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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Feb 10, 2021

My guest this week is Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, a research psychologist and semi-retired Professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. Dr. Bonnie 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 efforts to include nutrition knowledge in the care of people with mental health challenges have earned her a variety of awards, including the Dr. Rogers Prize and in 2017 she was selected as one of 150 Canadian Difference Makers in Mental Health.

In this episode, Dr. Kaplan and I discuss how to make pill swallowing easier for children and adults. Dr. Kaplan’s evidence-based techniques have helped thousands conquer this essential life skill. Many children and adults, especially those dealing with developmental and mental health disorders, struggle daily with pill-swallowing whether it be necessary vitamins, minerals, or vital medications. Dr. Kaplan shares key tips on how to successfully implement her pill-swallowing techniques empowering its users to independently manage this daily task entirely on their own. Dr. Kaplan’s new book, ‘The Better Brain’,  co-authored with her former student Dr. Julia Rucklidge, is full of anecdotes, stories, and simplified scientific works to help readers understand the importance of nutrients for brain function.

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