Brain Health and Beyond with Sherzai, MD

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Join award-winning neurologists and researchers, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, for a fun, innovative and inspirational approach to brain health and all matters concerning the remarkable human mind. This is the century of the brain, a time when our insights into this incredible organ are exploding at an unprecedented pace. Explore ways to take control of your own brain health, avoid chronic diseases that are devastating communities worldwide, and expand your mind's capacity beyond anything you can imagine.

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The Definitive Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline
39:48

Friends, as many of you know, Alzheimer's prevention is personal to us. In our very first meeting, we connected over the shared loss of our grandparents to dementia and since then we have dedicated our lives to combating neurodegenerative diseases. This put us on-the-ground in communities around the nation. We saw family after family suffering from the tragedies of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive decline. This is when our life's purpose took shape, and it was to share this simple, but powerful, piece of information: cognitive decline is preventable and you already have most of the tools you need to do so.

That's why we are so excited that today we finally get to share our new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution with you. This book was written with every intention of helping people. We want to make the science around lifestyle medicine and brain-health accessible and digestible to as many people as possible. The result? A guide to transforming your life in 30 days. We actively fight against that notion and want you to know: health starts with everyday habits, not hardcore protocols. The response has been incredible so far. Thanks to our collective efforts, we've seen the book rank as high as #15 on Amazon! All of the profits go towards the non-profit, Healthy Minds Initiative, whose aim is the improvement of brain health in communities through education, research and mobilization of resources. 

Retailer links for The 30 Day Alzheimer's Solution:

Indie Bound

Amazon

Books-A-Million

Book Depository

 

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Mar 26, 2021
The Perfect Storm: The Hidden Death Toll of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable
29:42

Friends, in this episode, we are shedding light on a community devastated by the consequences of this pandemic, as if it was not bad enough, close to 500,000 people have lost their lives in the United States, and more than millions around the world, on e community has been especially devastated by it. We’ve been asked to talk about this topic by several media channels, and Ayesha starts the conversation by narrating a part of an article that was recently published on USA Today. 

This episode is brought to you by the Healthy Minds Initiative, a nonprofit organizations, whose mission is to innovate brain health by bringing care to the communities through research, education and mobilization. For more information to support or volunteer, please visit healthmindsinitiative.org.

Our new book, The 30 Day Alzheimer's Solution is available for preorder and is scheduled to be published on March 23, 2021. Our science-backed, data driven plan is designed for you to have a sharp, brilliant mind at any age, as well as prevent cognitive decline and dementia. If you're interested in pre-ordering your copy, you'll receive access to our exclusive group, a lived environment based on neurobehavioral models that have worked, to help you start your brain health journey.

Here's the link: https://teamsherzai.com/30-day-alzheimers-solution

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Feb 10, 2021
New Season and a New Beginning To An Unforgettable Life
41:57

Welcome back to the Brain Health and Beyond Podcast with your neurologist friends, Ayesha and Dean Sherzai!

Happy New Year everyone!

We are thrilled to be back with exciting conversations and stories to share with you all. We are starting the new season by reflecting on 2020 - losing our mother, the pandemic, the war on science, our experiences with patients in the hospital and clinic, our research, and so much more. 

We are Sherzai M.D. on social media where you can follow us for the latest, evidence-based information on brain health.

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Jan 27, 2021
Differentiating Science from Pseudoscience in Nutrition with Dr. Frank Cusimano
01:23:30

In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Frank Cusimano, who is a scientist, with a masters and a PhD in nutrition and metabolic biology from Columbia University. Frank is an expert in the field of nutrition and the microbiome, and there are very few people who have had his extensive research background and accolades. He also holds a Masters degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins, and is currently a medical student at the Arizona college of osteopathic medicine.

