Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

The BBC Good Food Health podcast – Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

Learn more about supporting brain health through food and lifestyle as health editor, Tracey Raye, chats with Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai.

Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai are discussing how we can support our long-term brain health.


Join Tracey to hear about the lifestyle measures such as diet, exercise and community-based interventions that this fascinating husband-and-wife team have been using to support their patients in slowing cognitive decline and reducing their risk of developing dementia.

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Bonus cookalong

Berry Nice Cream cake

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Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai have been experts in preventing cognitive decline for more than two decades. Successful authors, speakers, neurologists, and co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Health, the duo fuse their clinical experience, medical research and community-based preventive medicine to redesign the way we approach brain health. Dean trained as a neurologist and scientist at Georgetown University, with fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Diego, and Ayesha has completed a dual residency in preventive medicine and neurology in Loma Linda, and a two-year fellowship in vascular neurology at Columbia University. Ayesha also attended a culinary arts school and is a chef focusing on creating brain-healthy meals, and is in the process of getting a masters in nutritional epidemiology from Loma Linda University. In 2017, the pair wrote the book, The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age, which asserts that 90% of all Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented. The book provides a comprehensive plan for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline by looking at nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and engagement. Their new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution, is out now.


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