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Publisher's Summary

A revolutionary prescription for healing depression and anxiety and optimizing brain health through the foods we eat, including a six-week plan to help you get started eating for better mental health.

Depression and anxiety disorders are rising, affecting more than 58 million people in the United States alone. Many rely on therapy and medications to alleviate symptoms, but often this is not enough. Now, we know there has been a missing factor. With the latest scientific advances in neuroscience, nutrition, and the mind-gut connection, we have discovered that how and what we eat greatly affects how we feel, physically, cognitively, and emotionally.

Our brains consume 20 percent of everything we eat. And when the brain is deprived of essential nutrients, we suffer. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Drew Ramsey helps us forge a path toward greater mental health through food. Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety breaks down the science of nutritional psychiatry and explains what you should eat to positively effect brain health and improve mental wellness.  

Dr. Ramsey distills the latest research groundbreaking research on nutrition and the brain. By focusing on increasing brain cell health (neruoplasticity), reducing inflammation, and cultivating a healthy microbiome, he discusses the 12 essential vitamins and minerals most critical to your brain and body as well as anti-inflammatory foods that feed the gut. Ramsey helps listeners to assess barriers to self-nourishment and offers techniques for enhancing motivation. To get us started, he provides a kick-starter Six-Week Depression and Anxiety Mental Health Food Plan to incorporate key food categories, like leafy greens and seafood, along with simple, delicious, brain-nutritious recipes. 

Following the proven method Dr. Ramsey has used with patients for nearly a decade, you can confidently use food to help lift yourself out of anxiety and depression and control your own journey to full mental health.   

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Drew Ramsey (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Fantastic content and entertaining performance

Absolutely loved it and finished it quickly. The author has such a great performance that was entertaining and kept me interested. He was also very honest and open about his own experiences which gave it a lovely personal touch.

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Diagrams are missing from enhancement PDF

This audiobook kept referring to explanatory diagrams in the enhancement PDF which are not there. (only material from chapters 7 onwards is in the included PDF). I saw an interview with the author in which he was obviously very pleased with the illustrations and how helpful they were, so it was very disappointing to find them missing.

The text is good, as is the narration. The book is very informative and based on plenty of evidence. It is read by the author and his enthusiasm glows through. His approach is realistic and inspiring. I've read a few books on this topic and I found this one the easiest to follow, and the most motivating.

However the gaps around what is missing are frustrating. If you want a full understanding i guess you would be better to buy a copy of the print book, so I wouldn't recommend the audio version.

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  • Tiffany Maggard
  • 27-07-2021

The perfect balance of science and action steps

First, I am so grateful that Dr. Ramsey narrated his book. Narration by the author makes a world of difference. Dr. Ramsey provides just the right amount of science to substantiate his recommendations, in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way. I love the stories and examples he provides from his own life and patients as they made the book personal and authentic. The reason I stumbled upon this book in the first place is that after a few weeks of eating primarily whole, unprocessed foods, I noticed my chronic “blue mood” significantly improved. This was a huge awakening for me, especially given that I’ve been on and off antidepressants for my entire adult life. This book confirmed that food really is medicine. It gave me all the information and direction I need to up the ante and take this journey of eating to feel better to the next level.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-07-2021

Must read!

This book was suggested by my physician and I’m so glad I listened to it. It comes with pdf of journal example, recipes, and small steps to take when changing your diet. This book isn’t expecting you to make changes over night and gives you the tools that you need. The audible was great, and very easy to listen. The first few chapters are full of scientific data. After the 4th chapter, it is all useful information for those trying to improve their diets. And it even gives options for those with limits to their diet by health, religious beliefs, or choice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-2021

Excellent Book

This is an excellent book! After listening to it, I was able to start a healthy eating plan, eating foods that are good for and that I like, based on the author's recommendations. I found it was helpful for me to create a weekly checklist with the recommended foods that I like, and note how many times a week I should eat them. This has been incredibly helpful in meal planning to ensure I eat enough serving of the right food each day. I have been focusing on the foods TO eat instead of the foods NOT TO eat. By the time I eat all the healthy food for my brain, I am not hungry enough to consume junk food! I've been following the recommendations in the book for three weeks with ease (since I'm eating foods I like) and I have found my mood to be stable with little to no anxiety. I have finally discovered a healthy eating plan I can stick to with ease! Side note, I have also lost 5 lbs! :)

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  • Harli
  • 06-12-2021

Love it

I loved this audiobook. It gave me so much insight and really motivated me to change up my diet.

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  • Dr. Green
  • 24-11-2021

Diet to tickle your ears

Ramsey is obviously influenced by his farming past and doesn't look to scientifically scrutinise nise his own ideology. This book, like so many other diet books, adds to the white noise of confusion and disillusion of what is the healthiest human diet. He goes as far as to try and convince vegetarians and vegans that eating meat is essential despite the obvious fact that our bodies are not designed to digest meat. He fails to look at the actual needs of the human body and is more concerned with providing "proper nutrition" over health.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-2021

Amazing information, thoughtfully written to understand and implement

This book has given me a path forward on my journey to eat for my health (physical and mental). I appreciate that he does not say do this one thing and your life will be magically better. He gives instruction and reminds us that we are humans who may also be struggling with mental health and that makes change even harder at times. He encourages us through his writing to take steps forward and give grace to ourselves when we eat something that may not be nourishing… I would recommend this book to anyone not limited to those with anxiety and depression! Anyone that wants to learn how to better feed their body and mind in a nourishing way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-2022

Nice idea but book is not informative

So food affects your brain that Is good but book just basically states to eat healthily and that Is it. Not interesting.

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  • David Mitchell
  • 20-03-2022

Self healing

Extremely optimistic about what is to come in ones journey. narrator had a kind voice.

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  • jennifer aldana
  • 08-03-2022

Love it!

Learned a lot about nutrition and health and different ways in how it can make an impact on our mental health and overall well being.

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  • Williams
  • 01-12-2021

Great book! This is a book based on facts.

This book will teach you most of what you need to know to maintain brain, body and heart health.

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  • 05-11-2021

Life Changing

You must read this book. It is extraordinary. It will change your life very simply.

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