Aileen Burford-Mason, PhD

Aileen Burford-Mason, PhD, is a biochemist, immunologist and cell biologist and a widely recognized expert in the field of vitamins and their appropriate use in health maintenance, healthy aging and the prevention and treatment of disease. Respected for her balanced and scientifically-based approach, Aileen is known for her ability to take the latest findings in diet and supplement research and translate them into practical evidence-based guidelines for both lay audiences and health professionals.


The Healthy Brain


The Healthy Brain - Optimize Brain Power At Any Age

Now available: As of December 19th, 2017, Aileen’s new book The Healthy Brain will be available for purchase in book stores and online.

The Healthy Brain  ISBN 9781443447782 
Pages 304
$22.99 CAN

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The Healthy Brain makes the compelling case that most people’s brains are underperforming because they are undernourished. As the most metabolically active organ of the body, the brain’s nutritional needs are ten times higher than those of any other organ. That means the brain is the first organ to falter when it is improperly fed.

Well respected for her ability to take complex nutritional research and translate it into clear, evidence-based guidelines for the safe, effective use of supplements, Dr. Burford-Mason offers step-by-step guidance on how to implement dietary changes and select appropriate supplements for optimal brain power at any age. She makes liberal use of real-life case histories from her practice and summarizes leading-edge scientific research to support her advice.

The immediate payoff of adopting Dr. Burford-Mason’s strategies is a noticeable increase in brain vitality: better mood, focus, creativity and workplace performance, and an improved capacity to enjoy life, sleep soundly and cope well under stress. The long-term benefit is that these same dietary changes have shown the most promise in helping us avoid Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The Healthy Brain argues that feeding the brain properly is a lifelong project, and that memory and cognition in later life depend on the care and feeding our brains receive throughout our entire lives.

Eat Well Age Better

How to use diet and supplements to guard the lifelong health of your eyes, your heart, your brain, and your bones.

Eat Well, Age Better 
ISBN 978-0-88762-937-2 
Pages 300
$24.95 CAN
Dundurn Press

by Aileen Burford-Mason, PhD
with Judy Stoffman 

Backed by the latest research, Eat Well, Age Better describes, in straightforward language, how to be your own nutritionist. By taking control and optimizing your diet now with selected vitamins and other supplements, you can increase energy, strengthen your immune system, maintain a healthy brain, and embark upon your retirement years with vigour and vitality.

Eat Well, Age Better shows how you can recognize nutritional shortfalls—deficits that will increase your risk of the degenerative diseases of aging, including diabetes, osteoporosis, dementia, macular degeneration, heart disease, and stroke.  


“In an overfed and undernourished society, this book is a powerful and much-needed reminder that we are, indeed, what we eat….Eat Well, Age Better shows how nutrition is an essential foundation of our physical and mental well- being.” — Gabor Maté, MD, author of When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

“Aileen Burford-Mason has distilled the wisdom of her many years in practice into a breath-takingly helpful, evidence- based guide to nutrition. Reading this book will make you feel excited and empowered to take safe, sensible, and medically sound steps to improve your health, including challenges that may have once seemed insurmountable.” — Gillian Deacon, author of There’s Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Bodycare and How to Avoid Them

“This book may have been written for the general public but it is a must-read for the medical profession, which has traditionally neglected nutrition as a crucial determinant of health in its curricula for both undergraduate and postgraduate training.” — Craig E. Appleyard, MD, FCFP, Chair, Section of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Ontario Medical Association