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UC Connect public lecture: Building a better brain with nutrition

Wednesday, July 21, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: nutrition, brain, development, Lectures, seminar

In an upcoming FREE UC Connect public lecture, world-leading scientist Professor Julia Rucklidge will share her knowledge of how nutrition can help overcome stress, ADHD, and depression.

Date: Wednesday 4th August 2021.
Time: 7 to 8pm.
Location: C Block Lecture Theatres (University of Canterbury Ilam campus).

This talk will review the ground-breaking research over the past decade, uncovering an alarming picture of declining food quality as risk factors for all kinds of psychiatric problems. Professor Rucklidge will then describe practical ways to use nutrition to better feed the brain.

Professor Rucklidge's talk will explore the following questions:

  • What if we’re looking for solutions to mental health problems in some of the wrong places?
  • What if instead of treating mental illness with prescriptions and medication we changed what we eat and how we feed our brains?

Dr Julia Rucklidge is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury, the Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab, and co-author of new book "The Better Brain" (Penguin, 2021).

Find out more about this UC Connect public lecture on building a better brain with nutrition, including how to register.