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Nutrition: How Your Needs Change as You Age

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Learn which nutrients you need at various stages in your life and how to get them.
Air Date: 7/30/19
Duration: 25:57
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Nicole Avena, PhD
Dr. Nicole AvenaDr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist, author and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction. She is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Visiting Professor of Health Psychology at Princeton University. She received a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City.
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Nutrition: How Your Needs Change as You Age
As we age, our metabolism and cell production changes, as do the nutrients we need to support those systems.

We also develop food preferences, which we stick to, meaning that we’re probably not getting all the nutrients we need through our diet. For instance, as women age, they need more calcium, iron and Vitamin D, some of which can be difficult to find in food. These vitamin deficiencies can cause a variety of diseases and health issues, including a general sense of fatigue. 

By speaking with a specialist who can address your individual nutrition needs and taking supplements to help bridge the gap, women can lead overall healthier lives.  

Listen as Dr. Nicole Avena joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how nutrition needs change as a woman ages.