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NAN sleeping 4 Brain Health

Summary: The food we take in becomes energy and nutrients for our bodies and brains. In this episode, John and Ryan discuss the differences between temporary, fad diets and healthy, nutritional lifestyles, with an emphasis on the scientifically-supported Mediterranean diet. They provide specific recommendations for improving nutritional intake, and thus enhancing brain health.

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