podcast

#44: How to Beat Depression with Dr Drew Ramsey

10 Feb 2020

Today on the podcast I speak with Drew Ramsey, MD who 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 have been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lancet Psychiatry, and The Today Show, BBC, and  NPR, which named him a “kale evangelist.” He’s given two TEDx talks with a third coming this Fall. He is the author of three 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 e-course, Eat To Beat Depression, helps people maximize their brain health with every bite.

He is on the Advisory Board at Men’s Health, the Editorial Board at Medscape Psychiatry, and is a Scientific Adviser to the stigma-fighting non-profit Bring Change To Mind. 

The subjects that I spoke about with Drew on the podcast covered the following:

  • Drew’s background and his journey to Food (and Kale in particular)
  • What his clinical practice currently looks like and the conditions he sees regularly
  • What Nutritional Psychiatry means to him and how he practices it with patients
  • Some of his Patient experiences
  • How  to overcome the 3 barriers to nutritional  change (complication, time and money, over reliance on supplements)
  • The 21 nutrients of transformation
  • Inflammation as a cause of depression
  • The many different types of depression – emotions, neurochemical and the others we have yet to define
  • The gut brain axis and its importance to brain/mental health
  • His latest e-course and what he hopes to achieve with “Eat to beat Depression”
  • The wider determinants of mental health and how to scale a movement that delivers change

 

I’m delighted to confirm too that we have kindly been gifted a discount code for you all to use on Dr Drew Ramsey’s course - ‘Eat To Beat Depression - Harnessing the Power of Food to Boost Mood’.  By clicking on this link here to access the course, you will receive 15% discount off the original price of the course.

And remember to check out Dr Drew Ramsey on his website and social media pages by following the links on the page here, and also have a look at Dr Drew’s books - Eat Complete, Fifty Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet by clicking this link.

Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don’t forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!

There is A LOT of evidence based, safe dietary and lifestyle change that we as practitioners can be confidently discussing with our patients.  Listen to the end for a summary of our discussion and how to improve your overall wellbeing.

And don’t forget to check out The Doctor’s Kitchen newsletter every week for some great, easy to make, recipes using seasonal ingredients!

And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com and don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter for weekly science based recipes and listen to the end of the pod for a summary of our discussion.

*EAT TO BEAT ILLNESS is available in the USA! You can pick it up in all good book stores including Barnes and Noble, Indiebound and Amazon online.

GUEST: 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 have been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lancet Psychiatry, and The Today Show, BBC, and  NPR, which named him a “kale evangelist.” He’s given two TEDx talks with a third coming this Fall. He is the author of three 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 e-course, Eat To Beat Depression, helps people maximize their brain health with every bite. He is on the Advisory Board at Men’s Health, the Editorial Board at Medscape Psychiatry, and is a Scientific Adviser to the stigma-fighting non-profit Bring Change To Mind.  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 and forest.

with Dr Drew Ramsey
Print
Share:

get started

The Doctor’s Kitchen App

Download our app to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs.

SUBSCRIBE

Free 7 day meal plan

Sign up to our newsletter and receive a free copy of our breakfast, lunch and dinner plan to kick start your healthy eating.