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What to Eat to Build a Healthier Brain and What You Can Do to Help Improve Nutrition in Your Community With Kimberley Wilson

June 5, 2023

According to Kimberley Wilson, our brains are in trouble. Your brain needs certain nutrients for membrane fluidity, to send messages from one cell to another, and to manage inflammation. However, your brain may not be getting the nutrition needed to thrive across your lifespan. In this episode, Diana Hill talks with Kimberley Wilson about eating […]

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According to Kimberley Wilson, our brains are in trouble. Your brain needs certain nutrients for membrane fluidity, to send messages from one cell to another, and to manage inflammation. However, your brain may not be getting the nutrition needed to thrive across your lifespan. In this episode, Diana Hill talks with Kimberley Wilson about eating to maximize brain health and how we can intervene at the policy level to support healthy brains across our community.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why our brains are in trouble
  • What is DHA and why is it important to brain health
  • How to turn off inflammation
  • The role of Omega-3s in prenatal development
  • How much Omega-3s should you be eating
  • What you can do at the policy level to support brain health in underserved populations
  • Two things to know about taking Omega 3s
  • Why is choline important for brain health
  • Creative and easy brain-boosting breakfast ideas
  • Fiber’s role in brain health
  • The impact of nutrition on behavior
  • Two supplements to start taking today for brain health

About Kimberley Wilson

Kimberley Wilson is Chartered Psychologist, author, and visiting lecturer working in private practice in central London. She is a Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust and the former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Training Committee in Counselling Psychology. She led the therapy service at HMP & YOI Holloway, which was Europe’s largest women’s prison at the time.

A former finalist on the Great British Bake Off, and an award-winning food producer with a degree in nutrition, my work looks at the role food and lifestyle play in our mental health, including disordered eating, the gut-brain axis, and our emotional relationship with food.

Kimberley practices whole body mental health and is committed to demystifying theories and putting the information into the hands of the people who need it through social media, my Stronger Minds Podcast, and live events. Author of How to Build a Healthy Brain (talk about everything from food to sleep to breath) and her new book Unprocessed: How the Food We Eat Is Fueling Our Mental Health Crisis

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