Dr. María José Hummel’s presentation will cover the nutritional and lifestyle factors that affect the brain as well as the different diseases and conditions that affect the brain, such as mood disorders (depression and anxiety) and neurological disorders (such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease). Evidence-based information is given about what nutrients have been shown to improve brain function and help prevent mood disorders.
Dr. Hummel is a nutritionist, health educator, author, international speaker, and former engineer. She holds multiple degrees, which include a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Cal Poly, a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, a Master’s in Public Health from San Jose State, a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University, and she holds a doctorate in naturopathy as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Natural Medicine from the International Institute of Original Medicine.
As a health educator and plant-based nutritionist, certified by the American Association of Lifestyle Medicine, María José enjoys sharing not only her knowledge, but her passion for nutrition, health, and plant-based cooking. Her current work as a program coordinator involves conducting nutrition education and dietetic interventions to reverse chronic conditions and improve biometric markers.
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM