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Calm Your Mind with Food

by Dr. Uma Naidoo, MD

A revolutionary full-body approach to relieving anxiety, including anti-anxiety recipes and meal plan guidelines, from bestselling author, chef, nutritionist, and nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, MD.

About the book,
Calm Your Mind with Food

The United States is facing an unprecedented anxiety crisis.

At the same time, scientific and medical knowledge about these conditions is rapidly increasing, with massive strides being made in our understanding of the complex relationship between the mind and the gut. 

In this groundbreaking guide, Dr. Naidoo presents cutting-edge research about the ways anxiety is rooted in our brain, our gut, our immune system, and our metabolism.

Drawing on the latest science on the connection between diet and anxiety, Dr. Naidoo shows us how to effectively use food and nutrition as an essential tool for calming the mind.

You’ll learn:

  • How inflammation affects everything from anxiety and depression to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • How the trillions of bacteria living in your gut are key to controlling anxiety.
  • The six pillars for calming the mind.
  • What to eat to balance leptin, a key peptide that links the central nervous system to metabolic processes.
  • How to incorporate specific anxiety-busting foods into your diet, from the obscure (Ashwagandha) to the ubiquitous (Vitamin C).  
  • The best diets for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression

Along with guidelines for creating your own personal anti-anxiety meal plan and dozens of supernutrient-forward, delicious recipes, Calm Your Mind with Food will help you boost your immunity, reduce anxiety, and enhance your overall mental wellbeing.

“Once you read Dr. Uma Naidoo’s approachable, science-backed explanations of the connection between nutrition and mental health, you will forever alter your dietary choices. In her groundbreaking book, Dr. Naidoo masterfully teaches how to use food to relieve symptoms of anxiety and calm the mind.”

— Mark Hyman, MD, author of Young Forever

“When it comes to psychiatry, Dr. Uma Naidoo is a unique global leader who integrates her research and clinical work to provide science-backed protocols. In this amazing book, she tackles the #1 condition afflicting the world today: Anxiety. This book will transform the way you think about the food you eat to help calm your mind.” 

— Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

“I can’t say enough about the critical connections Dr. Naidoo draws between mental health and the food we eat. In her revolutionary book, she masterfully teaches how to use food to relieve symptoms of anxiety using principles of Nutritional Psychiatry, a field she has pioneered.

— Giada De Laurentiis, author of Eat Better, Feel Better

“Nutritional Psychiatry is a new discipline, and Dr. Naidoo is a leader in this field. This book is a must-read for anyone who is plagued by stress and anxiety, which is essentially every one of us!” 

— Deepak Chopra, MD, author of Living in the Light

“Drawing upon years of experience and cutting-edge research, Dr. Uma Naidoo expertly guides you on a journey to discover the essential connections between your dietary choices and your emotional resilience and mental health. Through her insightful guidance, you’ll learn how to nourish not only your body but also your mind, using food as a powerful tool to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and promote lasting mental health. Dr. Naidoo is a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychiatry and this book is a must read.”

— Keri Glassman

“This remarkable book beautifully illustrates how mindful eating can alleviate anxiety, offering a refreshing perspective in our anxiety-laden world. A must-read for those seeking solace and tranquility through the soothing embrace of nourishing meals.

— David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain and Drop Acid