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Brain Food: Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements.
Air Date: 3/9/18
Duration: 21:25
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Lisa Mosconi, PhD, INHC
Lisa-MosconiDr. Lisa Mosconi, PhD, INHC is the Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she was recruited as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology.

She also is an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, at the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Public Health, and at the Departments of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Florence (Italy).

Formerly, Dr. Mosconi founded and was the director of the Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab at New York University School of Medicine (NYU), and an Assistant Professor of the NYU Department of Psychiatry, where she served as the director of the Family History of Alzheimer’s disease research program.
  • Book Title: Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.mosconi.1
  • Guest Twitter Account: @dr_mosconi
Brain Food: Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power
Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. 

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Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be.

Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness.

Dr. Mosconi joins host Lisa Davis to discuss:

  • What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The most beneficial foods necessary to maintain brain health.
  • Why we need to revise our perception of a nutritious diet.
  • Why there is so much confusion about food and the brain.
  • How your gut health affects your brain.

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