Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on brain health. Also, there are 1,686 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Alzheimer's Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventableNatural Alzheimer’s Treatment, and Raspberries Reverse Precancerous Lesions

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on brain health. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • JohnSwallow

    Dear Dr. Greger: I’ve been eating fresh/dried or frozen blueberries daily, often at least 2x a day, since learning they improve memory in older adults, thanks to your LCN Vol. 5. I’ve eaten blueberries regularly for most of a decade, since learning of the USDA/Tufts Univ. study of 40 fruits & veggies.
    What are optimal quantities? Since sleep is primarily for the brain to process events/thoughts of the day, would eating them again 2-3 hours before bed be wise, since they would be digested coincident with sleep?
    I’ve been taking Fish Oil 2-9 grams (now 2 x 2 times a day) and 1 tbsp. Flaxseed Oil for a decade (now 2 tbsp. Flaxseeds themselves at breakfast). Would these combine with blueberries to further optimize brain health??

    I’m a 54 yr. old male, 79 yr old mother clearly with undiagnosed Alzheimer’s or dementia, her mother with Alzheimers severely for 6 years, strongly for 10-12. I exercise regularly & vigorously and have NO signs of dementia.

    Thank you!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670735069 Tan Truong

    I’ve got to eat some blueberries to study better. Hehe.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For some context, please check out my associated blog post Alzheimer’s Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventable!

  • Cpgraetti

    Just saw this medical news about a nutritional drink that supposedly will help improve cognition in alzheimers.  What can you tell us about this study?
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/247593.php 

  • Changeisgood

    What amount of Blueberries should be consumed per day for the memory benefits? And how long will that take to possibly see some positive result?
    Thanks muchly

  • LL

    Hello! I am a vegan medical student about to take the Step-1 medical licensing exam was wondering if you had any tips for brain-boosting snacks to help power-through 8-hours of intense-testing. If there’s anything to do/avoid the night before/at breakfast, I’d appreciate knowing that as well! Thank you for your time and consideration.

  • Roger Abramson

    Some people’s memory gets better with age no matter what they eat. “That fish he caught keeps getting bigger and bigger, every time he tells that story.”