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Why nutrition is important for the brain

The brain is the most energy-hungry organ in the body. Despite the fact that it weighs just 1.5kg, it steals roughly 25% of the body’s energy requirements. It is therefore…

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a loaded word, feared by patient and public alike. It conjures up images of dangerous and crazy people. In truth, most members of the public…

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disorder that is caused by a degeneration of cells in the part of the brain that produces the neurotransmitter dopamine (chemical messenger). It is…

Depression

About Depression Depression is rated by the World Health Organisation as the leading cause of disease burden amongst high income countries. Depression is characterised by feelings of worthlessness or guilt,…

Bipolar Disorder

About Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Bipolar disorder is characterised by episodes of deep depression followed by mania. The set of symptoms and their severity varies considerably from person to person,…

Recorded Seminars and Webinars

Why Lack of B Vitamins and Omega-3 are Driving the Dementia Epidemic with Emeritus Professor David Smith Watch now Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, University of Oxford is…

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We’re here to help you support your mental health At Food for the Brain Foundation, we are dedicated to generating awareness about the important role that nutrition and lifestyle plays…

5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing During COVID-19

Throughout this period of forced social isolation, many are fortunate enough to be living with family and therefore may not feel the negative effects of social distancing as much. However,…

4 Great Sleep Hacks to Improve Mental Wellbeing

Just one night of little sleep can have a significant impact on our mental wellbeing and cognitive function.  Although it may appear that our brain completely switches off whilst we’re…