How diet affects Mental Health, prevents and reverses depression | ft. Prof. Felice Jacka

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How does diet impact mental health? Which foods help prevent and reverse depression? What has science figured out on the connection between food and brain function?

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0:00 Introduction
0:58 What is Nutritional Psychiatry?
2:16 How it all started
4:08 The SMILES trial
9:07 Practical Applications
12:06 Prevention
13:27 Dietary staples for optimal mental health
16:17 Candidate Mechanisms
20:03 Lifestyle & Medication
21:55 What role does body weight play?
24:01 Conclusion & Additional Resources


Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

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  1. I've found food can be a double edged sword. Junk can certainly make people feel good, but also lethargic and foggy minded. Clean food alone from personal experience isn't so effective unless combined with some form of cardiovascular exercise.

  2. Incredible interview. Fascinating topic. Prof. Jacka is an amazing communicator of information.

  3. Did the SMILES study participants take antidepressant medication during the trial? If so they are testing diet as a an adjunct treatment not a primary one.

  4. Is there a way I can contact professor Jacka? This is the field of study I want to go into but I don’t know where to start and ther are no programs for it where I live. I currently only have my associate in pre med and was thinking of doing consumer science as my bachelor but If there’s another route I’d like to know about it.

  5. Great content as always! The only flipside I will add is this kind of eating can impact your mental health due to the external factors i.e how society reacts. I'm a lifelong vegetarian who has tried eating healthier as time goes on. Yet my mental health steadily declined – I think its less to do with the food itself but rather how food impacts the other facets of life e.g. dating, social eating etc. Its sad how most people only want to be around people who follow the "norm". Not trying to put anyone off but just something to keep in mind as its been impacting me personally a lot lately

  6. My diet is 90% vegan. I spend $5/day on food. I shop in cheep grocery stores where it takes a bit of patience to get quality produce but totally doable. I eat 2 oz of nuts a day, some EVOO, an apple, and an orange, grapes and whatever is in season. I make a smoothy with frozen cherries, blueberries mixed with ground flax seeds, soy milk powder, cocoa powder and nutritional yeast. Instead of water I use green tea. I also eat frozen mixed veggies. My main course is always some kind of legume: beans, chickpeas, lentils, buckwheat, etc. I used to be an omnivore and loved processed meats. But I also used to have pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, super high cholesterol and triglycerides, GERD, diverticulitis and Hemmaroids.

  7. Since they kinda scimmed over the keto diet and are talking more about the gut (which we don't actually know much about) more than metabolism which i would argue has more of a role; I would also reccomend Chris Palmer (Harvard MD) if you want to hear some seriously shocking improvements even in schizophrenic patients. Warning: probably less RCT data than case studies in relation to keto effects on MH.
    -p.s. not a doctor

  8. Stop calling depression and anxiety a mental disorder. For most people it's a very normal response to shitty life experiences….not a mental disorder.

  9. I think that keto diet particulary one that keeps your blood ketones high is good as a nootropic but not healthy long term same goes for sport performance diet that keeps your igf-1 topped up, low fiber so you can eat as many calories as you have to.. another example of a diet perfect for specific goal but not overall health.

  10. Underrated channel. We need to surround you in controversy so people pay attention. Maybe open a twitter account and send Elon a picture of your eggplant… you know… ask him how we would grow them on Mars? Or will we be opening factory farms on Mars? Do we ever develop ethics as a species?….. does any of this ever make sense?

  11. Can you please make a video on seed oils? I’m curious to see your take on it, hearing a bunch of mixed opinions from different doctors on the internet some saying they’re making everybody sick and some saying they’re superior to grass fed butter, olive oil, and avocado oil. Thanks!

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