Episode 28

Mood Altering Power of Food and Farming

With Dr. Drew Ramsey

When Dr. Drew Ramsey, clinical psychiatrist and Columbia University professor, bought a small farm in rural Indiana, he learned more about food than just how to grow a tomato (albeit, he grows one fine tomato!). He learned that putting our hands in the soil is therapeutic, that there is nothing like picking ingredients from your garden and assembling a meal for your family, and much more.

Today, in our Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru talks with Broken Brain docu-series expert speaker and kale evangelist, Dr. Drew Ramsey. Dr. Ramsey integrates nutrition into his clinical psychiatry practice as an important component of treatment.

Dhru and Dr. Ramsey discuss the need to put brain health and psychiatry into the vocabulary of our daily lives, the many benefits of growing your own food, nourishing our minds with community engagement, and much more. You’ll even get to hear Dr. Ramsey’s favorite kale recipe that anyone can make easily.

I know you’ll love all the amazing information in this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – Find Dr. Ramsey online here, on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Read more about his Eat to Beat Depression online course and his latest book Eat Complete. Finally, here is Dr. Ramsey’s newly published paper on antidepressant foods.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. What is nutritional psychiatry?
    (2:53)
  2. The intersection of traditional psychiatry and Dr. Ramsey’s approach
    (5:56)
  3. Using food to improve mood and brain health
    (11:05)
  4. Farm life and its benefits
    (19:35)
  5. Regenerative agriculture
    (26:51)
  6. Eating locally in urban areas
    (34:37)
  7. Community as a form of nourishment
    (38:20)
  8. The latest science on food and brain health
    (43:31)
  9. Tips to choosing quality animal foods
    (46:35)
  10. Dr. Ramsey’s transition from vegetarianism to eating meat
    (49:22)
  11. Functional vs. dysfunctional medicine
    (54:33)
  12. Dr. Ramsey’s favorite kale recipe
    (56:16)
  13. Finding Dr. Ramsey online
    (1:02:35)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Drew Ramsey

Drew Ramsey, MD is a leading innovator in mental health, combining clinical excellence, nutritional interventions and creative media. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City.

His work and writing has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Lancet Psychiatry, and NPR, which named him a “kale evangelist.”, the Today Show, BBC and TEDx. He is the author of 3 books, Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health, 50 Shades of Kale, and The Happiness Diet. His new ecourse, Eat To Beat Depression, helps people maximize their brain health with every bite.

He splits his time between New York City and rural Indiana where he lives with his wife, children and parents on his 127 acre organic farm.

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