Dr. Kaplan’s interview is now archived on the Holy Hormones Honey! page on VoiceAmerica – The Leader in Internet Radio. Dr. Kaplan explained why and how nutrition therapy was once the foundation for health – something many have forgotten. She also detailed the progression of how we transitioned from this common sense approach to medication therapy – and a ‘one pill for every ill’ mentality.
Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Micronutrients Part I
Noon ET; 11 am CT; 10 am MT; 9 am PT
Holy Hormones Honey! on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network
According to psychology researcher, Bonnie Kaplan, we are in a global mental illness epidemic. Indeed, scientists agree. In an article released July 24, 2013, Reuters reported that the rising costs of mental illness such as dementia, depression and addiction is overwhelming. Estimated costs of brain disorders in Britain alone are at more than $172 billion. Scientists are saying the same amount of funding is needed for research.
Bonnie Kaplan will say that independent peer-reviewed research on broad spectrum micronutrient treatment for mental disorders has already been conducted, and published.
Kaplan will be joining host Leslie Carol Botha for a two-part series on ‘Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Micronutrients’.
In the first interview Kaplan will explain the social/historical context of how society got to this point. In the second interview she will focus on the empirical data (including treatment studies) that links mental illness to inadequate nutrient intake.
Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine (Department of Paediatrics, Department of Community Health Sciences) at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally from Ohio, she did all her training in the U.S. (Univ of Chicago, Brandeis Univ) in experimental and physiological psychology. Her interest in the biological basis of behavior led to postdoctoral training and then faculty research in neurophysiology at the West Haven (CT) VA Hospital Neuropsychology Laboratory, and Yale University Department of Neurology, until she moved to Canada in 1979. She has published widely on the biological basis of developmental disorders and mental health – particularly, the contribution of nutrition to brain development and brain function. Her nutrition-related studies have focused on 1) broad spectrum micronutrient treatments for mental disorders, and 2) the effect of intrauterine nutrition on brain development and maternal mental health.
Kaplan’s research institute profile can be found here: http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/members/kaplan
Clicking on a link at the bottom of that page takes you to some of her most recent articles, as listed on PubMed.