The Impact of Lifestyle Habits on Cognitive Health
Jennifer Ventrelle

“So beta amyloid plaques and tau tangles are the two most prominent markers associated with Alzheimer's disease. So essentially what the group did is they figured out the foods that were most closely associated with healthier brains, and that would be dark green leafy vegetables, a lot of colorful other vegetables.”

In today’s episode, we introduce Jennifer Ventrelle, a renowned expert in cognitive health and lifestyle habits. With over two decades of experience in clinical nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness-based interventions, Jennifer’s work has a profound impact on preventing cognitive decline. She’s been a key player in MIND Diet and leading the U.S. POINTER study, largest clinical trial exploring the connection between lifestyle and cognitive health. Join us as we discover how Jennifer’s expertise can empower you to make informed choices for a healthier mind and body.


Jennifer Ventrelle, author of The Official MIND Diet, integrates over 20 years of experience in nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness-based programs to help people lose weight, manage stress, and reduce risk for dementia. She is a registered dietitian and fitness trainer certified in adult weight management and qualified through the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. At Rush University Medical Center, Jennifer worked closely with the late Dr. Martha Clare Morris, the creator of the MIND diet, and now co-directs the U.S. POINTER Study lifestyle interventions, putting her at the forefront of the largest initiatives exploring the impact of lifestyle on preservation of brain health and cognition in the U.S.

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