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Dr Sara Gottfried - Women, Perimenopause, and Alzheimer's Disease

Sara Gottfried M.D. is a mother, wife, Harvard-educated physician, keynote speaker, and author of three New York Times bestselling books, The Hormone Cure (2012), The Hormone Reset Diet (2015), and her latest book Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years (2017). For the past 25+ years, Dr. Sara has been dedicated to helping women feel at home in their bodies with functional medicine. After graduating from Harvard Medical School...


The Alzheimer's Solution with Dr Dean and Dr Ayesha Sherzai

As Co-Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ayesha and Dr. Dean Sherzai, through research and their extensive collective medical backgrounds, work to demystify the steps to achieving long-term brain health and the prevention of devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. They are also the authors of the much acclaimed book, The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive...


Inhalational Alzheimer's - Is mold illness real? with Mary Ackerley Part 2 - Treatments

We are going to pick up where we left off last week talking to Dr Mary Ackerley about mold and the phenomenon called Inhalational Alzheimer's. Last week we spoke about the diagnosis side of mold related cognitive impairment. this week we speak about treatments. For the second part of the show we pick up where we left off talk about a program that is available online called,The Dynamic Neural Retraining System. -Step One Remediation- you have to get away from the...


Inhalational Alzheimer's - Is mold illness real? with Mary Ackerley Part 1 - Assessments

Our guest today is Dr Mary Ackerley MD, Dr Ackerly is a Harvard and Johns Hopkins trained board certified psychiatrist. She holds active medical licenses in Arizona and Florida. Mary also is a co-founder of ISEAI, the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness. Society members are dedicated to researching and quantifying symptoms and treatment approaches from biotoxin mediated inflammatory illness. She is probably most well known for her internet article entitled “Brain...


Regenerating a brain...is that really possible? - Ira Pastor with Bioquark Inc

We are going to take a little different turn this week and perhaps take a look into the future a little bit. We glad to have with us, Ira Pastor, Chief Executive Officer – Bioquark Inc. Ira has over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors of the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, he is also a Board Member of RegenerAge a clinical company focused on expedited translational therapeutic applications of regenerative and rejuvenative healthcare interventions, the Reanima Project...


Gaining Muscle (& Brain) While Losing Weight with Age - Sarcopenic Obesity & Optimal Body Composition

According to Dr Gabrielle Lyon losing muscle is tantamount to losing brain tissue which is one of the core processes that occurs in Alzheimer's. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a Functional medicine physician focusing on Muscle-Centric Medicine. She leverages evidence-based medicine with emerging cutting-edge science to restore metabolism, balance hormones and optimize body composition. Prior to her foray into medicine, Dr. Lyon was a national semifinalist in Fitness America, and a professional...


Does all stress hurt my memory? What's how's and why's- with Grant Shields

We have spoken about the effects of stress and memory. This week we will talk about how stress effects memory. FAIR WARNING: This episode is super technical. This will be great for the geeks, nerds, and mechanism seekers among us. BUT HAVE NO FEAR, because practical information does emerge from this episode thanks to our guest's mastery of this subject. Grant Shields is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Univ of California in Davis working with both Andrew P. Yonelinas in the Human Memory...


Conscious Dance Chapter 1 - Open Floor Dance

Conscious Dance is something I think is extremely important in the transformation of a mind, particularly for those with Alzheimer's or at-risk of Alzheimer's. According to Mark Metz, a thought leader in the community, Conscious Dance is essentially "a non-competitive, body based way of raising consciousness." Our guests today are the co-founders of Open Floor Dance. Kathy Altman - is a co founder of Open Floor International, an organization that promotes conscious dance as a form of...


A Greet Beret's Road to Healing from Brain Injury - Task Force Dagger

Traumatic brain injury raises the risk of Alzheimer's by up to ten times the normal risk. Today we want to share the story of a real American hero. United States Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, Josh Lindstrom. Josh was awarded a Purple Heart for surviving an IED attack in 2012. His story speaks for itself, but briefly, until 2012 Josh was one of the military's most fit, dedicated and resilient soldiers. After a traumatic brain injury he lost more than his cognitive abilities. He lost...


Neurofeedback for Alzheimer's with Robin Luijmes & Sjaak Pouwels

Neuorfeedback therapy for Alzheimer's today has not yet been widely proven. Our guests today were the first ones to publish in a medical journal on this subject. Robin Elisa Luijmes is a psychologist from the Netherlands. She started working with patients with aquired brain injury. Wanting a broader knowledge of the psychological impact in patients with various forms of medical conditions, she completed her training as a medical psychologist. While working in a hospital in the...


