"Food & Brain" with Marney

Nutritional psychiatry
— a discipline that studies the impact food that we eat has on our emotions and mental health.
— to become known.
— 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.
— 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.
— a mental illness in which a person becomes unable to link thought, emotion and behaviour, leading to withdrawal from reality and personal relationships.
(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.
— 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
in which something is
— 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.
— 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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