Glucose, a form of sugar, is the primary source of energy for every cell in the body. Glucose is found in not just the sweets we eat, but also in bread, vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes, and in most pasta. We need glucose for energy to fuel our bodies and our brains, but too much sugar can have a long-term negative impact on both
Join Dr. Cornelia Lenherr, MD, to learn how chronically elevated blood sugar leads to impaired glucose metabolism, insulin resistance and, potentially, cognitive decline. Participants will gain an understanding of normal/abnormal blood glucose and how diet and other lifestyle factors affect brain health.
Dr. Cornelia F. Lenherr, M.D., is a family medicine physician with Community Health Programs Health Center in Great Barrington, MA and a member of the Sharp Again Medical and Dental Advisory Board.
Dr. Lenherr received her bachelor’s in pre-medical studies at Simon’s Rock College of Bard and earned her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital, with a focus on bio-psycho-social approaches to patient care. She also completed a fellowship in family systems medicine at Highland Hospital, with a focus on family therapy training.
With a certification in functional medicine, Dr. Lenherr worked at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, where her patient care incorporated medicine, nutrition, exercise physiology, life management, and spirituality. At Community Health Programs, she cares for adults and children.
Her approach to care incorporates her training in muscle release therapy, psychoanalysis, stress reduction, mind-body medicine, meditation, biofeedback, and other health management techniques. She is a board-certified family medicine physician and a certified functional medicine specialist.