Hack Your Biochemistry To Create Spontaneous Weight Loss and Improved Mental Health by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

In this episode we discuss how neurology's perspective on the brain fundamentally ignores the health of the entire system, we look at your gut biome’s role in depression, mood regulation and how the microbiome controls your behavior and emotions, we ask why it is so hard for people to break negative eating habits, talk about the biochemistry of addiction, the incredible importance of understanding your microbiome and gut health with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary. 
 Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is a neuroscientist and Ayurveda expert. She has participated in over 20 clinical research studies working with new stem cell therapies for diabetic neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. Dr. Chaudhary is the author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss, and is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show!

How Dr. Chaudhary’s personal experience led her down the path of integrative medicine

The health of the brain is highly dependent on the health of the gut

Auyerveda is the oldest recorded medical system in the world - one of the oldest forms of “lifestyle medicine"

Why food is medicine

How the Neurologist’s perspective on the brain fundamentally ignores the health of the entire system

Dr. Chaudhary’s perspective on how eastern & integrative medicine can be integrated with western science to form a more holistic solution for health

Tumeric is a great example of a spice that has scientifically demonstrated health benefits

Micro-biome & gut health underpins huge medical issues

Western medicine is just now catching up with insights from 5000 year old holistic medicines

90% of your serotonin comes from your gut and gut health is a major factor in depression 

Scientifically, the mind and mental health are deeply connected and directly related gut health

Why is it so hard for people to break negative eating habits? Is it really just a question of willpower?

The neurochemistry and biochemistry that underpins negative eating habits

Your micro biome itself can shift your eating habits and make you desire and consume certain foods

Why 85% of people cannot change the way they are eating with willpower

The biochemistry of addiction and food addiction & the role dopamine plays 

How food scientists have engineered junk food to produce massive dopamine spikes

The dangers of overstimulated dopamine receptors and how they lead to addiction

An obese person’s brain chemistry responds the same way to sugar as a cocaine addict responds to cocaine

Environmental toxins and toxic inflammation and how they impact your body

Enteric nervous system - the “brain inside your gut” which produces 95% of the serotonin and 50% of the dopamine in your body

“The gut does most of the talking and the brain does most of the listening”

Who dictates the content of what the gut says? The Microbiome 

"How smart is your gut?"

How fecal matter transplants in mice can completely reverse genetically engineered personality traits

Research clearly demonstrates that your micro-biome controls your behavior and emotions

We are still in the infancy of discovering and understanding the microbiome - there is a lot of “noise” that’s hard to understand

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