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Brain Health for Life with Mental Health Expert Karen Unger

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In 2014 approximately 5.2 million people in the U.S. suffered from Alzheimer's, a number that is expected to triple by 2050. There is growing evidence that diet and lifestyle can affect the brain and impact cognitive aging. Promoting future brain health requires learning what to eat, what to avoid, and simple lifestyle changes.

In order to make these changes we have to understand the specific effects our environment and food supply are having on us, and we have to understand how diet and exercise can protect our brain.

Using her three decades of university, research, and consulting experience, today's special guest, Karen Unger, M.S.W., Ed.D has brought together the latest information on brain health and shared it in her book, Brain Health for Life: Beyond Pills, Politics, and Popular Diets. In clear language Karen Unger gives us all the information we need to be strong, vibrantly healthy, and intellectually sharp throughout our lifespans.

Karen's initial motivation to research this topic came after reading a report on the poor health of people within the mental health system.She then embarked on a four-year project to understand why this is so and what we can do about it. Today she is here to share what she has learned with us so we can make educated choices about our own health.

To learn more about Karen Unger and her book, please visit