketamine to Treat Depression by Ryan Loughlin, Wired

The Life-Changing Magic of Mushrooms by Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

Differences between EPA, DHA, and ALA, Always Omega-3s

What Are the Real Differences Between EPA and DHA? by Barry Sears Ph.D., Psychology Today

Vitamin B12 Fact Sheet, National Institutes of Health

Folate and Choline Interplay Investigated by Robert A. Jacob, Agricultural Research [via USDA]

Magnesium Fact Sheet, National Institutes of Health

Phytonutrients Reduce Blood Pressure & Inflammation, Dr. Axe

Is Veganism Good for Everyone? by Drew Ramsay

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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