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Power Foods for the Brain

Seminar Crosley Lecture Series

Neal Barnard

Neal Barnard, M.D.

President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine

Nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author Neal Barnard, M.D., is well known for his research about the health benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet. Dr. Barnard’s latest book, Power Foods for the Brain, talks about how certain foods — power foods — can protect your brain and optimize its function, even dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Barnard reviewed the most up-to-date research studies, creating a program that can help boost brain health, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, and improve over cognitive functions, including improved energy levels, sleep patterns, mood, and concentration.

Dr. Barnard’s advice will help you rid toxic metals from your diet, kitchen, and medicine cabinets, while introducing lifestyle habits that aim to sharpen your memory and improve your health. A seven-day meal plan and more than 70 recipes are included to help you get started. You can learn more about Dr. Barnard’s research at


Neal Barnard, M.D., is the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He has led several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health, including a recent study of dietary interventions in diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Barnard has authored dozens of scientific publications as well as 15 books for lay readers. He hosted two PBS television programs and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.

Dr. Barnard grew up in Fargo, N.D. He received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found PCRM in 1985. The organization has since grown into a nationwide group of physicians and lay supporters that promotes preventive medicine and addresses controversies in modern medicine.

Assigned Reading

Neal Barnard, M.D., Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory


Book reception to follow


Center for Global Humanities


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6:00 PM
Portland Museum of Art

Off Campus

Free and open to the public