The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide: A Quick Nutritional Reference To Foods That Nourish And Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease by Sue Stillman LinjaThe Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide: A Quick Nutritional Reference To Foods That Nourish And Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease by Sue Stillman Linja

The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide: A Quick Nutritional Reference To Foods That Nourish And…

bySue Stillman Linja, Seanne Safaii-waite

Paperback | May 30, 2017

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"Never has diet been so important for brain health and reducing risk for Alzheimer's. This is not a simple diet book-it's a food bible that tells you all you need to know to start eating your way to a healthy brain, right now!"
-Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Director, Alzheimer's Genome Project; Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Joseph. P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. With no known cure, the thought of receiving an Alzheimer's diagnosis can be terrifying. But you can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by making smart nutritional choices-and this book will show you exactly how.

For authors Sue Stillman Linja and SeAnne Safaii-Waite, the devastation of Alzheimer's is all too familiar. They both witnessed the progression of Alzheimer's in their mothers. As registered dietitian nutritionists and researchers, they've examined all of the evidence-based research on diet and Alzheimer's in order to offer a simple and practical dietary approach to protecting the brain from Alzheimer's.

WithThe Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide, Sue and SeAnne show you how to start eating for total brain health before it's too late to prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease.The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guideis the first and only action-oriented food guide for making brain-nourishing dietary choices. You'll discover how easy it can be to incorporate everyday brain foods into your diet, easily and without stress.

Accessible and easy-to-follow,The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guideoffers:

  • A realistic 2-week meal planthat shows how doable it is to prepare brain-healthy meals
  • Profiles of more than 100 common foodsthat highlight why they're nutritional powerhouses for brain health
  • An easy-to-understand overview of diets being researched for brain health-from Mediterranean to MIND to Ketogenic-as well as the authors' own research-based recommendations for dietary guidelines.

Alzheimer's disease is complex, but eating to prevent it doesn't have to be.The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guideis your all-in-one nutritional resource for feeding your brain what's best for it-without making drastic changes.

SUE STILLMAN LINJA, RDN, LDis the cofounder and president of S&S Nutrition Network, as well as cofounder and vice president of LTC Nutrition Counseling. Having worked in geriatric nutritional counseling for the entirety of her career, Sue is passionate about helping others age healthfully. Her main focus is on working with long term ca...
Title:The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide: A Quick Nutritional Reference To Foods That Nourish And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.68 inPublished:May 30, 2017Publisher:Callisto MediaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent resource If you want to strike fear in the heart of anybody over 50, say the word Alzheimer’s. This scary disease is on the increase in North America. According to the Alzheimer’s Association over 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease. The number of Alzheimer’s deaths have increased by 71%. In the Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide, authors Sue Stillman Linja RDN, LD, and Seanne Safaii-Waite PHD, RDN, LD advise that exercise, diet, and brain activities are all showing great preventative promise. Both authors have had to deal with Alzheimer’s firsthand, in their mothers. With their personal and professional backgrounds, they take the exercise and diet components in hand with this new book. You will learn why diet can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The authors describe how healthy and unhealthy foods affect your brain, as well as which foods are most beneficial. They also provide an easy way to add brain-healthy foods to your daily meal plan. In their first chapter about the Alzheimer’s type condition, the authors stress this is not a magic bullet. However, consuming a healthy diet shows promise in reducing your risk. I found the section giving the basics about Alzheimer’s, and how it works, particularly helpful. Included were the definitions and differences between Alzheimer’s and Dementia and information about the rise of Alzheimer’s cases. Also mentioned is, who is particularly at risk, the connections between Alzheimer’s and Diabetes, and family history and genetics. There’s a brief review of nutrition and brain-health, including information on various types of nutrients and fatty acids. They then go on to give quite good detail on how the Western diet promotes Alzheimer’s disease. Compare Popular Diets Chapter 2 discusses the various diets who have claimed Alzheimer’s prevention benefits. Compared are the Mediterranean diet, the MIND diet, and the Ketogenic diet. Included is a chart showing the main differences between the three. A group of food categories with recommended serving sizes is next. You should eat these brain-healthy foods every day. The quick chart at the end of the chapter does give you a quick easy reference on your go-to foods. Foods that nourish and protect the brain are covered in Chapter 3. Over one hundred foods are included, with brief descriptions on how they can positively affect your brain-health. There are 11 categories under which each of these falls, describing the contributions they make. Several of the foods deserve special recognition and have a much more in-depth description. A few of these ingredients are less common, but most are easily recognized. It is worth taking a closer look at them all. On To The Meal Plans In chapter 4, a quick chart shows you how you should visualize your plate. This is a lot more helpful than counting calories or having to use a kitchen scale to make sure you are getting your proportions right. I like that they have input a two-week meal plan. I also really like the fact that it isn’t one of those plans that you have to follow to the letter or you won’t make any headway. They encourage you to play around, mix-and-match the foods that work for you and your family. ... The rest of the review is available online at the RecipesNow! Reviews and Recipes Magazine. This review is in response to a complimentary copy of the book sent to me by the publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2017-07-24

Editorial Reviews

"Never has diet been so important for brain health and reducing risk for Alzheimer's. This is not a simple diet book-it's a food bible that tells you all you need to know to start eating your way to a healthy brain, right now!"—Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Director, Alzheimer's Genome Project; Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Joseph. P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School"It is becoming more and more obvious that the way we eat and live in the world affects the brain as we age. It is no wonder that the food we eat falls in line with the science that lifestyle factors have a hand in Alzheimer's disease. These nutrition experts have laid out a recipe for a way to eat mindfully (and joyfully) to protect the brain."—Jamie Talan, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University; former science writer for Neurology Today"As a longtime provider of nutrition care for older adults, and as the daughter of a woman with significant dementia, I truly appreciate the detailed information in this book! It's easy to read and understand, and most importantly, it's easy to implement. The tips in this book will help thousands of people improve their health and quality of life!"—Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND, President, Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc. and Nutrition Consulting Services, Inc.