We discussed a plethora of topics in this episode, from the history of nutrition to the relationship between gut health and brain health, pseudoscience in the field of nutrition, protein, supplements, grains and the future of nutrition research. He is passionate about all things science, art, medicine, nutrition, and fitness, and having been a sponsored athlete, blends his understanding of biochemistry with human physiology and human potential. He is also the host of the Surviving Medicine Podcast. This was an incredible episode, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

Follow Dr. Cusimano on Instagram at @dr.cusimano

 

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Jul 22, 2020
From the Cardiac Cath Lab to the Community with Dr. Columbus Batiste
57:04

In this episode, we have the honor of having a talented physician and a community leader as our guest, Dr. Columbus Batiste, whose passion for translating his years of work in cardiology to meaningful outcomes in communities is remarkable.

Dr. Batiste is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. Since 2008, Dr. Batiste has served as Chief of Cardiology and is the founder of Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program (based at Kaiser Permanente), where he advocates a lifestyle plan to prevent cardiac event for his patients, by helping them modify their lifstyle.  Over the years, Dr. Batiste has been recognized for his work in the community by multiple organizations. His ability to bring attention to healthcare disparities in the African American communities and beyond has been cited in many national forums. He is a bright light that will bring change to healthcare, one person and one family at a time. 

 Please visit his website to learn more about his non-profit organization called the Healthy Heart Nation, and about his project, Slave Food, a ground breaking project, where he provides information and insight regarding why much of the food consumed today is practically killing members of low-income communities, particularly communities of color.

https://www.thehealthyheartdoc.org

Slave Food: https://slavefood.org

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Jul 08, 2020
Sexual Health An Early Predictor of Brain Health in Men with Dr. Aaron Spitz
52:10

In this episode, join us as we speak with Dr. Aaron Spitz, a renowned urologist, author, and one of the featured stars of the remarkable documentary The Game Changers. Dr. Spitz is a national leader in health policy for urologists across the nation and has done some of the most groundbreaking work in the field of urology. He earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical College, completed his Urology residency at the University of Southern California, and then obtained fellowship training in infertility at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Aaron Spitz served as an assistant clinical professor in the U.C. Irvine department of Urology, specializing in male reproductive medicine and surgery. He directs the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Orange County Urology in Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo, California.

He is the author of The Penis Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Penis, from size to function and everything in between.  He is has authored multiple book chapters and articles in peer reviewed publications and is actively engaged in clinical trials and research in the area of andrology, male sexual dysfunction, and male infertility. Dr. Spitz has done some of the most groundbreaking work in the field of Erectile dysfunction by demonstrating the influence of lifestyle on erectile dysfunction, as well as how it may be an early marker for cardiovascular diseases. He is also a frequent guest and part-time co-host on the popular CBS talk show, The Doctors.If you are a man or have a man in your life, it is imperative to listen to this conversation as it may save their life.

Learn more about Dr. Spitz on his website: www.aaronspitz.com

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Link to his book: The Penis Book

 

 

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Jun 24, 2020
The Epidemic of Sleep Disorders and Their Effect on Brain Health with Dr. Noah Siegel
01:06:00

This episode is dedicated to sleep and sleep disorders and how they affect brain health. We now know that a good night’s restorative sleep is crucial for proper functioning of the brain – whether it’s cognition, concentration, productivity or peak performance. Unfortunately, until recently, it was not deemed important and brushed aside. But thanks to recent advances in the field, we have realized the tremendous importance of sleep for brain health and health in general.

To discuss this, our guest in this episode is an incredibly experienced sleep specialist, Dr. Noah Siegel. He is the Director of Sleep Medicine and Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston. He’s Board Certified in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and is a clinical faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Medical Director of Otolaryngology for Massachusetts Eye and Ear’s Longwood facility in Boston and is clinical faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Siegel serves as the medical director for several sleep laboratories in the Boston area. In addition, Dr. Siegel is part of the faculty at Tufts Dental School in the division of Craniofacial pain, TMD and Sleep.

His approach is very unique as he doesn’t focus on disease only, and recognizes the tremendous role of lifestyle and prevention in treating one of the biggest health issues in western countries – sleep disorders. 

Learn more about Dr. Seigel HERE.

