Food & Nutrition

4 Healthy Eating Resolutions That Aren't Focused on Weight Loss

In January many of my clients are focused on shedding holiday pounds. But others see the New Year as a chance to establish healthy (and sustainable) eating habits for reasons other than weight loss. These folks are driven by goals like more energy, stronger immunity, improved strength and endurance, and better digestive health, sleep, or mood. Some are even driven by […]

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Alzheimer's Disease: Can Exercise Prevent Memory Loss?

Can exercise prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function? Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Possibly. Exercise has many known benefits, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening the bones and muscles, and reducing stress. It also appears that regular physical activity benefits the brain. Studies show that people who are physically active […]

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Ginkgo Biloba: Can It Prevent Memory Loss?

Can Ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function? Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Ginkgo biloba extract, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid. But it appears unlikely that Ginkgo biloba extract can slow or prevent age-related memory problems, or memory loss associated with mild […]