For many years she studied the role of nutrition in mental illness and brain development.
Now, in retirement, her passion is to teach people how our diet influences our brain and mental health.
A paradigm-shifting approach to treating mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD with food and nutrients, by two leading scientists who share their original, groundbreaking research with readers everywhere for the first time. More information about the book can be found here.
On Monday, July 5, Dr. Bonnie J Kaplan and Dr. Julia J Rucklidge spoke with Irena Karshenbaum at an Owl's Nest Bookstore event in Calgary, Alberta.
The genes for mental illness are likely
the genes that regulate brain metabolism of essential nutrients.
This 4-minute video shows the human side of micronutrient treatment, explaining why so many of us are committed to exploring the role of nutrition for improving mood regulation and mental health.
This particular video was made by the central site of the MADDY (Micronutrients in ADD Youth) trial, which is Oregon Health & Science University.
It is projected that overall, mental health symptoms will substantially intensify during the pandemic. Many will lose hope, lose faith, or lose someone they love. Mental health is being called the “parallel pandemic,” expected to impact more people and for a longer period of time than COVID itself, especially for those without a history of depression and anxiety.
The good news is there are literally hundreds of evidence-based, simple (though not always easy) practices in each of these areas that can be gently included in our lives to boost mental health resilience in a short period of time.
That’s why I was so honoured to be invited to speak on day 3 at the Never Alone Global Mental Health Summit, a free online event held from May 22-24. The Never Alone Summit brought together an extraordinarily diverse group of speakers - 72 in total - to share mental health strategies, practices and practical tools to boost mental and emotional resilience for you and people you love.
Thanks to the co-sponsorship of the John W. Brick Foundation and the Deepak Chopra Foundation, this event is available free on Facebook and YouTube. You can watch any or all of it on-demand.
-By Bonnie Kaplan
- By Bonnie Kaplan