How do you maximize your mental clarity, memory, energy, and productivity? How do you minimize time lost to depression, fatigue, and chronic pain? By feeding your brain and body what they need to function at the top of their game! But which diet is best for mood, focus, and well-being—Plant-based? Mediterranean? Paleo? Do antioxidant supplements and superfoods like blueberries, chia seeds, and kale smoothies really work? Come hear a unique, provocative and entertaining lunchtime talk that will change the way you think about food forever! Time to take the confusion out of nutrition and empower yourself with the solid science and common sense facts you need to make your own smart choices about what to eat. There will be time for lively discussion and Q&A at the end. Come hungry for knowledge and bring your toughest food questions!
Georgia Ede M.D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist with special interest and expertise in nutrition. She was the first psychiatrist at Harvard University Health Services to offer nutrition consultation as an alternative to medication management, and currently practices at Smith College in western Massachusetts. Dr. Ede speaks internationally on a wide range of nutrition topics, including Alzheimer’s prevention, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, and dietary strategies to optimize brain health. She writes about food’s powerful effects on brain chemistry, hormonal balance and metabolism for Psychology Today and explores nutrition and all aspects of physical and mental health on her website DiagnosisDiet.com. Dr. Ede particularly enjoys getting to the bottom of nutrition controversies and translating confusing scientific information into common sense approaches that everyone can use to make healthier food choices.