Dr. Georgia Ede MD

Dr. Georgia Ede - 'Our Descent into Madness: Modern Diets and the Global Mental Health Crisis'

Dr. Georgia Ede gives a lecture about the decline in mental health and the connection to nutrition. Poor nutrition may be one of the driving factors behind many mental illnesses.
She proposes that SAD is damaging the brain in three ways: Inflammation and oxidation, the sugar induced hormonal roller coaster, and insulin resistance.

Dr. Georgia Ede - 'Nutritional Psychiatry in the Real World'

This is an interesting talk by Dr. Georgia Ede on the role of food and nutrition in treating mental conditions, the benefits of food in general and for her patients in particular.
1 in 6 US Americans takes psychiatric medication. Depression is the number 1 cause of disability. While medications may help, they have side effects, among them insulin resistance. Meds can help altering brain chemistry, a more powerful tool though is food, because that is where brain chemicals come from.

Dr. Georgia Ede - 'EAT-Lancet's Plant-Based Planet: Food in the (Mis)Anthropocene'

A closer look at the EAT-Lancet study for plant-based food. It leaves us with the impression that meat is detrimental to the health of people and the planet. But the contents of the report actually say otherwise.
Dr. Ede says the EAT-Lancet report wants us to adopt a dangerously deficient plant-based diet under the guides of compassion and responsibility and health. By their own admission their diet is insufficient for pregnant women, babies, growing children, teenage women, the aging adults, the malnourished, and impoverished. Lastly, it's also inappropriate for people with insulin resistance. And everyone else has to supplement. So, they are saying their diet is insufficient and inappropriate full stop.
So, what is their mission? From the study: "the scale of change to the food system is unlikely to be successful if left to the individual or the whim of consumer choice ... By contrast, hard policy interventions include laws, fiscal measure, subsidies and penalties, trade reconfiguration, and other economic and structural measures." (page 33)
The science this study is based on is mostly based on epidemiology. But these kinds of studies can only be used to get ideas or hypotheses that then need further investigation. They cannot be used to create guidelines. When tested in clinical trials, they were proven wrong at least 80% of the time.

Georgia Ede: Brainwashed - The Mainstreaming of Nutritional Mythology

What is the care and feeding of the human brain?
The human brain prefers pre-agricultural diet which includes protein and fat. But persistent nutrition myths make people believe the opposite. They are based on epidemiological studies.
The weakness of epidemiological studies is, that scientist don't test their hypotheses by changing people's diets, but instead give people food questionnaires which rely on the memory of the participants for extended periods.
On the basis of 3 inconclusive trials including 26 subjects, the WHO made the statement that red meat causes colon cancer. Other studies saying the evidence was inconclusive were ignored on the report of the WHO.