Diet is an important modifiable risk factor in mood, cognition and behavioural disorders.
At this talk, author, lecturer and Nutritional Therapist, Ray Griffiths will discuss the role of the hippocampus (otherwise referred to as the seahorse in our brain) in depression and mood disorders, covering the underlying mechanisms, including neurogenesis, inflammation and neurotrophins.
· How to protect our inner seahorse, the hippocampus, from shrinking during stress
· How we can help our hippocampus regrow through neurogenesis to not only protect us from depression, but also Alzheimer's disease in later life
· Why mitochondria are important in brain function and the stress response
· The role of social and environmental enrichment in mood and mental illness.