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Why is diet considered one of the most potent tools in protecting the brain against Alzheimer’s disease?
Even though we’ve made enormous strides in Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment over the years, your diet is still one of the major keys when it comes to prevention. And for good reason. When it comes to brain health, food isn’t just fuel, it becomes part of you. You literally are what you eat.
I’m excited to welcome Dr. Richard Isaacson, MD, to our show today. Dr. Isaacson is a Preventive Neurologist at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases. In 2013, he founded and directed the first Alzheimer’s prevention clinic in the US. He’s also the author of several books, including The Alzheimer’s Prevention & Treatment Diet: Using Nutrition to Combat the Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.
You already know a healthy diet is important for your overall health. But the truth is, an unhealthy diet has significant negative effects on your brain, even causing areas like the hippocampus to shrink. If you want to understand how to use nutrition to better your long-term brain health, this episode is for you.