Healthy Living for a Sharper Mind is a clinicians' guide to lowering your risk of Alzheimer's disease and improving your overall health. The evidence-based information on this site is presented by physicians and pharmacists and nutritionists to help you in your journey to better health.
This site is designed for people as they approach middle age to help them lose weight, boost their energy, reduce their levels of inflammation, and most importantly protect their hearts and their brains. We believe that most of the vitamins and nutrients you need for a healthy body and a strong mind can be found in nutritious foods such as those found in our "Pharmacy in your Kitchen" Section. However, for those people that need additional supplements, we recommend working with your physician to see what supplements may be right for you and that you consider pharmaceutical-grade supplements such as those found in our on-line store.
The intent of this site is to share with patients, family, friends, and readers what we, as clinicians, have learned about the long-term effects of nutrition, exercise, stress, and sleep on our brains and our overall health. Although hundreds of books have been written on similar subjects over the years, it is sometimes difficult to sort truth from myth regarding how exercise and food affect our bodies—and our minds.
Healthy Living for a Sharper Mind provides information based on clinical evidence, cutting-edge research, and years of experience with thousands of patients and families in our practice. You may be surprised to learn that research has shown that Alzheimer’s disease starts twenty and sometimes thirty years before any symptoms are noticed. The great news is that the progression of this disease can be significantly influenced by our lifestyle choices. By improving your diet, exercising regularly, reducing your stress, getting a good night’s sleep, and keeping your brain active, you can dramatically reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to protecting your brain with these better lifestyle choices, you reduce your risk of getting other diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and strokes. By making some changes in your daily habits and reducing the levels of inflammation in your body, you can not only look and feel better, but you can actually improve your overall health.
Healthy Living for a Sharper Mind will help you discover not only why but how to make food choices that will create a healthy body and a revitalized brain. You will learn to eat well and will feel better than you have in years. You’ll make healthy choices not because you have to, but because you will want to when you realize how much better you feel. You’ll have the flexibility to make smart choices from a wide selection of foods without compromising taste or the enjoyment of eating. Our goal is to add years to your life and, more importantly, life to your years.
We hope to change your perception of how the brain ages and what you can do to help prevent memory loss as you grow older. What you’re about to learn can make you feel and look better by guiding you to make better dietary decisions, to exercise more, and to get enthusiastic about your health. As a wise physician and friend told us, “It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how many things you accumulate in this life if you’re not healthy enough to enjoy them.” Good luck in your journey to better health and a sharper mind.
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