Building a Better Brain with nutrition - public talk

30 July 2021

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, a world-leading scientist will share her knowledge of how nutrition can help overcome stress, ADHD, and depression.

  • Better Brain

On 4 August, the Director of Te Puna Toiora | the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab at UC, Clinical Psychology Professor Julia Rucklidge will explore the subject in a free, livestreamed public talk at the University’s Ilam campus, including answering the questions:

  • What if we’re looking for solutions to mental health problems in some of the wrong places?
  • What if instead of treating mental illness with prescriptions and medication we changed what we eat and how we feed our brains?

This talk will review the ground-breaking research over the past decade, uncovering an alarming picture of declining food quality as risk factors for all kinds of psychiatric problems. Professor Rucklidge will then describe practical ways to use nutrition to better feed the brain.

Dr Julia Rucklidge is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury, the Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab, and co-author of new book The Better Brain (Penguin, 2021).

UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168

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