Connecting immune health and mental health

In this special edition of the Integrative Practitioner Podcast, Drew Ramsey, MD, joins Integrative Practitioner associate editor, Avery St. Onge, to discuss how immune health and mental health impact each other. In addition, Ramsey provides insights on nutritional interventions aimed at improving microbiome health, mental health, and immune health.

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Drew Ramsey, MD, is a psychiatrist, author, and mental health advocate. His work focuses on Nutritional Psychiatry, Male Mental Health and optimizing mental fitness. He founded and currently leads the Brain Food Clinic, which offers consultation and integrative treatment regarding depression, anxiety, and emotional wellness concerns. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice based in New York City and Jackson, Wyoming.

His work has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Lancet Psychiatry, The Today Show, BBC, and NPR and he has given three TEDx talks. He is the co-author of the Antidepressant Food Scale and his e-courses on Nutritional Psychiatry education for the public and clinicians. His award-winning books Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety, Eat Complete, 50 Shades of Kale, and The Happiness Diet explore the connections between mental health and nutrition. He is on the advisory board at Men’s Health and on the editorial board at Medscape Psychiatry.