In Episode #187, I sat down with Megan Lee to talk about food and mental health. Megan is a career researcher, scientist, and academic at Bond University on the Gold Coast here in Australia. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychological science (with honours) and her PhD in nutritional psychiatry is currently under examination. She has published research on food and mood, body image, disordered eating, dietary patterns, mental health, and occupational stress in academia. Following some back-and-forth on Twitter about the representation of one of her studies in the media, I invited her onto the show.
Some of the topics covered in this conversation include the current scientific understanding of the effect our diet can have on our mental health, anti-depressant medications and the lack of lifestyle approaches to dealing with mental health, the results from her study of plant-based eaters and depression, and the media’s misrepresentation of the study’s results.
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