An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

Like any other part of your body, your brain needs daily exercise. Neglecting your brain health can make you vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As a neuroscientist, I’ve spent decades guiding patients with memory problems through brain-enhancing habits and exercises — many of which I practice, too. Here … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares 10 foods she always buys to keep her brain ‘young and sharp’—at any age

I never go grocery shopping when I’m hungry. People who do are more tempted to buy unhealthy comfort snacks and packaged goods, rather than whole, nutritious and satisfying options. I’m very intentional about what I put in my body. So, as a nutritional psychiatrist and author of “This Is Your Brain on Food,” people often … Read more

A nutritionist shares the ‘underrated’ longevity food she eats every day to boost her immune system

Looking for a healthy, inexpensive protein that can boost your immune system and help you live longer? Grab some legumes the next time you’re at the grocery store. According to a 2022 study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, swapping out red meats and processed foods for legumes, whole grains, vegetables can increase life expectancy … Read more

4 nutritionists share what they eat during the cold season

As we head into another flu season amid the continued threat of Covid variants, the question that’s top of mind for everyone is: “What can I do to boost my immune system?” One of the best places to start is with your diet. Research shows that our gut microbiome — or the trillions of microorganisms … Read more

Struggling with long Covid? Here’s what you should and shouldn’t eat

Fatigue, brain fog, heart palpitations and breathing difficulties. Those are just some of the common symptoms of “long Covid” that can affect people in the long term after recovery from infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, according to Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Covid Activity Rehabilitation Program, symptoms are … Read more