"The genes for mental illness are likely the genes that regulate brain metabolism of essential nutrients."
- Linus Pauling, PhD, Two-time Nobel Prize Winner, 1968.
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.
Dr. Kaplan is a recipient of the 2021 Top 7 Over 70 Award.
When Calgary's Top 7 Over 70 Awards were announced last fall, everything was low-key because of the pandemic. In May 2022, the gala awards dinner was finally held, and I had the opportunity to meet my fellow honourees and learn about the significance of their contributions. It is very humbling to be in this group and look forward to following the impact of their work in the future.
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.
NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK.
On Sunday, December 5, Dr. Bonnie J. Kaplan conversed with Dr. Shabnam Das Kar to discuss her book, The Better Brain. Hosted by Shelf Life Books.
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 Dr. Jeni Johnstone, principal investigator at Oregon Health & Science University, the central site of the MADDY (Micronutrients in ADD Youth) trial.
-By Bonnie Kaplan and Julia Rucklidge
(Top 10% most-read health piece in 2021)
Episode #3 in the Body of Wonder series with Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes.
University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM).
- By Bonnie Kaplan