Dr. Joanette

Welcome to my kitchen, please pull up a stool.

I created this platform to provide you with informative, nutritional and science based content for you and yours.   I believe that eating healthy food is essential for optimal function of our body and brain.  Neuroscience is a field that I am extremely passionate about and we are excited to share this knowledge through our Neuroscience based NeuroHealth blogs and video’s.   Given that there are more neuroconnections from our gut to our brain, than vise versa, I include ingredients in my recipes that will help your body send your brain the neuro-nutrition it needs. 

Allow me to introduce myself. I am an ER doctor, an organic gardener, an accomplished cook.   Besides, I am a proud mother and grandmother. I grew up on a small farm in the Pacific Northwest with nine siblings, where we grew our food out of necessity. I learned most of my gardening and food preservation techniques while growing up on the farm. Over the years, I have also developed some gardening methods of my own, which I’ll be sharing with you in my posts.

Gardening isn’t just a hobby for those with green thumbs; it’s also a great mental workout and a weapon in the fight against cognitive decline. Research shows that spending time in nature and tending to plants can have a positive impact on your brain health. In fact, gardening has been linked to reduced stress levels, improved mood, and enhanced cognitive function.

But how exactly does gardening benefit your brain? One theory is that being around nature can help reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, and promote relaxation. In addition, the physical activity involved in gardening increases blood flow to the brain, which can boost cognitive function and memory. The sensory experience of gardening, touching the soil and smelling the flowers, can also stimulate the brain and improve mood.

When it comes to my cooking and recipe posts, I love using the fresh produce from my own garden to create delicious meals. Growing up on a farm, I learned the importance of preserving food for the winter months. I’m excited to share my knowledge with you and teach you how to grow, cook, and preserve your food. 

While healthy eating is important, not everyone enjoys it all the time. My husband, who I affectionately call Farmer Fred, loves his meat and potatoes. That’s why I include recipes that cater to his taste buds, which often involve indulgent ingredients like bacon, butter, and heavy cream. It’s all about balance and enjoying life’s pleasures in moderation. And of course, sharing great recipes is part of the joy of food.    

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Do you have questions about recipes? Let’s work together? Feel free to write to me for all the questions you may have. 

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