Food for Mood with Dr. Judy Wurtman – November 15, 2018 Edit
Her discoveries include the phenomenon of ‘carbohydrate craving’ in which sweet or starchy carbohydrates are consumed to relieve depression, anxiety or anger (by raising brain serotonin). Dr Wurtman also showed that carbohydrate-rich foods can be used to decrease appetite and increase satiety especially among people treated with anti-depressants and other drugs used to treat emotional disorders. In addition Dr Wurtman along with her husband Dr Richard Wurtman showed that serotonin is involved in the eating and mood disturbances of premenstrual syndrome, seasonal depression and smoking withdrawal.
Dr. Wurtman has written 5 books, including Eating Your Way through Life, The Serotonin Solution, and Managing your Mind and Mood Through Food. She and her husband edited a series of books on Nutrition and the Brain and she has written over 40 peer-reviewed publications