#14: My Personal Journey to Fixing My Brain with Dr. Mark Hyman
Published August 3, 2018
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    Host: Dhru Purohit

    Guest: Dr. Mark Hyman


    As a practicing Functional Medicine doctor, you might be surprised to know that I got sick...really sick. I got so sick that I thought my brain had broken. I had brain fog and couldn’t remember my patients’ names; I was exhausted and just could not function. What I uncovered may surprise you. I’m sharing my story with you today because if you’re not feeling the best, there is hope you can turn your health around like I did.


    We’re taking a short break from our regular Broken Brain Podcast episodes and sharing the full-length interview I did with Dhru for our Broken Brain documentary series. It will take you through all the details about how my health suffered and all the things I learned along the way. I will give you an in-depth look at how I healed and all the things you need to know about your own brain such as the importance of certain nutrients, how the brain changes, why chronic inflammation plays such a big role in disease, how toxins impact us, and much more.


    In this episode, we dive into:


    -Why I got sick (2:06)

    -My healing process (7:00)

    -How the body affects brain health (10:23)

    -What’s the blood brain barrier? (12:04)

    -The impact of chemical exposures (16:18)

    -Exercise has profound effects on brain health (19:07)

    -The new science of the brain—neuroplasticity (21:05)

    -Sugar as a brain toxin (22:20)

    -Dementia case study “Bud” (23:14)

    -Abnormal aging in our culture (28:36)

    -Hormones and the brain (34:49)

    -Inflammation’s role in brain degeneration (36:12)

    -The importance of fats (37:50)

    -Nutrients critical for brain health (42:31)

    -Learning through play at any age (44:32)

    -The power of sleep (45:38)

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