Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason
The Healthy Brain: Optimize Brain Power at Any Age
February 6th, 1:00-3:00 pm
The Healthy Brain - The brain is a complex, hard-working organ. It is also a very hungry organ, using nutrients at ten times the rate of any other organ, so if it's to function well, it needs careful feeding. The food needs of the brain include glucose for brain energy as well as the vitamins, minerals, essential fats and amino acids - the indispensable elements from diet without which we cannot survive. These are the raw materials needed to maintain the brain's structural integrity and to create the chemistry that controls mood, memory, focus and concentration. This talk will describe the type of diets and supplements that help build healthy brains and maintain them into old age.
DR. AILEEN BURFORD-MASON, PHD, is an immunologist, cell biologist and orthomolecular nutritionist-a specialized field of nutrition that uses diet as well as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other substances naturally present in the body to treat and prevent disease. She is the author of Eat Well, Age Better, and is one of Canada's leading advocates for advancing the scientific basis for nutrition. She was an assistant professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto, and the director of a cancer research laboratory at Toronto General Hospital.
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