Nationally esteemed doctor to visit UT for lecture, book signing April 23

April 22, 2013 | Events, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences
By Brian Purdue



Barnard

Barnard

Can simple changes in diet prevent memory loss, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease? In his recently released book, Power Foods for the Brian, nationally recognized physician Dr. Neal Barnard says they can, and he is coming to The University of Toledo to explain how.

Student organizations from the UT Health Science Campus will host a free, public lecture and book signing Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Collier Building Room 1000B.

In the book, Barnard identifies top power foods and dozens of other brain-trigger foods and offers tips and insights on how to build brain health. It includes 75 power food recipes, sample mental stimulation exercises, guides to choosing aluminum-free foods and medicines, and a physical exercise guide.

Barnard has written dozens of publications in scientific and medical journals, as well as numerous nutrition books. He is a frequent guest on news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition, medical research and controversial areas in modern medicine. He also has been featured in the documentaries “Forks Over Knives” and “Supersize Me.”

He received his MD and completed his residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. After practicing at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York, he returned to Washington and in 1985 founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which has grown into a nationwide group of doctors and supporters that promotes preventive medicine and addresses controversies in modern medicine.

The student organizations hosting Barnard are the Geriatrics Club, Chef Med, Student Interest Group in Neurology and Neurosciences, and the Student Wellness Organization.