Healthy Diet Helps Fight Depression
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 551 , Segment 4
Episode: North Korea, Museum of Failure, Body Sensors Predict Illness
- May 11, 2017 11:00 pm
- 12:16 mins
(Originally aired Mar 14, 2017) Guest: Felice Jacka, PhD, Professor of Nutritional and Epidemiological Psychiatry, Deakin University When we’re feeling anxious or sad, we feel it in our gut – we say, “I have butterflies in my stomach” or “I’m feeling sick to my stomach.” But the relationship between your brain and your belly goes both ways. A growing body of research suggests the health of your gut – especially the bacteria in your gut – affects your mental health. One recent study published in the journal BMC Medicine, found that eating a healthy diet for 12 weeks led to reduced symptoms of depression.