After healing postnatal depression with Vitamin B, I anguished between studying psychology or nutrition. I chose psych but ended up doing both, with research probing links between nutrition and mental health (ask me anything about omega-3, Mediterranean diet, enthusing children to eat broccoli). I’ve now morphed from researcher to freelance writer, inspired by writing narratively, talking to scientists and exploring new territory. I work at home with my puppy and am immersed in an online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Science Writing with Johns Hopkins University. I have about 60 scientific publications, and a growing portfolio of work in the public domain, including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, New York Times (Australia Diary), The Conversation, Washington Post and Medium.

Three facts about Helen Rodríguez-Trías, pediatrician-turned-healthcare activist

She pushed to end sterilization, legalize abortion, and give poor people access to quality healthcare

Can nutritious eating improve mental health?

One participant in a study on Mediterranean diet went so far as to say she was 'born again'