The Mindspan Diet will tell you:
which Mediterranean and Asian foods are important for longevity
which nutrients accelerate the development of dementia
what is wrong with typical, mainstream diets
the health tests you need to do
Your diet affects the fitness and longevity of your body and mind.
Give yourself the gift of knowledge.
PRAISE FOR THE MINDSPAN DIET
“Dr. Estep exposes common misconceptions and well-intentioned but misguided advice on aging and diet. Rigorously researched, this book is also full of tasty tips—illuminating not just a set of rules to follow as blindly as the last set, but how you can apply scientific methods to assess these and other important issues in our increasingly technical world. You owe it to your family, friends, and personal curiosity to digest and share this amazing feast of ideas.”
“This gem of a book offers a practical road map for maximizing vibrant cognitive functioning throughout life. We come away convinced that a longer and better life is as close as our own kitchen cupboards. And the Chickpea and Fava Bean Tapenade is to not die for!”
GEORGE M. CHURCH Ph.D.
Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology,
Harvard Medical School
RONALD C. KESSLER Ph.D.
McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
“Founded on rigorous scientific evidence and up-to-date research, The Mindspan Diet debunks myths and misinformation that have become widespread among nutritional ‘experts.’ It provides a few simple changes that we can all incorporate to give ourselves the best opportunity for longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.”
MATT KAEBERLEIN Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, University of Washington
“Compelling and provocative, this book details dietary choices that will maximize your chances of having a long ‘mindspan.’ ”
BRIAN KENNEDY Ph.D.
CEO and Scientific Director,
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
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Dr. Preston Wayne Estep, III was born in the St. Louis, Missouri area, and raised in the Midwest. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University.
Dr. Estep is Director of Gerontology and manages genome sequencing at Harvard Medical School's Personal Genome Project. He is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Veritas Genetics, a genetic testing and genome sequencing company in Boston.
Dr. Estep is a co-founder and adviser to multiple startup companies and non-profit organizations. He is Chairman of the Mind First Foundation, which he co-founded with thought leaders at Harvard Medical School and in the healthcare industry. The foundation is dedicated to the development of better diagnoses and therapies for brain disorders.
Dr. Estep is married to Harvard Professor of Medicine, Martha Bulyk, Ph.D., and they live in the Boston area.
TESTING SERVICE PROVIDERS
The following testing service providers perform the genetic and other testing services discussed in The Mindspan Diet. Your doctor, local hospital, or other healthcare provider should be able to provide basic iron and blood biomarker testing.
IRON AND BLOOD BIOMARKER TESTING
LabCorp offers the full range of blood iron tests in The Mindspan Diet, as well as comprehensive blood metabolite and biomarker tests.
Quest Diagnostics offers the full range of blood iron tests in The Mindspan Diet, as well as comprehensive blood metabolite and biomarker tests.
Veritas Genetics offers whole genome sequencing (WGS) as well as gene panels for specific diseases, such as breast and ovarian cancer.