Brain Body Food
1 Nov. 2020
This unique book by dietitian specialist in nutrition, ageing and brain health Ngaire Hobbins APD, reveals the latest science of eating and living to thrive well into your later years in everyday language. Even if you are in your late 40s, 50s or early 60s, understanding the unique food and life choices necessary in the years ahead can make the difference between relishing every moment of your 80s and beyond, and facing preventable physical and cognitive incapacity. Many people are unaware that the food and life choices you need to make as you move beyond your mid 60s are not the same as those that were good for you in earlier years. Almost every health message you hear or see is for people aged 20, 30 or 40. Those same messages can be anything from unhelpful to harmful if you are heading towards or are beyond your 70s. Ngaire delves into these distinctions in an engaging and approachable style. In this easy to read book you will learn about enjoying real food to achieve peak body and brain function through middle and later adulthood. You will discover why weight loss is no longer good for you at later age, about harnessing the power of the gut microbiome to support your brain, anti-inflammatory and cell-protective eating, about type 2 and 3 diabetes—how to ward them off or reduce their impacts and much more. Ngaire provides a wealth of sensible, practical advice everyone can follow, including those already facing cognitive issues or chronic ill health. This book represents Ngaire’s passionate response to decades of frustration seeing far too many people facing avoidable physical and cognitive incapacity that can so easily snatch away independence. It combines the content of two previous publications (now out of print) into this ultimate guide to thriving into later age while reducing dementia risk. Ngaire is a highly respected authority in ageing and brain health, a regular commentator in the media and professional forums in this area and a passionate advocate for raising vital awareness of the unique nutrition needs of older adults.