Dr. Uma Naidoo is the ultimate triple threat – she’s a bestselling author, a renowned professional chef, and the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. After pursuing her passion in medicine through a fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Uma started to conquer her love for cooking by completing both savory and pastry classes at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and at the Culinary Institute of America.
Uma not only graduated as a Professional Chef from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA with High Honors, but she was also awarded the coveted M.F.K. Fisher Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Innovation. In 2020, Uma published her book, Your Brain on Food – integrating her professional accomplishments in medicine, psychiatry, nutrition and cooking. Dr. Uma is full of valuable insight into the impact that food can have on your mood, your mind, and other mental health conditions, and I’m confident that this conversation will give you new tools to improve your performance and longevity — let’s go!