Hi fellow-bloggers and readers,
Last month I was interviewed by Mathea Ford, RD, MBA, on her weekly “Nutrition experts podcast”, on the topic of how modifiable risk factors such as diet and exercise can actually change your brain! Emerging research shows that our brain is this incredibly plastic organ and through processes called neurogenesis (creation of new nerve cells in the brain) and neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change in response to our experiences), we can actually preserve cognitive function. We have known all along that our diet can profoundly influence the course of chronic disease ( the usual suspects such as diabetes and heart disease), but its impact on brain function is a relatively new discovery, opening up a whole host of exciting possibilities as to how we could tap into the power of whole foods (the foods that are already at your finger tips!), to improve cognitive function.
I would like to add that the research is still evolving, and most of the studies are in animal models, and at this time there is a paucity of studies involving human beings. Thus, there clearly are a lot of unanswered questions and we need more robust randomized, clinical trials (RCTs) in human beings at this time. That said, the evidence we have uncovered so far is pretty compelling, so please listen to this podcast by clicking on the button below:
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I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mathea Ford, a very enterprising RD who is passionate about nutrition and through her wonderful weekly podcast, she chats with other Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists and health professionals about cutting edge topics in the world of nutrition and health. Thank you, Mathea for interviewing me, I hope your listeners enjoy listening to our talk and all the very best for all your future endeavors!
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