What we eat has an extraordinary impact on our brain and nervous system.
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) will host a free seminar and cooking demo, Brain Food: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle, Tuesday, March 26 to share the latest about insomnia, headaches, and dementia—and how good food choices and a doctor’s care can ease common neurological ailments.
Brain Food, to be held 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will feature Dr. Maha Alattar, MD, a MWHC neurologist and sleep medicine specialist, explaining risk factors for neurological ills and how diet is essential to a healthy brain.
“What we eat has an extraordinary impact on our brain and nervous system,” Dr. Alattar says. “If we don’t nourish our minds properly, we can invite conditions such as insomnia, migraines, or seizures. We can even waste opportunities to ward off dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.”
“Wholesome food triggers important chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters. They give us optimal brain power so we can maximize attention, memory and emotional well-being. Neurotransmitters are important in recovery from stroke or traumatic brain injury,” Dr. Alattar says.
Who: Dr. Maha Alattar, MD, Neurologist
When: Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cooking demo by expert chef. Chat with registered dietitian about making the most of every bite. Sample brain-healthy foods. Easy-to-follow recipe cards, other giveaways.
Keynote by Maha Alattar, MD, neurologist, about how diet is central to a healthy nervous system.
Where: Fick Conference Center, Mary Washington Hospital campus, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd., 2nd Floor (Carl Silver Center/Moss Free Clinic Bldg.)
Register: http://www.spirit.mwhc.com or 540.741.1404. Registration recommended.
Submit questions for Dr. Alattar when registering.
As the greater Fredericksburg region’s only Spirit of Women® hospital system, Mary Washington Healthcare is hosting Brain Food: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle as part of a network of more than 100 Spirit member hospitals across the U.S.
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care through over 40 facilities and services including Mary Washington Hospital, a 437-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a nonprofit health system and has a long-standing commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, please log onto http://www.MaryWashingtonHealthcare.com.
Spirit of Women® is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women’s lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support. For more information visit spiritofwomen.com.