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Episode Notes:

Diagram of the sleep stages:

Jun 10, 2020
Courageous Mythbusting about Nutrition and Science with Dr. Garth Davis
55:37

In this episode, we discuss the raging myths around nutrition and health with a brilliant bariatric surgeon, clinician, scientist, and a fierce warrior for the truth, Dr. Garth Davis. He’s the author of Proteinaholic -  a brilliant, fascinating and paradigm-shifting book that explores our false notions about diet, and best of all, presents decades worth of research showing the evidence and broad consensus on nutrition and health. Please join us as we discuss nutrition, public health, the prevailing myths, and the importance of scientific thinking. This is one conversation you don’t want to miss.

Here is the link to Dr. Davis' book,  'Proteinaholic'.

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May 27, 2020
Axis of Health: Gut, Microbiome and Brain with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
01:25:06

We’re thrilled that you’re joining us for this exciting conversation with a talented physician, scientist, gastroenterologist, and the author of his newly published fabulous book, Fiber Fueled, our friend Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. 

"Dr. B" has all the degrees, awards and honors that you could hope for, but more importantly his courageous and comprehensive approach to Gastroenterology is going to open up your eyes to a beautiful interconnected world of the micro biome, the gut, and even the brain. He went to med school at Georgetown University, trained in medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and in gastroenterology at University of North Carolina Hospitals. He has a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. He’s board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and an expert in digestive diseases and the gut.
His book and his work are inspiring at a time when there is so much false information on social media about gut health. What you will learn from this conversation will change your life. 
Learn more about Dr. B on his website, where you can order his book, Fiber Fueled.

His social media account is packed with a wealth of knowledge on health and wellness. 

Instagram: @theguthealthmd

 

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May 14, 2020
Plant-based Life As a Family: The Life, The Love and The Science
01:03:09

In this episode, we are excited to share our conversation with our kids, Alex and Sophia Sherzai, also known as The Science Kids, about living a plant based life, its challenges, its benefits, the science behind it, and how they think this is more than just healthy living - it’s something that could determine the fate of this beautiful planet. We bring our kids into this conversation because it felt right to have them speak for themselves and share their voice.  We don’t believe in keeping it in an article or a book and would like to make the lifestyle and the science behind it easily accessible for every family and community. 

You will hear us talk about why went plant-based and then transitioned from being a lacto-ovo vegetarian towards a whole-food, plant based diet, how the kids manage their social life being plant-based, what are some of the challenges we face as a family for being vegans, what are some of our kids' favorite snacks and meals, what supplements we use, some Dad jokes and other fun conversation. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

The Science Kids produce amazing posts and content on their social media and YouTube channel.

Instagram: @thesciencekids     YouTube: The Science Kids

 

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Apr 22, 2020
On the Front Line of The Battle with COVID19 - with Dr. Shinkai Hakimi
56:42

The date is March 23, 2020. At the time of recording this episode, and in the last week, our world and the way we have known it has turned upside down. Today, we‘re talking about corona virus, or COVID-19 with with our dear fried and colleague,  Dr. Shinkai Hakimi who is a pulmonary critical care doctor in Monterey Bay, CA. She has special interest in public health, has worked extensively towards healthcare for refugees, and is one of the most knowledgeable physicians we know. She is on the front lines and knows first hand the trajectory of the disease here and in other countries and how it is evolving.

Currently, in the US,  we have about 42,700 identified cases with 541 deaths. Compare this number to last week when there were 4,400 cases and 75 deaths, and a week before that, it was 566 cases with 22 deaths.

This looks as ominous as what happened in china, when the numbers of infected cases  went from 549 in January to more than 80,000 cases by the beginning of March. In Italy the onslaught started with 155 cases at the end of February, with a few deaths to more than 59,000 cases today with up to 5,476 deaths and its rising at an exponential rate. This is not necessarily the case in all countries. In Singapore and in South Korea, the pattern was very different, and it’s attributed to early measures such as screening for people with fever or flu-like symptoms, banning large gatherings, directing people to work from home, and encouraging social distancing, and after 6 weeks, they were able to curb the spread of this virus. 

