Premieres Monday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. on WTVP-HD.
– Groundbreaking Research to Protect the Brain and Memory –
Nothing is more important than health, family and loved ones. Connections with other
people, entire relationships and everything loved ones have ever meant could be wiped out if someone
is at risk for memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, based on family history and lifestyle.
Alzheimer’s disease attacks half of us by age 85. Five million Americans already have it — and that
number is growing rapidly. But with groundbreaking research, Dr. Neal Barnard proves there is much
that can be done to protect against memory loss and offers new ways to offset the risk. PROTECT YOUR
MEMORY WITH DR. NEAL BARNARD premieres Monday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. on WTVP-HD.
Many have wished that their memory was stronger and their thinking clearer. Some doctors
say that memory problems are simply genetic. There are in fact genes connected to dementia – the principle
gene in Alzheimer’s disease is called APOE epsilon 4. For someone who receives APOE 4 from one parent,
the risk for Alzheimer’s is three times higher than for those who don’t have the gene. If they acquire
APOE 4 from both parents, their risk is 10-15 times higher. For some doctors, that’s the end of the
story. Just wait and see. There is nothing to be done.
In PROTECT YOUR MEMORY, Dr. Neal Barnard proves that there is, in fact,
much that can be done to protect the brain and memory. He dives into three simple steps that can be
taken to derail the degenerative processes that could in turn derail lives and memories:
Skip “bad fat”
Knock out free radicals
Exercise the brain
Dr. Barnard also warns against potential threats to the brain, including medications,
drug interactions, sleep deprivation and physical conditions that can put memory at risk. While research
has led to clear answers about how to prevent lung cancer and reduce heart attacks, most people have
absolutely no idea that it is possible to protect their memory, brain and connections with loved ones.
Dr. Barnard provides viewers with the research-backed information that gives them the power to protect
their memory, beyond simply “waiting and seeing.”
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About Neal Barnard, M.D.
Neal Barnard, MD, is a clinical researcher, professor, author and health advocate. He is an
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health
Sciences, a Life Member of the American Medical Association, and a member of the American Diabetes Association.
He is the author of dozens of publications in scientific and medical journals as well as numerous nutrition
books for lay readers, including his New York Times best-seller, 21-Day Weightloss Kickstart,
and Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes, both books serving as the basis for his previous
national PBS specials. He is frequently called on by national news programs to discuss issues related to
nutrition, research issues and other controversial areas in modern medicine.
Dr. Barnard is a frequent lecturer at scientific and lay conferences and has made presentations
for the American Public Health Association, the World Bank, the National Library of Medicine, the Franklin
Institute, the American Medical Writers Association, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Center for
Science in the Public Interest and many state dietetic associations. He grew up in Fargo, North Dakota.
He received his MD degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington,
DC, and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York
before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in 1985. PCRM
has since grown into a nationwide group of physicians and lay supporters that promotes preventive medicine and
addresses controversies in modern medicine. As president of PCRM, Dr. Barnard has been instrumental in efforts
to reform federal dietary guidelines.
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