Episode 2 of the Smash Depression Podcast delves into the role of nutrition and eating habits in depression.
There are now several ways to download or subscribe to the Smash Depression Podcast. It’s available at iTunes and also available at Stitcher. You can also stream this episode at the bottom of this post, or you can download directly right here.
Download Episode 002 with guest Angela Dailey
MP3 | 59 minutes | 28 MB
In the opening segment I present my very simplified approach to healthy eating, recall my own up-and-down experiences on that front and share some tips for making healthy eating habits stick. That runs about 12 minutes.
The second segment consists of an interview with Angela Dailey from MentalHealthFood.net. She is the author of Cooking to Cure: A Nutritional Approach to Anxiety and Depression. The interview begins around the 13:30 mark and runs around 40 minutes.
Cooking to Cure: A nutritional approach to anxiety and depression
Our conversation touches on various topics, including:
- Why attention to nutrition is so important for depression sufferers.
- How fast food, junk food and processed foods contribute to poor nutrition.
- The “Western Diet” vs the “Mediterranean Diet”.
- Why it’s preferable to get needed nutrients from food rather than supplements or multi-vitamins.
- What foods you should be adding to do your diet to battle depression.
- The role of tryptophan in nutrition and depression.
- Why Omega-3s and “good fats” are so important.
- Why cooking and preparing your own meals is such a valuable, empowering habit.
Whatever you’re a healthy eating newbie or expert, this interview is chockful of useful information and advice.
If you like what you hear, or if you want to offer some constructive criticism, please leave a review at iTunes. Thanks.
Music credit: “Vadodora Chill Mix” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons.