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Join award-winning neurologists and researchers, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, for a fun, innovative and inspirational approach to brain health and all matters concerning the remarkable human mind. This is the century of the brain, a time when our insights into this incredible organ are exploding at an unprecedented pace. Explore ways to take control of your own brain health, avoid chronic diseases that are devastating communities worldwide, and expand your mind's capacity beyond anything you can imagine.

Brain Health and Beyond with Sherzai, MD Team Sherzai M.D.

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Join award-winning neurologists and researchers, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, for a fun, innovative and inspirational approach to brain health and all matters concerning the remarkable human mind. This is the century of the brain, a time when our insights into this incredible organ are exploding at an unprecedented pace. Explore ways to take control of your own brain health, avoid chronic diseases that are devastating communities worldwide, and expand your mind's capacity beyond anything you can imagine.

    Food and Your Mood - with Dr. Uma Naidoo

    Food and Your Mood - with Dr. Uma Naidoo

    We had the pleasure of sitting down (virtually) with our friend, Dr. Uma Naidoo to speak about her book, This Is Your Brain On Food, and explore ways to improve our patients' brain health outcomes by guiding them using evidence-based medicine and as importantly, through tasty and healthy foods for their minds. Dr. Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and serves as the director of nutritional & lifestyle psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. But more importantly, she is truly a compassionate physician and a public health advocate. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. 
    Follow Dr. Naidoo on the web and social media: 
    Website: https://umanaidoomd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drumanaidoo/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrUmaNaidoo/
    Link: 'This Is Your Brain on Food'
     
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    • 47 min
    The Definitive Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline

    The Definitive Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline

    Friends, as many of you know, Alzheimer's prevention is personal to us. In our very first meeting, we connected over the shared loss of our grandparents to dementia and since then we have dedicated our lives to combating neurodegenerative diseases. This put us on-the-ground in communities around the nation. We saw family after family suffering from the tragedies of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive decline. This is when our life's purpose took shape, and it was to share this simple, but powerful, piece of information: cognitive decline is preventable and you already have most of the tools you need to do so.

    That's why we are so excited that today we finally get to share our new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution with you. This book was written with every intention of helping people. We want to make the science around lifestyle medicine and brain-health accessible and digestible to as many people as possible. The result? A guide to transforming your life in 30 days. We actively fight against that notion and want you to know: health starts with everyday habits, not hardcore protocols. The response has been incredible so far. Thanks to our collective efforts, we've seen the book rank as high as #15 on Amazon! All of the profits go towards the non-profit, Healthy Minds Initiative, whose aim is the improvement of brain health in communities through education, research and mobilization of resources. 
    Retailer links for The 30 Day Alzheimer's Solution:
    Indie Bound
    Amazon
    Books-A-Million
    Book Depository
     
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    • 39 min
    The Perfect Storm: The Hidden Death Toll of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable

    The Perfect Storm: The Hidden Death Toll of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable

    Friends, in this episode, we are shedding light on a community devastated by the consequences of this pandemic, as if it was not bad enough, close to 500,000 people have lost their lives in the United States, and more than millions around the world, on e community has been especially devastated by it. We’ve been asked to talk about this topic by several media channels, and Ayesha starts the conversation by narrating a part of an article that was recently published on USA Today. 
    This episode is brought to you by the Healthy Minds Initiative, a nonprofit organizations, whose mission is to innovate brain health by bringing care to the communities through research, education and mobilization. For more information to support or volunteer, please visit healthmindsinitiative.org.
    Our new book, The 30 Day Alzheimer's Solution is available for preorder and is scheduled to be published on March 23, 2021. Our science-backed, data driven plan is designed for you to have a sharp, brilliant mind at any age, as well as prevent cognitive decline and dementia. If you're interested in pre-ordering your copy, you'll receive access to our exclusive group, a lived environment based on neurobehavioral models that have worked, to help you start your brain health journey.
    Here's the link: https://teamsherzai.com/30-day-alzheimers-solution
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    • 29 min
    New Season and a New Beginning To An Unforgettable Life

    New Season and a New Beginning To An Unforgettable Life

    Welcome back to the Brain Health and Beyond Podcast with your neurologist friends, Ayesha and Dean Sherzai!
    Happy New Year everyone!
    We are thrilled to be back with exciting conversations and stories to share with you all. We are starting the new season by reflecting on 2020 - losing our mother, the pandemic, the war on science, our experiences with patients in the hospital and clinic, our research, and so much more. 
    We are Sherzai M.D. on social media where you can follow us for the latest, evidence-based information on brain health.
    Instagram: @SherzaiMD
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    Twitter: @SherzaiMD
    Our website: https://teamsherzai.com
     

    • 41 min
    Differentiating Science from Pseudoscience in Nutrition with Dr. Frank Cusimano

    Differentiating Science from Pseudoscience in Nutrition with Dr. Frank Cusimano

    In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Frank Cusimano, who is a scientist, with a masters and a PhD in nutrition and metabolic biology from Columbia University. Frank is an expert in the field of nutrition and the microbiome, and there are very few people who have had his extensive research background and accolades. He also holds a Masters degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins, and is currently a medical student at the Arizona college of osteopathic medicine.
    We discussed a plethora of topics in this episode, from the history of nutrition to the relationship between gut health and brain health, pseudoscience in the field of nutrition, protein, supplements, grains and the future of nutrition research. He is passionate about all things science, art, medicine, nutrition, and fitness, and having been a sponsored athlete, blends his understanding of biochemistry with human physiology and human potential. He is also the host of the Surviving Medicine Podcast. This was an incredible episode, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 
    Follow Dr. Cusimano on Instagram at @dr.cusimano
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    From the Cardiac Cath Lab to the Community with Dr. Columbus Batiste

    From the Cardiac Cath Lab to the Community with Dr. Columbus Batiste

    In this episode, we have the honor of having a talented physician and a community leader as our guest, Dr. Columbus Batiste, whose passion for translating his years of work in cardiology to meaningful outcomes in communities is remarkable.
    Dr. Batiste is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. Since 2008, Dr. Batiste has served as Chief of Cardiology and is the founder of Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program (based at Kaiser Permanente), where he advocates a lifestyle plan to prevent cardiac event for his patients, by helping them modify their lifstyle.  Over the years, Dr. Batiste has been recognized for his work in the community by multiple organizations. His ability to bring attention to healthcare disparities in the African American communities and beyond has been cited in many national forums. He is a bright light that will bring change to healthcare, one person and one family at a time. 
     Please visit his website to learn more about his non-profit organization called the Healthy Heart Nation, and about his project, Slave Food, a ground breaking project, where he provides information and insight regarding why much of the food consumed today is practically killing members of low-income communities, particularly communities of color.
    https://www.thehealthyheartdoc.org
    Slave Food: https://slavefood.org
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    IG: @healthyheartdoc
    Facebook: Healthy Heart Doc
     
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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308 Ratings

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Amazing

So fantastic, powerful and motivation. Thank you 🙏🏼 will be back for every episode

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Old age in America is too often a nightmare of slow painful decline in physical and brain health - but it doesn't have to be, and these podcasts show how to escape that fate. They contain so much helpful information spiced by a lot of humor and guest experts! I was so glad to see them back this year and looking forward to more.

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