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#84 The Brain Series (Part 2 of 3). Eating for ADHD with Dr Rachel Gow


View #84 The Brain Series (Part 2 of 3). Eating for ADHD with Dr Rachel Gow

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Research highlights a crucial link between nutrition, ADHD and brain health, and  there is some evidence, although not fantastic quality evidence, but some nonetheless, that indicates smart food choices for ADHD and Brain Health and data on supplementation which can influence cognitive Function,

On the show we have Dr Rachel Gow, Ph.D who is both a nutrition professional and experienced researcher plus a parent of a child with ADHD who has the experience of being in the position of not knowing what to  do to help their child. ADHD affects 1 in 20 children – 500,000 in the UK and roughly one in every classroom. And there are some incredibly well known figures in business, the arts and dance who are diagnosed with ADHD, but there is also a darker side to the condition that doesn’t get as much airtime and is something that we should be mindful of.

Rachel is a London based psychologist specialising in child and adult mental health and has specific expertise in ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and related learning and behaviour conditions. In addition, Dr. Gow is a Registered Nutritionist and has a Masters of Science in Psychological Research Methods, She has published approximately 22 peer reviewed book chapters and scientific papers, and her first book “Smart Foods for ADHD and Mental Health” is being published by Hachette in February 2021.

Dr. Gow frequently lectures at London Metropolitan University, the University of Surrey and has an honorary role at The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

On the show today we talk about:

  • Rachel’s personal story with her child’s development
  • OMEGA-3 Fatty acids and why they are critical for the brain and it’s function 
  • Clinical trials looking at supplementation
  • The impact of the gut on Serotonin, Dopamine, Neurogenesis and Brain Inflammation
  • OMEGA-3 for depression and ADHD

 

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Summary

Thanks again to Rachel for taking the time to come onto the show and talk about the topic of Eating for ADHD with us – what another super guest, and I was delighted to be able to chat with Rachel and to share this episode with you!

Do be sure to check our Rachel’s websites – her non profit is www.nutritiousminds.org and private clinic at www.nutritiousmindsconsulting.com .

There’s also a couple of research papers that we wanted to share with you too – DOLAB study and the Oxford Durham Study


Guest: Dr Rachel Gow

Rachel Gow, Ph.D is a London based psychologist specialising in child and adult mental health. She has specific expertise in ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and related learning and behaviour conditions. In addition, Dr. Gow is a Registered Nutritionist (under the category of Science). She has lived and worked in Washington DC and more recently Los Angeles, California. \

Dr. Gow has a W1 clinic called Nutritious Minds Consulting which provides a unique and comprehensive avenue to psychological health by adopting a personalised, science-based, integrative approach with interventions for the whole family. Dr. Gow frequently lectures at London Metropolitan University, the University of Surrey and has an honorary role at The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Dr. Gow was awarded a Ph.D in Child Neuropsychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; a Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods (Distinction) from Birkbeck University of London and an under-graduate Psychology degree First Class with Honors from the University of Kingston, London (accredited also by the British Psychological Society).

Collectively, she has approximately 18 years of psychological research and experience. She has published approximately 22 peer reviewed book chapters and scientific papers, and her first book “Smart Foods for ADHD and Mental Health” is being published by Hachette in February 2021. Dr. Gow has given interviews for various television (GMTV, BBC2, Sky News and Channel 4) and radio shows as well as featuring in other media outlets. She was named as a “Leading Lady” by Time & Leisure Magazine.


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