Nutritious Movement & Dynamic Aging with Katy Bowman

Our cells, including brain cells, are influenced by movement mechanics. Our guest today is a leader in movement mechanics and aging. Katy is part biomechanist, part science communicator, and FULL-time mover. Katy Bowman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. She is a prolific author of many books and other media outlets. She directs the Nutritious Movement Center in the Pacific Northwest and travels around the world teaching...


This is Your Brain on Stress...Genomics, Stress, Resilience and the Immune System with George Slavich

Accumulation of stress over a lifetime is linked to cognitive impairment in general and Alzheimer's disease in specific. To let the cat out of the bag, the practical piece here is to get your "life stressors test" in the form of a lifetime inventory of stress and adversity here (STRAIN score): lifestresstest.com Read the shownotes below and listen to the second half of the show to get the explanation on this tool. Dr George Slavich's, research integrates tools and methods from...


Growing stronger inside with time

We shift gears on this show to begin to talk about thriving in the second half of life. I introduce you to an incredible friend of mine, Sharon Lowenstein Poisner JD, PhD. At the time of this show's recording, Sharon had just turned 80 years old. Sharon continues to give lectures on various topics on brain health and successful life and aging practices. Parts of this episode are heavy. We talk about the ups and down of Sharon's life and the many challenges of growing through childhood...


Can I Really Reverse my Alzheimer's and Cognition Problems? with Robert Hedaya MD

Robert Hedaya, MD, has been at the cutting edge of medical practice, psychiatry and psychopharmacology since 1979, and has been practicing Functional Medicine since 1996. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. Author of three books (Understanding Biological Psychiatry, The Antidepressant Survival Guide, and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm), and the founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry in the Washington DC area. He...


The Ketogenic Diet & Alzheimer's and the Brain with Dom D'agostino

If you have questions about the Keto diet...go no further. Our guest today is pretty much the Keto science guy. Dr Dominic D'Agostino is a professor in molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine as well as a Visiting Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Dr D'Agostino tells us how he found his way into the filed of ketosis. He combined interests in nutritional and neuro sciences. From there,...


A plant-based approach to Alzheimer's and Brain Health with Neal Barnard, MD

We are honored to have, Dr Neal Barnard a noted physician, advocate for nutritional science, as well as president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on the show. Dr Barnard explains how and why he started the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM is an advocacy group for information about good medicine, nutrition, and animal rights. Dr Barnard shares his own experience with Alzheimer’s with his father. Dr Barnard and other experts wrote dietary...


Hormone Replacement for Alzheimer's with Anne Hathaway, MD

Today we tackle one of the more controversial topics around brain health and Alzheimer's - hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Our guest is Dr Ann Hathaway (no...not the actress) a hormone expert. We have an extended conversation about the history of hormone replacement, where the fear of using Premarin (estrogen) and Progestin (Progesterone) in the form of medroxyprogesterone has come from. We discuss drops in estrogen and its role in Alzheimer's disease. These changes happen up to 30...


Is Alzheimer's a Myth? with Peter Whitehouse

This week we interview another leading scientist and author who views Alzheimer's as a more complicated process than one simple disease. Our guest, Dr Peter Whitehouse, is an MD, PhD trained at Johns Hopkins and currently is a professor of Neurology at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. He authored the book, The Myth of Alzheimer's. Dr Whitehouse does not deny that Alzheimer's exists he just maintains that it is a condition with tremendous heterogeneity and is more like a...


Scientific Nutrition - the MIND Diet with Dr Martha Clare Morris

We finally have evidence for and Alzheimer's prevention diet and the best foods to eat to prevent alzheimer's. We apologize for the recording sound quality of this episode. Our guest this week, Dr Martha Clare Morris is the architect of the MIND Diet and a leader in the field of nutrition and the brain. Dr Morris' team showed that the MIND Diet, a hybrid diet of the Mediterranean Diet + the DASH Diet. To summarize the basic component of the MIND diet is: Foods to...


BrainHealth Kitchen for Alzheimer’s

The next couple of episodes we are going to do a deeper dive into the role nutrition and best (and worst) foods for Alzheimer's prevention and treatment. Our guest on this show is Dr Annie Fenn, M.D from BrainHealth Kitchen. She is a retired OB/GYN physician, writer and culinary instructor. We discuss the format for Annie's - BrainHealth Kitchen (formerly known as Brainworks Kitchen) a multi-dimensional program designed to prevent and improve brain health and Alzheimer's. The main focus...