1136: Dr. Brant Cortright Says Increase Neurogenesis For Better Brain Power

1136: Dr. Brant Cortright Says Increase Neurogenesis For Better Brain Power

Psychology professor and author Dr. Brant Cortright is our guest today in Episode 1136 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Only recently has it been discovered that the brain produces new brain cells throughout our entire lives. This process of the rate of new brain cell growth is known by scientists as neurogenesis and it has a profound influence upon every aspect of our life. When the rate of neurogenesis is low, we see cognitive deficits and memory problems such as anxiety and stress, depression, and lowered immunity. In other words, it makes living your life very difficult. But with high rates of neurogenesis we see exactly the opposite: enhanced cognitive abilities, rapid learning, emotional resilience, protection from anxiety, stress and depression, a heightened immunity and robust health. The brain just works better. This is something a Professor of Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, brain health consultant, and author Dr. Brant Cortright from BrantCortright.com who has become enamored with nutrition and lifestyle changes that will increase neurogenesis. Dr. Cortright has outlined 4-point program for doing exactly that in his compelling new book The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Cortright discuss the process of neurogenesis, what we are doing in our diet and lifestyle that significantly lowers the rate of brain cell growth, the massive effects of lowering and increasing neurogenesis, why a ketogenic diet is an extraordinary lifestyle shift in boosting brain cell growth, Dr. Cortright’s experience using nutritional ketosis for better brain power, a fascinating new study on how exercise boosts ketone levels which promotes the expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and so much more! If you care about your brain health and want to learn more about why and how to maintain a robust cranium, then this is one interview you won’t want to miss.

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1135: Andrew Steele From DNAFit On Genetic Testing For Optimized Health

1135: Andrew Steele From DNAFit On Genetic Testing For Optimized Health

British Olympic athlete and genetic health testing company representative Andrew Steele is our guest today in Episode 1135 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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We live in an exciting time right now as the advancements in technology has enabled so many patients like you and me to gain access to compelling genetic testing to help customize the diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that work best for us. This is something a British Olympic athlete and genetic health testing company representative named Andrew Steele from AndrewSteele.com thoroughly understands. After finding success in his athletic career taking him all the way to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in the 400 meter run, Andrew experienced a serious injury and illness in 2012 that kept him out of being in the 2012 London Summer Olympic games in his home country. But it was during this down time that he discovered a cutting edge genetic testing company called DNAFit to help him identify his athletic and dietary attributes as a means for customizing a strategy for optimizing health and performance.

Listen in as Jimmy and Andrew talk about the experience of preparing for your Olympic dream, Andrew’s Achilles heel blowout and an 18-month battle with mono he had to deal with, the discovery of genetic testing that helped revitalize his career, the role of low-carb nutrition in elite sports, and some of the key highlights from Jimmy’s DNAFit report. If you’ve been hearing about genetic health testing and want to find one that is consumer-friendly, then don’t miss what Andrew has to share.

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1133: Travis Macy Outlines The 8 Ultra Mindset Principles For Success

1133: Travis Macy Outlines The 8 Ultra Mindset Principles For Success

Speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete Travis Macy is our guest today in Episode 1133 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Do you know certain people who seem to be more productive than others making the most of the 24 hours in each day? What if there were some specific mindset principles that you could use to empower yourself with the tools for excelling at whatever you choose to do in life? This is something that a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete named Travis Macy from TravisMacy.com knows a thing or two about this having raced in multiple super-long-distance marathons throughout his athletic career. Now he’s taking the main points of motivation that helped him get through those physical races to help anyone wanting to succeed in various areas of their lives as shared in his book The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life.

Here are the 8 Ultra Mindset principles Travis shares in his book:

Mindset 1: It’s all good mental training
Mindset 2: Be a wannabe
Mindset 3: Find your carrot
Mindset 4: Have an ego and use it—until it’s time to put your ego aside
Mindset 5: Think about your thinking: WHAT and WHY
Mindset 6: The 4:30 a.m. Rule: When you have no choice, anything is possible
Mindset 7: Bad stories, good stories: The ones you tell yourself make all the difference
Mindset 8: Never quit…except when you should quit

Listen in as Jimmy and Travis have a fun conversation about his interest in super-endurance athletics, how he discovered low-carb diets, the shift he made from very high-carb diets over to a low-carb diet, how his mindset principles have helped him in every aspect of his life, the upcoming curriculum he is developing based on his principles, and a whole lot more. Travis has an awesome message that takes the information you know about nutrition, fitness, and health and gives you the mindset to become the tremendous success you expect and deserve. ENJOY!

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1132: Kathleen McAuliffe On The Surprising Role Of Parasites In Shaping Your Personality

1132: Kathleen McAuliffe On The Surprising Role Of Parasites In Shaping Your Personality

Science and health writer Kathleen McAuliffe is our guest today in Episode 1132 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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What if there were factors that went well beyond your genes that impacted the way you think, feel, and act? What if parasites are working intricately inside the bodies of animals that are then transferred to your brain orchestrating how you react to things, shaping your personality, and shifting your emotions dramatically? This is something that science and health writer Kathleen McAuliffe admits she’s long been “obsessed” about investigating it thoroughly in recent years. Now she’s taken all those many hours of research and decided to write about it in her compelling new 2016 book entitled This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society. This is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking books you may read all year!

Listen in as Jimmy and Kathleen discuss why she became interested in health and science writing, the role cats play in spreading parasites, the Toxoplasma gondii parasite and how it is the key agent in shifting the way animal and human brains works, the difference between gut bacteria and parasites, what the behavioral immune system is, the various behavioral defenses that rise up to counter parasites, the differences between animal and humans in how parasites make us act, and how parasites can actually be a direct contributor to your political and moral beliefs. This interview today is going to blow your mind and make you rethink why you are who you are.

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1127: Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt – 2015 Cape Town, South Africa LCHF Convention Lecture

1127: Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt – 2015 Cape Town, South Africa LCHF Convention Lecture

Swedish physician, author, speaker, and low-carb, high-fat blogger Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt is our guest today in Episode 1127 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES In late February 2015, an historic conference took place in Cape Town, South Africa featuring 16 of the world’s foremost authorities on the low-carb, high-fat,… Continue Reading