Dhru Purohit Podcast
#230: Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation with Shawn Stevenson
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Food isn’t like medicine, it is medicine. What we eat is literally transformed into tissue throughout our bodies, creating this vessel that lets us live our lives. When it comes to nutrition and health, people often only think about improving their weight or heart health. But the brain should be one of our top focuses for a long happy life, and there are so many foods we can eat every day with nutrients that specifically support it.
On today’s episode, Dhru talks to our friend Shawn Stevenson about the top foods for brain health and some of the most informative studies on using food as medicine, especially for the brain.
Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences.
In this episode, we dive into:
-How improving magnesium levels can potentially reverse brain aging (3:54)
-Dehydration and cognitive decline (14:51)
-The direct impact of DHA and EPA on brain health (27:24)
-The best sources of DHA and EPA (33:40)
-The best foods to support cognition and brain function (47:30)
-How MCTs can help to improve the condition of Alzheimer’s disease (1:08:40)
-The biggest drivers of neuroinflammation (1:13:42)
-How oleocanthal-rich EVOO is able to restore the function of the blood-brain barrier (1:16:22)
-How industrial seed oils are making us sick (1:23:46)
-The top three things that are damaging our brain health (1:34:22)
For more on Shawn Stevenson you can follow him on Instagram @ShawnModel, on Facebook @TheModelHealthShow, on Twitter @ShawnModel, on YouTube @TheShawnModel, and through his website https://themodelhealthshow.com/. Get his book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life at https://eatsmarterbook.com/.
Also mentioned in this episode:
-Enhancement of Learning and Memory by Elevating Brain Magnesium - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/201521
-Effect of Theobromine in Antimicrobial Activity: An in Vitro Study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364351/
-Oleocanthal-Rich Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Restores The Blood-Brain Barrier - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6703911/
-OmegaQuant Test - https://omegaquant.com/
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