In this keynote presentation, Dr. Uma Naidoo, author ofThis Is Your Brain on Food, draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health. A Harvard psychiatrist who has studied nutrition and is a trained professional chef, Dr. Uma discusses the connection between the gut and brain, and provides valuable insights into how a sound diet can help prevent and remedy a range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety to OCD.

This session was originally presented live on Thursday, January 21, 2021 during theNaturally Informed Mental Wellness: Mastering the Marketvirtual conference.

To view more informational and educational sessions from this and other Naturally Informed virtual events, register for free on-demand access:
Taking Control of the Immunity & Wellness MarketSessions include:
  • Strategies for Immune Wellness with Mark Hyman, M.D.
  • Wellness and Immunity: A new mega-trend? with Shelley Balanko, Ph.D., of The Hartman Group
  • Nutrients & Nutraceuticals for Immunity with James DiNicolantonio, PharmD
Driving Value Through Sustainability Across the Supply ChainSessions include:
  • Regenerative Agriculture 2020: A Primer on the Future of Food with Thomas M. Newmark of The Carbon Underground
  • Retailer Roundtable: Starting Local to Spark Change with Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers, and Abraham Nabors, Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
  • Resilience in Action: Best Sourcing Practices for Supplier Sustainability with Greg Ris, Indena U.S.A., Inc.
Driving Opportunities in the Microbiome SpaceSessions include:
  • Postbiotics: What are they and how do they work? with Colin Hill, Ph.D.
  • Your Guide to a Complete Microbiome Makeover with Fred Pescatore, MD, MPH, CCN
  • The New Frontier? AI and personalization in the microbiome space with Afif Ghannoum, Aline de Santa Izabel, Mariette Abrahams, and Jay Jacobowitz of Retail Insights
Mental Wellness: Mastering the MarketSessions include:
  • Nutrition for Life: Introducing the Link Between Food, Brain Development, Mental Performance & Behaviour with Dr. Alex Richardson
  • New Ashwagandha Research for Stress, Sleep & Immune Health with Dr. Michael Lelah
  • Psychedelic Therapy: Healing Hearts, Minds and Souls with David Bronner

Join Us for More Education & Networking!

On April 21-22, 2021, WholeFoods Magazine and Trust Transparency Center will host our next virtual event in the #NaturallyInformed series: Nutri-Beauty: Mastering the Market. The nutricosmetics and beauty-from-within market is booming as self-care becomes more important to consumers taking charge of their own health. When it comes to the nutri-beauty market, seeing is believing, with consumers expecting visible results. From a perfect smile and smooth, radiant skin to thick, shiny hair and strong nails, consumers want to look and feel their best. During this two-day event, we will bridge the gaps between science and strategy in the beauty-from-within space, bringing together world-class research, business intelligence, and regulatory insights to allow suppliers, brands, retailers, practitioners, and other industry players to master the rapidly developing space. Reserve your spot for this free event, and check out the rest of the 2021 schedule, at