How to Make Yourself Measurably Smarter & Why You Don't Always Need a Pill When You Get Sick
Published May 18, 2017
40 min
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    Are your legs crossed right now? You’ve probably heard that crossing your legs can lead to varicose veins, high blood pressure and other health problems. Are these concerns real or are they myths? Find out as we begin this episode of the podcast. Also, can you make yourself smarter or is your intelligence level set? Well, in recent years it has become clear that there are things you can do – simple things really – that can seriously improve your intelligence in a dramatic and measurable way. Dan Hurley is author of the book Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power ( He has researched this topic thoroughly and I think you’ll find what he has to say pretty amazing. Then, legendary physician Dr. Andrew Weil has been writing and speaking for many years about “integrative medicine” and the mind/body connection. Dr Weil, (whose new book is Mind Over Meds, joins me in this episode to discuss how we can take control of our healthcare and not just run to the doctor for a pill every time we get sick. He reveals some interesting and effective alternatives to getting and staying healthy. Plus, a few episodes ago I talked about the importance of washing new clothes before you wear them because other people may have tried them on before you – and that’s kind of gross when you think about it. But a listener who heard that sent me an article from the Wall Street Journal that says it a lot worse than just being gross. You’ll want to hear that.
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