Nutrition & Mental Health

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health
Julia Rucklidge
TEDx, 2014

7 dimensions of depression, explained | Daniel Goleman, Pete Holmes & more |
Big Think
February 2021

How to optimize your gut and brain bacteria | Dave Asprey | Big Think


Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?
April 27, 2011

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today

cited article:
Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999
J Am Coll Nutr. 2004 Dec;23(6):669-82
Donald R Davis

Characterization of Fulvic Acid Beverages by Mineral Profile and Antioxidant Capacity
Foods. 2019 Dec; 8(12): 605
Monika Swat

Pharmacologyonline 1: 817-825 (2009)
Bhattacharyya et al

Randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbohydrate-derived fulvic acid in topical treatment of eczema
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2011;4:145-8.
Justin J Gandy

Cranberries & blueberries in UTI prevention

A systematic review of the evidence for cranberries and blueberries in UTI prevention
Mol Nutr Food Res. 2007 Jun;51(6):738-45.
doi: 10.1002/mnfr.200600275.
Ruth G Jepson

In this review we assess the effectiveness of cranberry and blueberry products in preventing symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs).
…No relevant trials of blueberry products were identified.
…There is some evidence from four good quality RCTs that cranberry juice may decrease the number of symptomatic UTIs over a 12-month period, particularly in women with recurrent UTIs.

Blueberry & UTI,.29.aspx

Real food doesn’t need a label

Medical expert on healthy nutrition: ‘Protect the liver and feed the gut’
August 2, 2021

ABC News speaks with childhood obesity and diabetes specialist Dr. Robert Lustig about his new book “Metabolical: The Lure and Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine.”

Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences

Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences
from The University of Texas at Austin

1-year track tuition & fees:$25,300
2-year track tuition & fees:$25,600

Important dates & deadlines
Fall 2020
Rolling admissions: July 15, 2020
Program Start Date: August 30, 2020

Prerequisites for Admission Consideration:
1.Completed Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
2.Completion Specific Coursework (or equivalent) including:
◦ Organic Chemistry
◦ Biochemistry*
◦ Human Physiology
◦ Introductory Nutrition

* HarvardX’s Principles of Biochemistry
Length: 15 Weeks
Price: Verified Certificate for $199

Course coursework includes:
1. Advanced Nutritional Sciences I: Macronutrient Metabolism
2. Advanced Nutritional Sciences II: Micronutrient Metabolism
3. Molecular Nutrition
4. Experimental Design and Statistics
5. Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics

Students have the choice to complete 1 of 2 concentrations:
• Health Promotion & Disease Prevention:
1. Theories of Nutrition Behavior
2. Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
3. Energy Balance and Obesity
4. Disease Prevention
5. Current Issues in Nutritional Sciences

• Biochemical & Functional Nutrition:
1. Nutrition Immunology
2. Nutrition as Medicine
3. Nutrition and Cancer
4. Nutrigenomics
5. Current Issues in Nutritional Sciences


DW > Better brain health

Better brain health
DW Documentary
March 5, 2020


the case of the cannibalistic hamster: corn > vitamin B3

rats in junk food: memory impairment

microglial cells: ingest fragments from live neurons

Vitamin D and Immunity

Vitamin D: 4,000 IU recommended
December 12, 2021

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data
BMJ 2017; 356 (Published 15 February 2017)

25 mcg = 1,000 IU

hypercalcemia: 0.5% same in placebo group
renal stones: 0.2% same in placebo group

How To Boost Immune System Against Coronavirus Infection (Abazar Habibinia, MD, Director of CAASN)

– vitamin D 10,000 IU
– zinc 50 – 100 mg/day

– avoid sugars
– vitamin C > 3,000 mg/day
– flavonoids > 200 mg/day (enhance the function of vitamin C)

WBCs production
– vitamin A 10,000 – 20,000 IU/day
– vitamin E 800/day
– vitamin B6 100 mg/day

Is 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 Safe to Take?
May 2020
Dr. Eric Berg DC


Dr. Fauci: 6,000 IU
original source:
September 16

Dr. Fauci says to take vitamin D if you’re deficient — here’s how to know
Sep 26 2020

Nutrition > Starches

The food we were born to eat: John McDougall
Dec 4, 2012 What food habits do all great civilizations have in common? John McDougall suggests that starch-based diets are the foods humans were born to eat. He has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 40 years and is a bestselling author of several titles, including The Starch Solution.