Eat Right: Chocolate Espresso Tofu Mousse

What could be better than satisfying your sweet tooth while getting a boost of nutrients and protein at the same time? Indulge guilt-free (in moderation, of course) in this rich and flavorful chocolate espresso tofu mousse from www.youbeauty.com.  “Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, flavonols and iron – all wonderful nutrients for the whole body,” says Dr. Michael Roizen, co-founder of YouBeauty.com…

New Year, New You: How to stay with your nutrition goals

If you’ve made a resolution to live a healthier life in 2014, congratulations! We all know how important exercise and healthy diets are, but it can be difficult to stick with them. A lifestyle change is often more effective than any single action. Why not use the four dimensions of brain health as your basis…

Helping Children Get Proper Nutrients

Getting kids to eat properly is difficult, especially with so many tempting, quick options that may not provide them with the proper nutrients we all know they require. A recent study, the DHA Oxford Learning and Behavior (DOLAB) study, found nutrition had a positive effect on learning in underperforming children. The children who were supplemented…

100 Years of Vitamins: Vitamin Intake Study

Did you know three quarters of people in the U.S. are not meeting their recommended intakes for vitamin A? In honor of the 100 anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, check out the infographic for helpful information about vitamin intake.

Life Expectancy Rates on the Rise

Life expectancy rates are on the rise according to the Global Burden of Disease Study. In the past, malnutrition and infectious diseases like measles were the main causes of death worldwide, but these days, deaths from chronic diseases like cancer are more common. The shift reflects improvements in sanitation, medical services and access to food…

Depressive Symptoms in Early Pregnancy

Some women develop depressive symptoms during or after childbirth, but it is unclear why some women do and others do not. A history of depression and difficult socioeconomic conditions increase the risk of developing depression, but other factors, including nutrition may contribute as well. Several studies have examined whether a woman’s omega-3 status is associated…

Support Your Family’s Brain Health

Staying healthy as a family is the best way to ensure each member is getting what they need to grow and sustain a healthy mind. There are simple nutrition tips and exercises you can do as a family to ensure everyone is healthy as they grow. Elizabeth Somer, M.A. and registered dietitian suggests families spend…

Foods That Boost Your Mood

Food does more than just energize the body – the right foods play a vital role in determining your mood by giving your brain the fuel it needs to run. We all know April showers bring May flowers, but sometimes that just isn’t quick enough. Here are tips from Elizabeth Somer, M.A. and Registered Dietitian,…

Drum Roll Please…

From Monday’s post – Ernestine Shepherd is 75 years “old,” or better yet “young.” Ernestine took the steps needed to get in shape in the second half of her life. We covered the socially connected mind, the physically active mind, now we’re sharing information about the nourished mind. A few key areas of nutrition have…