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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds TETYANA ROCKS: Congratulations on completing week two. We are now halfway to completing this course. And I hope you enjoyed learning about mechanisms behind the associations between diet, nutrition, and mental and brain health. We’ll look at whether diet can be used to manage inflammation and how it might impact gut microbiota. We also examine how to evaluate the evidence and make it applicable to your own situation. I would like to encourage you to continue contributing comments next week, as we’ll look at specific diet approach that has shown noteworthy results in mental health research. We’ll also delve into principles and strategies of making changes to diet that are realistic and positive.

Skip to 0 minutes and 57 seconds I find that sharing your own knowledge and ideas makes for a rich social learning experience. And I look forward to being part of the conversation with you in week three. See you then.

What’s on for next week

Dietary change is a key moderator for mental and brain health.

Next week we will have a closer look at dietary interventions that might be useful at managing mental health.

We will explore and discuss:

  • the SMILES trial
  • the guiding principles of the ModiMed diet, which has been shown to improve mental and brain health
  • how to make successful dietary changes.

It will be a busy week when we will put all that we have learned into practice!

Your task

Given what you have learned so far, what next week’s topic/topics do you look forward to the most?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

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