There is evidence that our response - how quickly and extensively we institute public health measures could mean the difference between minimal additions to uncontrollable spread of this disease. 

We are already late both at the community and national levels. The U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous classified warnings in January and February this year about the global danger posed by the coronavirus, yet we didn’t start taking this virus seriously until mid February. But even then, it was only talk and some mediocre local measures, but no major movement to mobilize tools and equipment for patients and health care workers, and no decisive preventive measures at the community level. But what is missed in all of this is what will possibly happen to our first line of defense - the health care community. 

We hope you enjoy the conversation.

We would love 4 action items from all of you: 

  1. Follow the public health recommendations from CDC and WHO, which strongly suggest social distancing, and universal hygiene measures like hand washing. 
  2. Don’t go to the emergency room or urgent clinics for menial procedures or visits as they are already overwhelmed. And 
  3. Please contact your local and national policy makers to get them to support what ever measure needed to get personal protection equipment for healthcare providers.
  4. Please share this information with your loved ones.

We hope you enjoy this conversation. If you liked it, please give us a review on Apple Podcast, and please share with friends so we can get the message of health, brain health and hope to a larger audience. 

 

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Mar 25, 2020
The Devastating Effect of Gender Bias in Healthcare - Challenges and Solutions
52:10

In episode # 12, we discuss one of the most important issues in the field of medicine - gender bias in healthcare - which has become an epidemic. Women’s diseases are often missed, misdiagnosed or remains a total mystery. There are tremendous knowledge gaps that are filled with hysteria narratives. Women are more likely to be labeled as “difficult”, “hysterical”, and “hypochondriacs” compared to men presenting with the same diseases. This has major negative consequences for both medical practice and the health of women. Join us as we reveal the profound effect of this bias across multiple diseases and their terrifying consequences, and shed light on ways we can help women get the appropriate attention and treatments for various diseases. We hope you enjoy this episode.

In the next episode, we take a deep dive on why women are affected by Alzheimer's disease disproportionally compared to men. We will expand on the relevant research that has been done to date on the subject, and discuss how the female brain is more susceptible due to various environmental and biological factors.

Also, for those of you who are interested in learning more about brain health and the work we’re doing across the country with our NEURO Plan, we recently released a free 14 day program that will help you take the first steps toward transforming your life and optimizing your cognitive health. Visit the link below and check out The NEURO Plan Academy to claim your free copy, and get access to some of our favorite recipes as well. 

https://courses.neuroacademy.com/p/14-day-neuro-plan-jump-start

Finally, if you can take a few minutes to leave a review on Apple Podcast app, we would really appreciate it. 

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Mar 11, 2020
A Transformative Leader Revolutionizing Healthcare - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
43:52

In this episode, we sat down with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, a dynamic leader and a luminary who is changing healthcare as we know it. He previously served three terms in the New York State Senate and 22 years in the New York City Police Department. In 2016, after a series of painful symptoms and visual problems, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He soon learned about the profound effect of food on his health and adopted a whole food, plant-based diet and successfully reversed his diabetes. Since then, he has been a vocal proponent of a plant-based diet and has encouraged all Brooklynites to eat healthier. He has launched multiple initiatives to provide resources to the community regarding healthy nutrition, and also hosts various events at the Brooklyn Borough Hall to educate citizens on different health topics. He has also prompted the City Council to pass a resolution called "Ban the Baloney," which aims for schools across the city to stop serving processed meats to school kids, based on a 2015 World Health Organization report that labeled these products as Group 1 carcinogens, increasing the risk of diabetes, multiple cancers, and respiratory illnesses. He has also been an avid supporter of "Meatless Mondays" in public schools. He’s dedicating much of his efforts to empowering the community with new models of health.

