Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored over 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books including a book called Power Foods For The Brain which the talk below is based on.
As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution.
He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee. In this talk Dr. Barnard discusses power foods for the brain to help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and increase your general well being. Check it out below…
To summarize do these for reducing risk of Alzheimer’s and increase well being:
- Eat colorful fruits and veggies daily: blueberries, grapes, broccoli etc for better memory.
- Take Vitamin E to eliminate free radicals from brain from foods like nuts / seeds (just a few), spinach, mangoes etc.
- Reduce trans-fat from foods like donuts, pastries; and saturated fats like from Bacon, meat, cheese/dairy.
- Reduce metals like iron, copper. Do not use iron skillets etc.
- Exercise: nothing crazy, just do brisk walk three times a week, up to 40 minutes each time.