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Host Paul Taylor, a Neuroscientist, Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and PhD student in Psychology, interviews experts from around the world on cutting edge research and practices related to improving your mind, body and brain to become your best self.

The MindBodyBrain Project Paul Taylor

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Host Paul Taylor, a Neuroscientist, Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and PhD student in Psychology, interviews experts from around the world on cutting edge research and practices related to improving your mind, body and brain to become your best self.

    Why Friendships are as crucial to your health as Diet and Exercise, with Lydia Denworth

    Why Friendships are as crucial to your health as Diet and Exercise, with Lydia Denworth

    My guest today is Lydia Denworth, a science writer and public speaker. contributing editor for Scientific American and she writes   the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Spectrum and many other publications and she is the author of 4 books.
    Today, we get into her latest book, which is all about the science of Friendship and Lydia shares some fascinating insights into the physical and mental damage caused by lonliness, the importance of friendships throughout the life cycle and how to be a good friend.   
     Check out Lydia’s books, blogs and other work at Lydiadenworth.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Managing Your Inner Mammal with Professor Loretta Breuning

    Managing Your Inner Mammal with Professor Loretta Breuning

    A Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, Loretta Breuning was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. So, after many years of research, she went about publishing her own blogs and books on an alternative view of the workings of the brain. Loretta has published 9 books about how the brain works, including Habits of a Happy Brain and Status Games.

    She is also the owner of The Inner Mammal Institute to provide information to help people manage their brain chemicals. In today’s episode we discuss Loretta’s approach and explore practical tips for managing your happy brain chemicals.

    Check out the wide array of free resources and Loretta's books at https://innermammalinstitute.org/ 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Ghost in Your Genes Part 2 with Dr Denise Furness

    The Ghost in Your Genes Part 2 with Dr Denise Furness

    Today is part 2 of the episode with Dr Denise Furness - a geneticist, and fitness professional, who has overcome an autoimmune disease and lost her Mum to early onset Dementia. Through these challenging experiences and her research into genetics and nutrition and lifestyle medicine, Denise has made it her mission to help as many people as possible get back to thriving!
    This podcast explores the role of genetics and epigenetics in human health and disease and was so extensive that we had to split it into 2 parts - and you don’t want to miss a single minute, because Denise is one super-smart lady.

    For those who'd like to avail of Denise's services - and I highly recommend that you do - check her out at drdenisefurness.com.au. Denise specialises in women's health, but I'm sure she'll work with you if you're a bloke and you ask nicely!!

    • 53 min
    The Ghost in Your Genes with Dr Denise Furness

    The Ghost in Your Genes with Dr Denise Furness

    My guest today is someone I consider to be Australia’s version of Rhonda Patrick – and for those who know Rhonda, that’s a big compliment. Dr Denise Furness is a geneticist, and fitness professional, who has overcome an autoimmune disease and lost her Mum to early onset Dementia. Through these challenging experiences and her research into genetics and nutrition and lifestyle medicine, Denise has made it her mission to help as many people as possible get back to thriving!
    This podcast explores the role of genetics and epigenetics in human health and disease and was so extensive that we had to split it into 2 parts - and you don’t want to miss a single minute, because Denise is one super-smart lady.

    For those who'd like to avail of Denise's services - and I highly recommend that you do - check her out at drdenisefurness.com.au. Denise specialises in women's health, but I'm sure she'll work with you if you're a bloke and you ask nicely!!

    • 47 min
    A Lockdown Survival Kit for Teens & Adults with Carly Taylor

    A Lockdown Survival Kit for Teens & Adults with Carly Taylor

    As Melbourne ticks past 200 days in lockdown, around half of all Australians are currently in lockdown and our Kiwi cousins across the ditch have just gone into a very strict one.  This is taking a huge toll on our mental health, and especially that of teenagers.

    In this podcast, Paul & Carly Taylor discuss the dark side of social media (we all know the benefits) and the myriad of lifestyle choices that we all make in lockdown that hugely influence whether we will emerge from this with our mental health intact, or impacted.

    If you or your teen are struggling with your mental health, there's some excellent resources at Beyond Blue. Also see Carly's website if you want coaching for yourself or your teenager.

    Here are the links to papers and articles that we discuss:
    Stats and guidelines on phone use & sleep in teens
    Teenage sleep stats and requirements
    Smartphone use and sleep in teens
    Practical help strategies for teenage sleep
    More background and strategies for better teen sleep
    The impact of mobile phone use on teenage sleep, cognition and academic performance
    Pros and cons of anti-depressant use
    Antidepressants and the placebo effect - original article
    Placebo effect in the treatment of depression and anxiety - updated research
    Anti-depressant use and early death

    • 49 min
    Self-help & behaviour change - sorting the fluff from the useful stuff with Bobby Cappuccio

    Self-help & behaviour change - sorting the fluff from the useful stuff with Bobby Cappuccio

    Today’s episode is a podcast share with my old mate ‘Bobby’ Cappuccio, who has been working in the health and fitness industry for two decades. Having grown up In Brooklyn, New York, Bobby now lives in LA, where he helps companies and individuals create positive change through mindset shifts. He’s a coach, a keynote speaker who’s presented at conferences all round the world, and he’s also a unique thinker who’s had a fascinating life.
    Bobby is the host of the excellent Self-Help Antidote podcast and today’s episode is a conversation around human behaviour, where we explore evidence-based techniques for closing the ‘knowing-doing gap’ and getting shit done.
    Make sure you check out Bobby’s Self-help Antidote Podcast.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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