Our entire life has been focused on evidence-based research and translating it to the population, which we believe is the missing link - the translation of preventive medicine to populations in modern medicine. And that is what inspires us so much about Eric’s work, who is making Brooklyn a role model city for other cities in the US. Learn more about his initiative by visiting this link:

https://www.brooklyn-usa.org/eric-adams-bio/

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Feb 26, 2020
Mastering Diabetes and Reversing Insulin Resistance - with Dr. Cyrus Khambatta PhD and Robby Barbaro MPH
01:15:33

In this episode, we discuss insulin resistance and energy metabolism in the brain and the rest of the body with brilliant lifestyle experts, Dr. Cyrus Khambatta PhD and Robby Barbaro MPH. Cyrus and Robby are living with Type 1 diabetes, and have been on all kinds of diets and program you can think of to manage their diabetes, and after years of trial and error and studying the evidence, they created the Mastering Diabetes Method to show how you can eat large quantities of carbohydrate-rich whole foods like bananas, potatoes, and quinoa while decreasing blood glucose, oral medication, and insulin requirements. Through their amazing work, they have helped thousands of individuals reverse their insulin resistance, lose weight and master their health. 

Over the last decade, cumulative data have established that the brain is an insulin-sensitive organ. Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity are among the most expensive and disabling disorders worldwide. For a long time, the correlation between cognitive impairment and metabolic diseases was undetected. We now have evidence from several lines of research, including our own, that the incidence of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease is higher in type-2 diabetes patients, pointing to common mechanisms driving these disorders. Please join us on this episode as we go into the details of this very important topic that is extremely useful, whether you’re dealing with diabetes or not. It’s the key to understanding how our body uses glucose as an energy source, and what are the best ways for us to provide this fuel without taxing other systems. Cyrus and Robby have written a book titled Mastering Diabetes, which includes all of this incredibly important information and guides readers how to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes: type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes. They’ve included more than 800 scientific references and drawing on more than 36 years of personal experience living with type 1 diabetes themselves.

Mastering Diabetes Website: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org

Order the Mastering Diabetes book: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/book/

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Feb 12, 2020
Great Health Starts by Focusing on Good Stress
41:51

For too long we have been looking at stress in a completely wrong way. In fact a tremendous wealth of research is pointing to a completely revolutionary way to manage stress. And if you wan to change your life, you can’t do anything with nutrition, exercise, or sleep without addressing stress in its true form. Join us as we speak about the anatomy of stress, how it affects every system in the body, and how you can structure your life around good stress.

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Dec 27, 2019
Changing the Face of Public Health with Dan Buettner
50:53

In this episode, we sat down with our dear friend, Dan Buettner to speak about wellness, fearlessness, his new book and his revolutionary projects around the world. We discussed promotion of health, prevention of disease and his experience with regards to longevity in the Blue Zones and what he envisions for the world. His new book, the Blue Zones Kitchen is a fantastic collection of recipes straight from the longest living communities. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. 

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Dec 04, 2019
Building Strong Hearts and Minds with Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, FACC
01:07:25

In this episode, we sat down with our friend and partner in science and clinical translation, Dr. Joel Kahn, a public health leader, a world renowned cardiologist and a true champion of preventive cardiology. He has authored many books and articles and is actively dispersing the message of hope for devastating diseases like heart disease, the number one cause of mortality in the US. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition. In this conversation, we talk about new advances in heart health, longevity, and some controversial issues of the day. 

Web: drkahnmd.com

Twitter and Instagram: @drjkahn

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Nov 20, 2019
How to Differentiate Truth From The Lies That Maintain The Current Model of Sick Care - with Dr. David Katz
01:10:30

Friends,

We are so excited to present this episode! We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. David Katz, a remarkable physician-scientist who has changed the paradigm of our understanding of chronic diseases. His biography is quite extensive and his list of accomplishments are long, and this section would look like a book if we listed them here. He is one of the most prominent science communicators of our times, a thought leader in preventive medicine and health promotion, and has authored multiple books, research articles and textbooks. His latest book, The Truth About Food, is an exceptional resource for those who want to get a deeper understanding of the role of nutrition and true health, and how good science that be differentiated from pseudoscience. 

