Dr Chatterjee talks to Dr Lisa Mosconi, Neuroscientist, Professor of Neuroscience & Neurology, certified integrative nutritionist and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s prevention clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. They discuss the links between what we eat, our brain and nourishing our brain for our future health.
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.
This PET scan shows the brain activity of a 50-year-old woman on a Mediterranean-style diet (left) and of a 50-year-old woman who’s followed a Western diet most of her life (right). The colour scale reflects brain activity, with brighter colours indicating more activity and darker colours indicating less.
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