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.
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.
Most people just inherently believe that getting eight of sleep a night is what you need to be rested and healthy. But where did that come from? And, more importantly, is it true? These are just some of the questions that have always intrigued a Sunnyvale, California-based holistically-minded family and sleep medicine dentist named Dr. Mark Burhenne from AskTheDentist.com. Dr. B (as he is so affectionally referred to) has so closely examined and researched the surprising connection between your dental health and sleep that he wrote an entire book about the topic called The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness. This book is designed to offer up a simple, 3-step program for attaining great sleep in ways that you have probably never thought about before so you can attain the happy and refreshed feeling you should get from a good night’s sleep.
Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. B discuss why a dentist is talking about sleep, the interesting connection between your dental health and a restful night’s sleep, how Dr. Weston A. Price is viewed amongst his dental colleagues, why the 8-hour sleep window is probably not ideal for all, how he can tell within a minute or two of talking with someone if there is a problem with their oral health, the indelible connection between sleep and carb cravings, the specific signs of getting poor sleep that show up in your mouth, and so much more. Is your sleep off? Did you ever stop to think it might have something to do with your teeth? If not, then don’t miss this interview with Dr. B!
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Australian low-carb, high-fat advocate Dr. Gary Fettke is our guest today in Episode 1119 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, ketogenic… Continue Reading