You can order his book on Amazon by clicking HERE.

The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled

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Please follow and support his work as the Founder and President of the nonprofit, True Health Initiative on Facebook and Instagram.

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Oct 23, 2019
Stress Proof Your Life with Dr. Mithu Storoni
01:21:15

In this episode, we a had an amazing conversation with Dr. Mithu Storoni, the author of Stress-Proof. Mithu received her medical degree from the University Cambridge and has published papers across the fields of neuroscience, neurology and neuro-ophthalmology. She is a brilliant scientist trained in eye surgery, has a PhD in Neuro-ophthalmology, and was previously a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London where she studies pupillometry looking at the relationship between the pupillary response and stress! Mithu spent a few years trawling through all the scientific research she could find on stress before writing Stress-Proof, a science-based guide based on data from over 500 published studies. We hope you enjoy this conversation and will share it with loved ones who will benefit from her knowledge and experience.

Link to Stress Proof: https://amzn.to/2VzWrTK

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Oct 09, 2019
Science under attack - the battle between past-protectors and future seekers
53:53

In this episode we took on, what we consider, one of the most important challenges of our time - an attack on science, in this case specifically nutrition science, at a time when what we choose to eat can have profound effect on our health, environment and the health of the next generation. We hope you enjoy this episode and continue the conversation. 

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Sep 12, 2019
Averting the Tsunami of Alzheimer's
01:18:26

In this episode, we discuss Alzheimer’s disease, genetics, the myths around them, and our evidence-based plan for preserving brain health and preventing disease. We call it the NEURO plan. It’s a personalized, comprehensive plan that will give you the power to not only avoid catastrophic diseases like Dementia and stroke, but to continue to manifest the full capacity of your amazing brain at any age. You will quickly learn that our plan is not based on some gimmick or a vitamin regimen, but relies on behavioral models that have been shown to provide habit pathways that build brain capacity at any age. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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Aug 28, 2019
A courageous conversation with Adam Sud on overcoming addiction and finding comfort in discomfort
01:27:34

Welcome to the second episode of the Brain Health and Beyond Podcast! Our guest for this episode is our dear friend, Adam Sud, who is an international speaker for awareness of mental health and addiction. In 2012, Adam’s life was completely out of control. He was struggling with multiple addictions, serious chronic diseases, and mental health disorders. His life nearly ended when he attempted suicide by drug overdose. He checked into rehab and with the help of his parents and by adopting a plant-based diet, he began a journey that led to a remarkable recovery. He is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes (masteringdiabetes.org), which is a program that focuses on reversing insulin resistance using low fat, whole food, plant-based nutrition. He also works with Engine2 and Whole Foods Market’s Total Health Immersion Team. He is an amazing force behind the plant-based movement and has worked in recovery centers using plant-based nutrition as an adjunct tool for recovery and relapse prevention. He has also founded a non-profit that is dedicated to advancing research on diet and mental health/addiction. He firmly believes that the simplest of things, done consistently, can make the most profound change of your life and that self-love is the root of all recovery.

 

References:

Instagram - @plantbasedaddict

Facebook – Plant-Based Addict

GoFundMe - https://www.gofundme.com/infinite-study 

Plant Stock: https://2forksevents.com/camp-plant-stock/

Rip Esselstyn: plantstrongpodcast.com, Instagram @ripesselstyn @engine2diet

Aug 13, 2019
The Why
52:29

Welcome to the first episode of the Brain Health and Beyond Podcast with Ayesha and Dean Sherzai. We are neurologists, scientists, parents, authors and speakers, with a focus on public health and community empowerment.  In this podcast, we're going to take a look at the world from a neuroscientific perspective, and explore how we can enhance ourselves and our lives in this complex world. We hope you enjoy our conversations with each other, as well as notable healers, artists, thinkers, and leaders around the world. Thanks for joining us on our quest to achieve better brain health and beyond!

Jul 23, 2019