Tag Archives: mental health and nutrition

Feeding the mind – as researchers in New Zealand explore the link between nutrition and mental health, could a Māori philosophy of wellbeing hold some clues?

Feeding the Mind” by Taryn Hale (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Pākehā), a UC Master’s student and Professor Julia Rucklidge, Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group and Professor of Clinical Psychology was published on 8 July in “The ACU Review”, the online publication of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

You may enjoy reading some other recent articles in this publication in the areas of Endangered languages and Public mental health.

You can also explore the ACU homepage.

Micronutrients for the mind

Minerals and vitamins fuel our cells, give us energy and help with our brain function. Yet 60 percent of the foods sold in supermarkets are ultra-processed and lack the micronutrients we need for good brain health. UC Professor of Clinical Psychology, Julia Rucklidge, wants to change that. In Episode 7 of our weekly science podcast UC Science Radio, she explains what our brains need to be healthy and how micronutrients can make a difference to mental health. It’s all part of her mission to reverse the mental health epidemic.

Check out Julia’s episode here, or on Spotify | Stitcher | Youtube | Apple Podcasts