Brain Food: How to support your brain now and for the future
4 November 2021
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Can the food we eat reduce our risk of depression? Which nutrients protect us from dementia? How should I eat for optimal brain performance?
The brain is the hungriest organ in the body, using between 20%-60% of a resting rate calories depending on our age. This means nutrition is essential for healthy brain development and proper brain function from childhood to old age.
But, while most people know what they should do to take care of their physical wellbeing, most of us don’t know what our brains need to be healthy. With mental health conditions on the rise around the world, the preventative and protective role of nutrition has never been more important.
In this talk you will learn:
Which nutrients are required to build the brain and where best to find them
The role of food in our risk of dementia (the leading cause of death in the UK)
The importance of the gut microbiome for brain health
And much more…
Welcome to the world of Nutritional Psychiatry.
*** We do record all of our webinars so if you cannot attend live you will be sent a recording ***
About Kimberley Wilson:
Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist and author of How to Build a Healthy Brain working in private practice in central London. She is a Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust and led the therapy service at HMP & YOI Holloway for 5 years, which at the time was Europe’s largest women’s prison. Kimberley believes the way we think about mental health – as separate from physical health – is flawed. Her philosophy of Whole Body Mental Health is a comprehensive approach to mental health care; integrating evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle factors with psychological therapy. Her degree in nutrition informs her approach of looking at the roles food and lifestyle play in our mental health, including disordered eating, the gut-brain axis and our emotional relationship with food. Kimberley hosts the podcast Made of Stronger Stuff alongside Dr Xand van Tulleken on BBC Radio 4 and its unique approach takes the pair on a journey around the human body.