Dr. Gemma Newman: Plant Powered Mental Wellness

Episode Summary

Dr. Gemma is a bright light in this world, and a brilliant medical doctor.​

I've resonated with all of the content that she speaks and shares on Instagram​ and was excited to dive into the topic of mental health, where we share a lot of common ground and philosophy.

Some highlights include... 

  • Gemma's background and how she got into plant based nutrition (for a deeper story tune into her episode on the Rich Roll Podcast)
  • The necessary ingredients to nurture your wellbeing
  • Are all human emotions pathologic
  • What mental health "disorders" have to do with physical health
  • The power of plant based nutrition in addressing mental health
  • How a plant based diet supports holistic wellbeing

You may also be interested in these mental health episodes...

Episode 8 with Dr. Bill Pettit

Episode 80 with Rohini Ross

Episode 141 with Drs. Benjamin and Susanna

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About Dr. Gemma Newman

Dr Gemma Newman has worked in medicine for 15 years and is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice where she has worked for 11 years. She studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine and has worked in many specialities as a doctor including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice. She gained additional qualifications in gynaecology and family planning. She is a graduate of the AFMCP course, and is a member of BSLM.


Dr Newman has a specialist interest in holistic health, plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. In her practice she has come to understand that body, mind and soul are not separate, and that it is only in addressing the root causes of stress and disconnection that we can truly heal, from the inside out. 


Dr Newman is an advisory board member of Plant Based Health Professionals UK and has contributed content on the topic of Diabetes for the Winchester University Plant Based Nutrition Course. She has also created content on the topic of Mental Health and Nutrition for The Diploma of Culinary Medicine by The Medicinal Chef. 


She is passionate about the study of psychology and meditation, and uses techniques she has learned to help her patients change their mindset to facilitate healing. She is also interested in the field of energetic healing, and is a qualified Jikiden Reiki practitioner having studied this as well as Western style Reiki for the purposes of pain relief.

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