WEDNESDAY JULY 19 2023, 1PM BST
How the Food We Eat Is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis With Kimberley Wilson and Christian Jarrett
Ultra-processed foods, packed with with chemicals and additives, are wreaking havoc on our physical health, fuelling the obesity crisis and causing heart disease and diabetes.
But what about the impact of these foods on our mental health? This is the question that distinguished psychologist Kimberley Wilson has set about answering. On July 19, she comes to Intelligence Squared to reveal the shocking truth about what our bad diet is doing to our minds. Drawing on her new book Unprocessed: How the Food We Eat Is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis, she will explore the link between nutrition and violence; she will reveal what common nutrient deficiency has been described by the WHO as the single most important preventable cause of brain damage; and she’ll set out the brain changes induced by just a few days of eating high-sugar, high-fat foods and how they affect our learning and memory.
But that’s not all. Wilson will also discuss the social injustice of poor nutrition, and how the poorest and most vulnerable among us are systematically ignored. She’ll challenge the status quo and demand decisive action from those in power, arguing that we need to talk about what our food is doing to our brains, and that we need to take action before it’s too late.
Join us for an eye-opening discussion about diet and the future of our mental health.