JULIE ANDREWS, MS, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian nutritionist and trained chef with a master's degree in human nutrition. A food and nutrition consultant, recipe developer, food photographer, and writer, she co-authored The 28-Day DASH Diet Weight Loss Program. She shares simple, wholesome, and delicious recipes on her blog, TheGourmetRD.com.
"Julie and I share a common belief--that food is medicine. Alzheimer's disease and dementia are devastating diseases, and current research shows that nutrition plays a critical role in preventing cognitive decline. In this informative text, Julie lays out the details of the MIND diet and the current recommendations to improve brain health. By providing over 75 delicious recipes, plus a 4-week meal plan, shopping lists, and prep instructions, she makes the MIND diet easy and approachable for anyone. The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook will definitely be a staple in my kitchen!"--Dr. Sonali Ruder, Emergency Medicine physician, cookbook author, and founder of the website The Foodie Physician
"The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook by Julie Andrews is an amazingly valuable resource for patients, families, caregivers, and health professionals looking to help prevent and support Alzheimer's and dementia. Inside this book you will find a detailed explanation of what the MIND diet is, recommendations for implementing the diet in the real world, and a complete meal plan designed to help you enjoy the process. With over 75 recipes, this book is more than just a cookbook--it is a complete how-to guide to support optimal health."--Emily Kyle, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT, HCP owner of Emily Kyle Nutrition
"The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook is poised to become a go-to resource for anyone looking to nourish both body and mind. Julie really allows her culinary creativity to shine while highlighting the latest research to support an aging brain. The callouts for MIND diet ingredients in the recipes will help you start thinking of these kitchen staples no matter the setting, helping you infuse new habits into your daily life. Her balanced approach to the MIND diet also allows for flexibility and enjoyment, two essential pieces of any sustainable eating plan to support good health!"--Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD, owner of Street Smart Nutrition
"The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook is the perfect resource for people looking to lower their risk of Alzheimer's and dementia. Julie uses her culinary skills and nutrition expertise to present exactly what the MIND diet is in an easy-to-understand format, and gives readers practical, real life ways for improving their health. From the grocery lists, to the pantry staples, to the actual meal plan, this book is packed full of relevant resources!"--Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, founder of milkandhoneynutrition.com
"Julie's approach to nutrition is accessible, balanced, and truly crave-worthy. Her beautiful recipes may be incredibly nourishing and good for brain health, but they're simultaneously good for the soul. I also love her easy meal planner to make getting through a busy work week a breeze."--Abbey Sharp, RD, blogger at Abbey's Kitchen, and author of The Mindful Glow Cookbook