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Michael Pollan '76 Explores How to Change Your Mind

The latest book from journalist, food reform advocate, and award-winning author Michael Pollan '76 will explore how mind-altering psychedelics might be used to treat depression, anxiety, and addiction.

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Michael Pollan

On March 27, Pollan spoke at the Stranahan Theater & Great Hall in Toledo, OH, as part of its Authors! Authors! series.

Toldeo Blade covered the event, which featured a Q&A discussion with WGTE Public Media, as well as questions from the audience. 

"As much as nutritional science is changing, the big facts have been consistent for a long time, which is to say a plant-based diet is the best way to eat, small amounts of meat, it’s not going to hurt you ... and that the most important distinction, I think, is between highly processed foods and minimally processed whole foods," Pollan said at the event.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. It’s really all you need to know.

Michael Pollan '76  

Pollan's latest book, available May 15, is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Read the starred review from Kirkus Reviews.