Eat to Beat Alzheimer's

Eat to Beat Alzheimer's

by Francie Healey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938288616
Publisher: Rock Point Press
Publication date: 06/30/2016
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 840,698
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Francie Healey is a licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Santa Fe, N.M. She specializes in the psychology of eating, helping people with health conditions to develop conscious eating habits and understand how food contributes to healing. Using her expertise to help clients manage cognitive decline through nutrition, Francie educates them on meal planning; the creation of simple, nutritious meals; and other keys to achieving a healthy relationship with food. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling, and is a Certified Health Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 3

Recipe Intentions 5

Sustainability 7

How Dementia Affects Us 9

Nutrition and Brain Health 11

How to Begin Eating Well for Brain Health 12

The Impact of Excess Sugar on the Brain 14

How Inflammation Affects Brain Health 17

Nourishing Fats for the Brain 20

Omega-3 Fatty Acids 23

Coconut Oil 25

Olive Oil 26

Vitamins and Vegetables for Brain Health 28

Turmeric and Curcumin 29

A Promising Future: There Is Hope 31

Meals 31

Snacking 34

Pantry Staples 35

Eggs 39

Breakfast Burritos 40

Egg Cups 41

Mozzarella and Zucchini Frittata 42

Poached Egg Bowl 43

Spinach and Egg Bites 44

Spinach Mushroom Frittata 45

Soups and Stews 47

Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup 48

Broccoli and Almond Soup 49

Butternut Squash Soup 50

Celery Root Soup 51

Coconut Carrot Soup 52

Coconut Ginger Salmon Soup 53

Down-to-Earth Beet Soup 54

Restorative Chicken Soup 55

Sunshine Stew 56

Winter Squash and Bison Stew 57

Wraps and Patties 59

Crab Cakes 60

Jicama Lettuce Wraps 61

Mediterranean Turkey Patties 62

Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes 63

Sweet Potato Chard Wraps 64

Zesty Chicken Patties 65

Salads 67

Avocado and Watercress Salad 68

Beet and Yogurt Salad 69

Carrot and Black-Eyed Pea Salad 70

Kale and Beet Salad 71

Quinoa Salad With Black Beans 72

Spicy Salmon Slaw 73

Sweet Potato Salad 74

Thai Beef Salad 75

Sweets and Snacks 77

Amaranth Pancakes 78

Chocolate Date Balls 79

Energy Bars 80

Granola 81

Nourishing Smoothie 82

Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes 83

Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins 84

Superfood Pudding 85

Stir-Frys, Hashes, and Curries 87

Beef Stir-Fry 86

Butternut Squash Curry 87

Cauliflower Hash 90

Festival Chicken Stir-Fry 91

Curried Quinoa and Veggies 92

Curried Vegetable Saute 93

Harvest Kuri Curry 94

Seafood Curry 95

Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash 96

Baked Dishes 99

Ginger Turkey Cutlets 100

Golden Baked Chicken 102

Harvest Casserole 103

Mini Meatloaf 104

Moroccan Chicken 105

Roasted Turkey Tenderloin 106

Smothered Chicken and Sweet Potatoes 107

Stuffed Acorn Squash 108

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 109

Dandelion Greens Enchiladas 110

Turmeric Chicken and Brussels Sprouts 111

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Entrees 113

Glazed Chicken Skewers 114

Garlic Shrimp With Kale 115

Pan-Fried Tilapia 116

Salmon With Lemon Relish 117

Steak With Ginger Marinade 118

Tilapia With Pesto 119

Vegetarian Entrees 121

Burdock Root Delight 122

Herbed Farro Medley 123

Nori Wraps 124

Quinoa Bean Bowl 125

Quinoa Pilaf 126

Spaghetti Squash and Ruby Red Sauce 127

Sample One-Week Menu 129

Acknowledgments 131

Glossary 133

Bibliography 139

Index 143

About the Author 149

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