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Julie Smith, RD

Julie Smith is part also part of Baylor Scott & White Health’s integrative medicine program as a nutrition counselor. She is a registered and licensed dietitian who takes a functional and holistic approach to nutrition. Julie has been part of Baylor Scott & White since her undergraduate days at Baylor University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition Science in May 2011, followed by her dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, which lead into her current full-time position.

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4 supplements to give your brain a boost

A well-balanced, whole food diet can provide most of the nutrients we need for optimal health. However, certain supplements can be beneficial for reducing inflammation and supporting the health of our brain and nervous system: Omega-3 fish oil supplement with EPA and DHA: Unless you are eating several servings of fatty fish each week, you …

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Follow the MIND diet for a healthier mind

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, almost two-thirds of which are women. Several diets and specific foods have been found to be protective against cognitive decline and even Alzheimer’s. Recently, new research has emerged on a …

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Did you know you can improve brain health through your diet?

The brain is in charge of every function in the body — from breathing, to digestion to circulation. And yet, this important organ is just as susceptible to the negative effects of poor lifestyle choices as the rest of the body. What we eat (or don’t eat) can increase inflammation in the brain, thereby impacting …

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