The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
How To Use Nutrients To Support Our Brain Health
Your brain is an organ that’s connected to everything else happening in your body. Most of us never learn how to manage our energy and bodies. Instead, we use drugs like sugar, caffeine, and alcohol to self-medicate and manage our energy and moods. We don’t connect our behaviors and choices with how we feel. Many of us get too little good food, nutrients, light, air, water, rest, sleep, rhythm, exercise, community, love, meaning, and purpose. We’re exposed to far too much poor-quality food, stress, toxins, and allergens. But even if you manage all those things correctly, you still might not be getting the right amount of certain nutrients that support your brain and body. That’s where supplements come in.
In today’s episode in my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am talking about how to heal our broken brains with the right nutrients. The brain is resilient and can recover and heal when given the right conditions.
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Here are more details from the episode (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
- Things that damage our brain (3:48 / 1:18)
- The top nutrients we need to support our brain health: multivitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin D, folate, B6, and B12, and probiotics (6:17 / 2:55)
- The gut-brain connection (11:26 / 8:55)
- The role of glutathione in brain function and how to boost it (12:24 / 9:46)
- Supporting mitochondria for brain health (13:14 / 10:42)
- Calming nutrients to support the brain (14:13 / 11:42)