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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...

Duration: 00:35:02

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...

Duration: 00:37:26

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...

Duration: 00:41:51

Lighting up the Brain - Photobiomodulation meets Neurofeedback: an unexpected synergy with Dr Marvin Berman

Dr Marvin Berman recieved his PhD in Psychoeducational Processes. He is trained in Bioenergetic Analysis and is trained in numerous other therapeutic interventions including EEG biofeedback and the Feldenkrais methodologies. He consults with senior executives and management teams on the application of cognitive neuroscience in leadership development and performance. Recently, he is exploring the application of EEG biofeedback and related technologies into the treatment of...

Duration: 00:52:31

Megadosing Oxygen - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with Dr Scott Sherr

Scott Sherr MD lives in the San Francisco Bay area where he works both as a hospital medicine physician as well as operates his own independent hyperbaric oxygen consultation practice. He is also Director of integrative Hyperbaric Medicine and Health Optimization with Hyperbaric Medical Solutions. What is hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) Bottom's high pressure oxygen. Originally used to treat underwater injuries ("the bends" or "decompression illness"). Nowadays, Hyperbaric oxygen...

Duration: 01:01:48

When Brains Collide and the Omega Protocol - Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Restoring Neurologic Health with Dr Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis MD is an expert on brain health, prevention, treatment, and management of brain injuries. He is a retired Colonel in US Army and has impacted the military's approach to traumatic brain injury. Since retiring from the Army he founded the Brain Health Education and Research Institute outside of Washington DC. He is the author of the recently published, "When Brains Collide." Shownotes: We discuss the mechanism of concussion and how it creates brain deterioration both in the...

Duration: 00:49:11

A Hormonal Approach to Alzheimer's & Brain Damage

Interventional neuroendocrinology is a relatively new concept. It is championed by, Dr Mark Gordon. He promotes proactive monitoring and replacement of multiple hormones as needed to optimal levels. Dr Gordon elucidates his approach and clarifies his issues with the current standard of care and the use of standard reference ranges. Dr Gordon introduces the concept of "neurosteroids" which are hormones that are made by glial cells - support cells - in the brain. Hormones like Growth...

Duration: 00:46:52

Mark Hyman - 7 Steps to a better brain

Dr Mark Hyman - Mark is the world renowned leader of the Functional Medicine movement. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is an approach that tries to discover the root cause of chronic disease and personalize and approach to getting better. Dr Hyman has been using this approach for years and shares a couple of stories of patients with cognitive impairment that improved with this approach. We explore the idea of Alzheimer's as a...

Duration: 00:27:17

Brain Maps and Childhood Trauma - what they have to do with Alzheimer's. Uncommon tests you can do to assess your risk with David Merril

This week's guest is Dr David Merrill MD, PhD Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. Dr Merrill is an active proponent of prevention of Alzheimer's and an expert in many areas relating to this. Quantitative Electroecephalography - AKA: qEEG - and structural MRI are two technologies that are widely available. Dr Merrill explains how they can be used to assess if you have brain wave or structure changes that look like impending dementia. qEEG...

Duration: 00:50:37

Epigenetics and the Dazzling Science of NAD+ with Dr Ross Grant

This week's guest is Dr Ross Grant, a clinical professor of medicine at Sydney Adventist in Sydney, Australia. He is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on NAD+ science and therapeutics. Fair warnings: this episode is deeply technical and scientific, but during the last 15 minutes of the interview Dr Grant speculates on how NAD+ might be beneficial directly to Alzhiemer's (and Parkinson's patients). ALSO, we apologize for the sound quality of this episode. we are working to...

Duration: 01:01:03

One woman's story of getting better - a conversation with Julie Gregory

On the cusp of her 50th birthday Julie Gregory started to experience symptoms of cognitive decline. Feeling alone and terrified, and given her family history of Alzheimer's, Julie sought to do something. Julie learned that she was an ApoE-4 homozygote - in other words she has both genetic copies of the ApoE4 gene which increased her chance of developing Alzheimer's by 50% - 90%. This episode discusses Julie's health journey and what she done to improve her cognitive and general...

Duration: 00:38:15

Is my brain is shrinking? How you can find out using Neuroimaging with Dr. Cyrus Raji

In this episode we explore emerging radiology technologies and the new field of Preventative Radiology The info in this show will help you understand your risk for Alzheimer's and cognitive impairment and possibly even concussion related brain changes - and what to ask your doctor to get it ordered correctly. Our guest, Cyrus Raji MD PhD, is a clinical fellow at the University of California - San Francisco. He completed his combined MD and PhD at the NIH-funded Medical Scientist...

Duration: 01:00:15

A Roadmap to Reversal - Sharp Again Naturally! with Lisa Feiner

Lisa Feiner is a co-founder of the grassroots, not-for-profit organization - Sharp Again Naturally - focused on preserving memory and restoring minds. SharpAgain's "roadmap" to reversible causes of memory loss is really quite impressive. They advocate working on your own and in partnership with your healthcare practitioner to look for reversible causes of Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. Here is the list and you can find this on - check out the "roadmap." 10...

Duration: 00:45:40

The "Omics" of Alzheimer's & the Emergence of "Scientific Wellness" with Dr Nathan Price

Get ready because this episode takes us 5-10 years into the future - where Big Data meets Alzheimer's. But the future is already here! Dr Nathan Price PhD is the associate director of the highly esteemed Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and co-founder of it's spin-off company Arivale - a leading company in the Scientific Wellness space. ISB and Providence St. Joseph Health, a 50 hospital system to which ISB is affiliated, have particularly focused on solving Alzheimer’s and have...

Duration: 00:47:31

12 Weeks to a Better, Fatter Brain - Real Life Neuroplasticity with Majid Fotuhi MD

Today's Guest is, Dr Majid Fotuhi of the Neurogrow program and Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of 3 books and multiple academic as well as popular scientific articles. Dr Fotuhi's work has been featured in Time Magazine and Reuters and he has been seen on PBS, CNN, NBC, ABC and FoxNews. Show Summary: The hippocampus is an area in our brain that - when smaller than average compared to those our age - seems to be highly related to Alzheimer's. The hippocampus is partially...

Duration: 01:06:26

The End of Alzheimer's? The heralded arrival of prevention and reversal with Dale Bredesen MD

Dr Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized researcher in Alzheimer's. His incredible resume includes being the Director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer's Research at UCLA as well as founding president and CEO of the Buck Institute on Aging in Novato, California. He has worked in the lab of 2 nobel prize winners and has run his own labs for 28 years looking at neurodegenerative diseases - focusing on Alzheimer's. Dr Bredesen's fundamental theory is that Alzheimer's is actually...

Duration: 00:58:04

What is the Evolving Past Alzheimer's Podcast ... Let's get better!

Our show and website is here to help you or someone you know with a problem that is destroying minds and families all over the world. This problem is Alzheimer's disease. Our fundamental belief is that Alzheimer's is generally preventable and reversible (especially if discovered in the early stages). My name is, Nate Bergman, your host on the "Evolving Past Alzheimer's" Podcast. I am a physician in Cleveland Ohio. Listen to this episode to hear my own story of memory loss and how I...

Duration: 00:04:45