Nourish Your Mental Health – Mary Beth Albright

Jan 6, 2023 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Nourish Your Mental Health – Mary Beth Albright

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Author Interview series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is part of our Smithsonian Associates author interview series, and we have an excellent program about food, and the power food has to nourish our mind, and, importantly how food supports our emotional health and wellness in profound ways through both nutrients and pleasure.


Thank you so much for listening. As I say, we’ve got a great guest today, who, after reading her new book, ‘Eat & Fourish,’ I’ve been looking forward to for a while and whom I’ll introduce in just a moment…But, quickly, if you missed any episodes, last week was our 686th episode, when I spoke with National Pickleball Ambassador Nikki Weigel. Two weeks ago, I spoke with Smithsonian Associate Marion Turner about her new book, The Wife of Bath: A Biography. Wonderful subjects for our Not Old Better Show audience…If you missed those shows, along with any others, you can go back and check them out with my entire back catalog of shows, all free for you there on our website,…and if you leave a review, we will read it at the end of each show…leave reviews on Apple Podcasts for us.

On to today’s show: Food has the power to nourish our minds, supporting emotional wellness through both nutrients and pleasure. Our guest today, journalist Mary Beth Albright will tell us all about this from her new book, Eat and Flourish: How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being. Mary Beth Albright will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up. Please check out our website for details on Smithsonian Associate Mary Beth Albright and her presentation titled, Nourish Your Mental Health<.a>. But we have Mary Beth Albright today who’ll tell us all about the cutting-edge research to explain the connection between food and mood. Mary Beth Albright redefines emotional eating based on science, revealing how eating triggers biological responses that affect humans’ emotional states both immediately and long-term, and the complex studies from the new field of nutritional psychology and offer straightforward suggestions for what to eat and how to eat it all focused on the latest foods. The art and science of how and what to eat for emotional well-being.

That, of course, is my guest today, Mary Beth Albright, reading from her new book, ‘Eat & Flourish,’ Mary Beth Albright is a Smithsonian Associate, writer, editor, and executive producer at the Washington Post. She was a project director and subject-matter expert for the U.S. Surgeon General and has appeared on the Food Network.  Please join me in welcoming Smithsonian Associate Mary Beth Albright.

My thanks to author and Smithsonian Associate Mary Beth Albright, and her new book, ‘Eat & Fourish: How Food Supports Well-Being.” Thanks, Mary Beth, for reading today.  Mary Beth Albright will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes today for more details about Mary Beth Albright at Smithsonian Associates.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast…please be well and be safe, which I’m mentioning in every show because I want to bring attention to the issue of assault rifles, which aren’t safe, in anyone’s hands but the military and law enforcement.  Assault rifles are killing our children and grandchildren in the very places they learn: schools!  Please, let’s work together to eliminate assault rifles, and let’s do better.  Let’s talk about Better…the Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast, Smithsonian Associates Author Interview series…

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