All About Brain Health, A Live Q & A with Annie Fenn, MD
Updated: Sep 10, 2021
Dr. Annie Fenn is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist focused on menopausal health and is a leading voice for Alzheimer's prevention. After practicing medicine for more than 20 years in Jackson, WY, she realized that helping people change what they eat was just as effective a health-giving intervention as prescribing pills or procedures. She traded her stethoscope for an apron and went back to school to study culinary arts in Mexico, Italy, and at the Culinary Institute of America.
In 2015, Dr. Fenn founded the Brain Health Kitchen, an evidence-based online resource about how and what to eat to resist cognitive decline. The Brain Health Kitchen Cooking School, founded in 2017, is the only school of its kind focused specifically on fending off Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Students learn which foods are most neuroprotective, which ones accelerate cognitive decline, and how to prepare foods using brain-friendly cooking techniques. Dr. Fenn has taught her Brain Health Kitchen method of cooking throughout the U.S. and abroad in diverse venues such as women’s and men’s groups, churches, schools, and wellness retreats, both in-person and virtually. To date, more than one thousand participants have enrolled in the hands-on cooking school.
When not developing recipes, writing, or teaching the Brain Health Kitchen method of cooking, Dr. Fenn enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing, fly-fishing, and foraging for mushrooms and huckleberries with her husband, two sons, and dogs Orzo and Olive Oyl.
At the salon:
In this live, interactive salon, Dr. Fenn answers your questions about cultivating a brain-healthy lifestyle. She breaks down the latest science into real-life take-aways you can start using today. "Here's the good news," she says: "We're finding that up to 60% of all dementias could be prevented by paying attention to what we eat and how we live."
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