What foods help prevent Alzheimer’s? (and the menopause connection)


Does food matter for Alzheimer's disease? The short answer is "yes", it definitely matters! The biggest impact that food could have is in prevention of Alzheimer's disease. According to lead neurologists, Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, up to 90% of Alzheimer's disease is preventable through lifestyle changes. 90%!! Learning this changed so many things for me, including how I thought about food as well as a new love for incorporating brain loving foods in my diet.  MIND Diet  This groundbreaking diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay - a bit of a mouthful! This eating [...]

What foods help prevent Alzheimer’s? (and the menopause connection)2023-09-29T11:24:32-07:00

Exercise like your brain depends on it


Exercise like your brain depends on it. Because it does. I’ve written before about exercise and the immune system, and I often talk about movement and its importance when working with clients, but I still feel like exercise is somehow easily brushed aside. But did you know that exercise is essential for brain growth?  Exercise grows your brain There is a neurotrophic factor that increases when we exercise - it’s called brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF for short). BDNF is essentially a growth hormone for the brain, it helps grow new neurons and increases neuronal connections. What does this mean? [...]

Exercise like your brain depends on it2020-09-30T05:40:05-07:00
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