With age and injury, the discs which provide cushioning between the vertebrae of the spine can degenerate, bulge and herniate resulting in debilitating back pain. We used to think spinal discs were inert and that nothing could be done to strengthen them. Exciting new research shows that brisk walking and running increase disc size, making them healthier and more resilient to injury.
I was honored to be on the expert panel for this spectacular event to inspire and inform women on brain health and raise funding for Alzheimer's research.
Thanks to all for donating and spreading the word.
Spice Up Your Brain!
New research suggests that cinnamon boosts neuroplasticity and improves the structural integrity of brain cells in the hippocampus, a key memory area of the brain. In rodent studies, those on a cinnamon supplemented diet performed better on maze navigation compared to the controls.
With Maria Shriver and Dr Reisa Sperling at the Boston Brain Health Fair promoting the Women's Alzheimer's Movement.
Join us for the Move for Minds fundraiser on June 4th!
I will be joining Maria Shriver on a panel to promote the Women's Alzheimer's Movement at the American Academy of Neurology Brain Health Fair this Friday in Boston. After losing my Mom to Alzheimer's this past December it is deeply meaningful to me to be part of this panel.
Maria began advocating for Alzheimer's after her father, Sargent Shriver the founding director of the Peace Corps developed this devastating disease. Having a son in the Peace Corps and witnessing Sargent Shriver's beautiful legacy further motivates me to support this most important cause.
Hope you can join us!
Incredibly honored to be the keynote at Citi's International Women's Day in Miami. Preparing for the talk gave me a deeper appreciation for all the amazing women in my life. Nothing helps women succeed more than the love and support of other women. Let's recognize and thank all the remarkable women in our lives and pay it forward Ladies ❤
Regular visits to the sauna may lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease according to a new Finnish study. Like exercise, sauna increases heart rate and induces sweating. This along with its relaxing effects may underlie the health benefits of sauna.
Have a Beautiful Brain Day!