Q I would like to follow the MIND diet to help my memory, but I am a vegetarian. Can I just cut out the animal foods I don’t eat and drink like poultry and eggs? What about dairy? HA, Winterville

A Last week Brittany Smith MS, RDN, LDN, nutrition specialist at ECU Health family medicine, answered some of your questions about The MIND diet (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention to prevent Neurodegenerative Decline).

Professor emeritus Kathy Kolasa, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Ph.D., is an affiliate professor in the Brody School of Medicine at ECU. Contact her at kolasaka@ecu.edu.