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Your Brain on Food: Nutrition for the Mind [1826]

Brain disorders like memory loss, mood issues and migraines are increasing every year. Science has shown that nutrition has a powerful effect on the brain and health practitioners are well positioned to help prevent and address these major health concerns. This presentation will highlight specific foods and phytochemicals that support brain health and those that may promote deterioration. It will examine the potential adverse effects of nutrient deficiencies, as well address how inflammatory and cardiovascular issues can negatively affect the brain. It will educate on relevant bio markers, present research on potentially beneficial supplements, and touch on the negative impact of several commonly used medications. Practical ideas on helping patients implement brain-supportive dietary and lifestyle strategies will be provided.

Faculty: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify key foods to include/avoid to support optimal brain health
  2. Interpret pertinent blood labs which may help to assess risk of neuro- degeneration
  3. Implement dietary and lifestyle strategies to help patients support mental health and reduce the risk for cognitive decline

CME/CEU Credits:
  1. Physicians: maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  2. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period.

This course is CME-eligible for a 2-year period ending on December 31, 2020. After the two-year time period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.