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Vail Valley: Nutrition plays role in learning, memory

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –Does your child exhibit impulsive behaviors, a quick temper or difficulty waiting their turn? Have you noticed a decline in your ability to remember?

Our livelihood is in our brains. Most of us take care of ourselves by eating healthy and exercising. Learn how to take care of your brain and prevent the degeneration often associated with “aging” during functional medicine practitioner Jacqui Slavin’s two-hour class at the Edwards Campus of Colorado Mountain College on at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Did you know that reading difficulties in young students may be related to a frontal lobe processing problem or that balancing your blood sugar could be an important component in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

The Learning and Memory program will explore both young and old brains, as well as circumstances that hinder processing. Various types of attention deficit disorder, with simple and fun references to Pooh and Friends, will be covered.

As a functional nutritionist, Slavin focuses on food and lifestyle modification as the “first medicine.” Many common foods can play a disproportionate role in learning and memory disorders. Learn about some simple substitutes and uncomplicated modifications that can make a world of difference during this two hour class.

Slavin specializes in the benefits of following a low glycemic and anti-Inflammatory nutrition plan. These practices help clients lose weight and change their body composition as well as increase energy, improve mood, enhance the ability to focus and experience less irritability when hungry.

Slavin, of Functional Wellness in Edwards, is a functional medicine practitioner specializing in l nutrition for health, optimal performance, weight-loss, and the prevention and management of chronic conditions. For more information please call 970-376-7779.

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