Nourish your Brain

Food is an important component of brain health, so for my Brain Health Awareness Month series, today I am highlighting a podcast and book I read a couple of years ago, which I found very useful.

Dr Lisa Mosconi is a neuroscientist, Professor of Neuroscience & Neurology, certified integrative nutritionist and associate director of the Alzheimer’s prevention clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. She has published a number of books on brain food, which you can find on Amazon, including, Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Health

How to eat for maximum brainpower and health, from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition.

“Powerful advice on how to eat for maximum brainpower.”
–Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times-bestselling author

“Incredible.” -Maria Shriver

“This fascinating book not only reveals the science behind neuro-nutrition, it shows us what we could be eating for maximum brain power.” -Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times-bestselling author of YoungerThe Hormone Reset Diet, and The Hormone Cure

In this eye-opening book, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, a neuroscientist and integrative nutritionist, explains why the dietary needs of the brain are different from those of other organs. Her innovative approach to cognitive health encompasses a complete food plan, including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid as well as information to help you determine where you are on the brain-health spectrum. Brain Food can help improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, and lift depression.  

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And now, a link to a podcast, where Dr Chatterjee talks to Dr Lisa Mosconi, and they discuss the links between what we eat, our brain and nourishing our brain for our future health.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/18-best-foods-to-nourish-your-brain-neuroscientist/id1333552422?i=1000411683142

This episode Highlights:

  • Hear how Lisa’s research has enabled her to detect signs of dementia in the brain up to 20 years before outwards symptoms show.
  • What does Lisa think we can do to combat signs of dementia?
  • When did Lisa discover that genetics and nutrition both play a part in brain chemistry and therefore the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s?
  • How has her knowledge of nutrition changed the way Lisa sees patients symptoms?
  • Why does Lisa pick these top 5 most brain-boosting foods?  Water, fish eggs and fatty fish, berries, dark green leafy vegetables, extra virgin olive oil.
  • Hear about the ground-breaking research that Lisa and her team are conducting at the Alzheimer’s prevention clinic.
  • What does Lisa think is the disconnect between scientific nutrition knowledge and the general population’s knowledge of nutrition?
  • Listen to how our diet earlier in life can affect our brain and its function in our retirement.
  • What are Lisa’s thoughts on feeding her toddler and how she believes this is helping her development?
  • Hear Lisa’s top tips for great brain health now and in the future.

Notes on the podcast available at: drchattterjee.com/lisamosconi

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