"Food & Brain" with Marney

Nutritional psychiatry — a discipline that studies the impact food that we eat has on our emotions and mental health.
Emerge — to become known.
Support — to help to show that something is true.
Scientific evidence — the facts that support or disprove some scientific theory.
Solid evidence —a really strong fact that supports or disproves some theory.
Anxiety — the state of feeling nervous or worried that something bad is going to happen.
Bipolar disorder — a mental illness causing somebody to change suddenly from being extremely depressed to being extremely happy.
Schizophrenia — a mental illness in which a person becomes unable to link thought, emotion and behaviour, leading to withdrawal from reality and personal relationships.
ADHD (attention deficit disorder) — a medical condition, especially in children, that makes it difficult for them to pay attention to what they are doing, to stay still for long and to learn things.
Psychosis — a serious mental illness that makes a person lose contact with reality.
Gut-brain axis — connection between the brain and the gut (the tube through which food goes inside our body and leaves the stomach).
Set the stage for — to the in which something is to .
Overprescribe — to prescribe (a medication, diagnostic test, etc.) in excess or more often than necessary.
Prescription drug/OTC drug — a drug that can be obtained only by means of a physician's prescription.
Processed foods — foods that have been treated or prepared by a special method, esp in order to preserve them.
Free radical — an atom or group of atoms that has an electron that is not part of a pair, causing it to take part easily in chemical reactions. Free radicals in the body are thought to be one of the causes of diseases such as cancer.
Artificial additive — artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives.
Nutritional deficiency — an inadequate supply of essential nutrients (as vitamins and minerals) in the diet resulting in malnutrition or disease.
Mental capacity — the ability to assess the situation and make decisions.
Inflammation — a condition in which a part of the body becomes red, painful and swollen (= larger than normal) because of infection or injury.
Mount up — to increase gradually in size and quantity.
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