Share your diet-depression success story: SMILES study looking for your input

January 19, 2017

Professor Felice Jacka, nutritional psychiatry researcher and founder of ISNPR/International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research posted this exciting news and important request on the ISNPR facebook page: The SMILES RCT, which is the first randomised controlled trial to test whether dietary improvement can actually treat depression, has now been accepted for publication in BMC Medicine (publication […]


Research opportunity: Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis – participate in diet research

January 13, 2017

We know that anxiety is very common in both Multiple Sclerosis/MS and Parkinson’s disease so I’m sharing this diet research opportunity in case you or someone you know can benefit. Dr. Terry Wahls, author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (and past speaker on the […]


Anxiety and stress research summary: mother’s age, coffee and benzodiazepines

November 20, 2015

I like to keep up with recent research papers and I post new studies on my facebook page each week asking for feedback, results, opinions and more. I’ve decided to try something new and I’ve gathered a few of the hot topics into a blog to share here. Here are a few recent studies and […]


Western diet is associated with a smaller left hippocampus and anxiety

October 23, 2015

A new food and mental health study has been published in the international BMC Medicine journal: Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation. The lead author is Associate Professor Felice Jacka from Deacon University in Australia. Here is the conclusion of the study:  Lower intakes of nutrient-dense foods and higher intakes […]


The Anxiety Summit – What if… Nutrition could Treat Anxiety and Depression?

May 6, 2015

  Julia Rucklidge PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, was interviewed on the Anxiety Summit by host of the Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution. Julia has over 75 peer-reviewed studies and is passionate […]