In Goop Health 2018

It was fun to join the hyper-healthy crowd at In Goop Health and share my thoughts on brain health, aging, longevity, and nutrition. Besides, I got to eat the most delicious vegan brownie on earth (if anyone knows the brand, let me know!).

Kevin Slavin
Maria Shriver's Move for Minds 2018 #nyc

It was wonderful joining Maria Shriver and The Women's Alzheimer's Movement at Equinox for move for Minds 2018! If you were among the hundreds of people who came out today, thank you! If you missed the event, check out the livestream here.

Kevin Slavin
Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Our latest studies show that a Western-style diet triggers changes in the brain that may predispose people to Alzheimer’s disease decades before they show any sign of cognitive decline -- and that a Mediterranean-style diet is protective against those changes! The Alzheimer’s-related changes were worse in patients who also had reduced insulin sensitivity, and were independent of exercise and intellectual activity. In other words, when people are in their 40s and 50s, diet seems to exert a stronger influence on Alzheimer’s risk than exercise or intellectual activity do. Here's the link.

 

Kevin Slavin
#1 Memory Improvement best seller on Amazon

Thanks so so much to all of you for helping make my book, Brain Food, the #1 Memory Improvemen best seller on Amazon. I couldn't be more humbled by this experience. Scientists like myself don't often get the chance to take their research out of the lab and into people's lives. This book is the result of 15+ years of NIH-sponsored research in the field of cognitive improvement and Alzheimer's prevention, and I really put my heart and soul into it. I am very honored for the opportunity to help find answers to questions related to brain health and risk of dementia. Genes aren’t your destiny. 

Kevin Slavin
A Neuroscientist Explains What Cutting Carbs Can Do to Your Brain

With each passing month, certain foods and fad diets come in and out of favor. One food that's been on the "bad" list for a while is bread—more specifically, gluten. Today, as many as 1 in 3 Americans avoids gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye—thereby eliminating grains and cereals from the diet. Is gluten really that bad? And what happens to your brain when you cut carbs from the diet? I was glad to share some thoughts, and some concerns, with My Domaine -- how does a scientist feel about the Great American Gluten Panic? The article is here.

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Nutrire il Cervello: in vendita da oggi!

Per tutti gli amici italiani che mi hanno chiesto "Ma il tuo libro quando esce in Italia?"... eccolo! E' disponibile tradotto in italiano in tutte le librerie, e in rete. Da tanti anni ormai faccio ricerca sull'Alzheimer. Quando ho cominciato, pensavamo all'Alzheimer come a un disturbo causato da mutazioni genetiche o eta' avanzata. In realta' la genetica certamente ha un effetto, ma per tanti pazienti lo stile di vita e' altrettanto importante. In "Nutrire il Cervello" (Mondadori), spiego come le nostre scelte -- la dieta in particolare, ma anche l'attivita' fisica, il coinvolgimento intellettuale, il sonno, lo stress -- influenzino la salute del nostro organo piu' importante e piu' delicato: il cervello. E' vero che la dieta protegge dall'Alzheimer? Si', e' vero.

Kevin Slavin
Meal Plan for Optimal Brain Health With Dr. Lisa Mosconi

Renowned neuroscientist and nutritionist Dr. Lisa Mosconi joined KTLA Good news LA live with brain healthy recipes from her new book “Brain Food – The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power”. By drawing on more than fifteen years of scientific research and experience, Dr. Mosconi provides expert advice to prevent medical decline and sharpen memory. Her brain healthy recipes will help you maintain peak cognitive performance well into old age and therefore delay and may even prevent the appearance of debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s. Watch the segment here.

Kevin Slavin
Move for Minds 2018 Kick Off

How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia. Hint: Start now, says Maria Shriver. At the Move for Minds 2018 kick off, Maria Shriver moderated a panel discussion on ways to help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Shriver, left, appeared at her Brentwood offices with Weill Cornell neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, UC Irvine psychiatrist and sleep expert Ruth Benca, and physical trainer Anja Garcia. Read the article here

Kevin Slavin
These Are The Best & Worst Foods For A Child's Brain

The Best & Worst Foods For A Child's Brain, is a topic dear to my heart. The first three years of a child’s life are especially critical for brain development: during this window of time, a child figures out how to think, learn, behave, and explore, setting the stage for a fully formed set of cognitive skills. Based on many years of neuroscience research on my part (for adults) and peer-reviewed research from my colleagues: For your child’s brain as for your own, food plays a critical role. Your little one needs the most nutrient-dense foods that you can get your hands on. Read the article here

Kevin Slavin
How My Childhood in Italy Informed My Passion for Neurology and Nutrition

Very grateful to Thrive Global for their interest in how I got to be so passionate about brain nutrition. Like many Italians, my memories of my family and childhood are inseparable from memories of food. But it’s also true that my memories of my family and childhood are tied to nuclear physics, and sadly, seeing the devastating effects of dementia on my own family. The article is here.

Kevin Slavin
Women's Health and Diet Podcast

Looking forward to doing a podcast with Genneve, a company dedicated to helping women in midlife and menopause. I care immensely about women, and strongly believe that more research is needed to better clarify how women's health needs are so profoundly different from men's -- a factor often overlooked in clinical practice. Listen to the podcast here

Kevin Slavin
#3 in Real Simple's Best Books of 2018 list

Honored that my new book Brain Food has made @real_simple ’s list of Best Books of 2018 🙏🏻 😊 —"You've probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat,” but a more accurate revision might be, “You think what you eat.” In this fascinating investigation, Lisa Mosconi presents research that crosses disciplines to argue that what goes on in your brain—from your mood to your cognitive abilities—is very closely tied to what you put on your plate. In addition to being a compelling read, readers will find tips and outlines on ways they can change their diets for optimal brain health."

Kevin Slavin
NY Post's This Week's Must-Read's

Thank you NYPost for including my book, Brain Food (Avery/Penguin), in this week's must-read books! Available in stores and online March 6th!
--"If you’ve ever suspected you could be giving your brain better food for thought, this is the book to pick up. With detailed lists of foods to eat (and what to avoid) to boost cognitive function, banish “brain fog” and improve memory."

Kevin Slavin
"It's Your Health" on NPR

Today I'll be talking about my book, Brain Food (Avery/Penguin Random House) and discussing how food influences our thoughts, emotions, and actions, with Lisa Davis, MPH. So looking forward! Tune in on NPR or here

Kevin Slavin
Menopause and Alzheimer's risk... in Italiano!

Perché la menopausa alza il rischio di Alzheimer nelle donne (e le regole di prevenzione)? Da tempo la medicina indaga sulla possibilità che ci sia una correlazione fra la menopausa e il rischio di sviluppare il morbo di Alzheimer, un “sospetto” generato anche dal fatto che le “over 65” vanno incontro alla malattia in misura doppia rispetto agli uomini della stessa età. Read the full article here (l'articolo e' disponibile a questo link).

 

 

Kevin Slavin
What is "The Last Question"?

If you were left with the chance of asking only one fundamental question about the future of humanity, which one would it be? That's exactly what legendary American literary agent John Brockman wanted to know of freethinkers, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs moving at and across the very borders of modern thought. The Last Question presents their best answers. Very honored to be part of the team.

Kevin Slavin