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The Empowering Neurologist is an interview series with some of the most exciting thought leaders in the field of health and wellness.

The Empowering Neurologist Podcast David Perlmutter MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 224 Ratings

The Empowering Neurologist is an interview series with some of the most exciting thought leaders in the field of health and wellness.

    5 Diets to Heal Your Hormones - with Dr. Anna Cabeca | The Empowering Neurologist EP. 150

    5 Diets to Heal Your Hormones - with Dr. Anna Cabeca | The Empowering Neurologist EP. 150

    Today on the Empowering Neurologist I am delighted to welcome back Dr. Anna Cabeca. Her new book, Menupause, actually present five different dietary approaches for women approaching or during menopause that is specific in terms of a woman's particular set of goals. Whether it's to improve insulin sensitivity, balance immune function, regain control over body fat, or various other goals, Dr. Cabeca has skillfully created these recipes that are truly outstanding. This is a very interesting interview and I'm certain you'll enjoy it. 

     

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    TIMESTAMPS:

    0:00 Intro

    3:35 The MenuPause

    9:54 Body Fat & Hormone Functionality

    13:26 Weight Loss & Metabolism

    17:32 Keto Green Extreme

    21:08 Plant Based

    27:34 Carbohydrate Pause

    31:34 Keto Green Cleanse

    36:05 Carb-Centric Diet

    38:46 Empowerment for Women

    41:55 Conclusion

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    DR. ANNA CABECA:

     

    Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

     

    For the past 20 years, she’s served 10,000+ women in her private practice— and millions more through her books, online videos and articles. 

     

    When her own health took a troubling turn during menopause, she sought out the wisdom of healers around the world. She learned that modern medicine and time-tested natural remedies are not at odds. Working together, they create indisputable results and true well being. Using delicious, healing foods and simple lifestyle changes, Dr. Anna reclaimed her health and life.

     

    Fueled by her belief that every woman deserves to be empowered and in control of their health and life, she developed the Keto-Green lifestyle, which has helped thousands of women opt out of menopause misery and experience a joyful transition to the next stage of their lives. With her methods, you, too, can breeze through menopause into your “second spring”, feeling the best you ever have.

     

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    • 42 min
    Profound New Research on Improving MS with Diet - with Dr. Terry Wahls | EP 149

    Profound New Research on Improving MS with Diet - with Dr. Terry Wahls | EP 149

    Multiple sclerosis (MS), is an auto-immune condition affecting more than 1 million Americans. And like other autoimmune conditions, it it's becoming more prevalent. The role of genetics in MS is not significant. Lifestyle choices however may play important roles in regulating the immune system, and therefore should certainly be looked at as it relates to this and other autoimmune conditions.

     

    My guest today, Dr. Terry Wahls, is herself a multiple sclerosis patient. On the podcast she describes how aggressive her multiple sclerosis became, how she herself did not seem to realize any dramatic improvement from pharmaceutical intervention, and how she ultimately discovered the important role of nutrition in terms of regulating her immune system and as such, the disease course of her multiple sclerosis situation.

     

    Dr. Wahls then took these observations and created programs for other  MS patients, applying rigorous scientific principles to study the effects of nutritional interventions.

     

    Her latest study compares her nutritional protocol with a long-standing nutritional approach to multiple sclerosis called the Swank diet that actually began being utilized in the late 1940s. I will say that the results she has obtained, which we discussed today, are extremely impressive. 

     

    There is certainly good reason to consider the use of pharmaceutical intervention in multiple sclerosis. Nonetheless, that's one intervention that, in my opinion, should certainly be coupled with other proven therapies, like nutrition. Dr. Wahls makes it very clear that there are multiple mechanisms by which this dietary change may prove helpful in the MS patient;  by targeting things like inflammation, the functionality of the gut bacteria, and even the function of mitochondria.

     

    I am certain you will enjoy today's interview. I do want to indicate that you can learn more about Dr. Wahls by reading her book, The Wahls Protocol.

     

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    TIMESTAMPS:

    0:00 Intro

    2:20 Dr. Wahls Struggle with MS

    14:46 Her Successful Treatment 

    27:00 Study of Impact of Diet on MS

    47:10 The Wahls Protocol

    54:00 Conclusion

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    Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life. Learn more about her MS clinical trials https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/. Pick up a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/

     

    https://www.facebook.com/TerryWahls/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/drterrywahls/ 

    https://twitter.com/terrywahls 

    https://youtube.com/c/terrywahlsmd 

     

    Wahls Research Lab (to learn about current clinical research studies that Dr. Wahls is conducting)

    https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/ 

     

    Defying All Odds Movie (documentary about Dr. Wahls' healing journey and research)

    http://defyingalloddsmovie.com/ 

     

    5 Day Challenge:

    Conquer your autoimmune condition

    Creating your healing journey

    A free five day challenge that is conducted periodically for the public.

    https://terrywahls.com/5daychallenge/

     

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    • 55 min
    How to Enter Ketosis without Restrictive Diets - with Dr. Steven Gundry | EP 148

    How to Enter Ketosis without Restrictive Diets - with Dr. Steven Gundry | EP 148

    We are hearing so much these days about the benefit of a ketogenic diet. But while there may be benefits, it's not necessarily the easiest diet for everyone to engage. Further, staying in ketosis for an extended period of time may actually be associated with some fairly significant threats to our health.

     

    Today I'm speaking with Dr. Steven Gundry about his new book, Unlocking the Keto Code. I have to admit that at first, I thought this was going to be another way of engaging the ketogenic diet. But I soon learned that what this book is actually focused on is first, unraveling why a ketogenic diet is beneficial, and secondly, after the reader understands the importance of the mechanisms underlying the ketogenic diet, it provides them the tools for bringing these mechanisms online without specifically going into ketosis.

     

    That certainly sounds like a home run. The book focuses on the notion of "uncoupling mitochondria." This basically means that fuel is wasted as opposed to being utilized. It's a way of actually reducing the efficiency of mitochondrial function to bring about positive health benefits. I know this sounds challenging, and I agree that it is. Nonetheless, Dr. Gundry has done an exceptional job in terms of making this information clear and understandable. 

     

    This is a wonderful new book and I believe it's certainly going to dramatically change the playing field moving forward as it brings to our attention not just the benefits of the ketogenic diet, but the value of things like cold exposure, heat exposure, consuming polyphenols, and a variety of other health supportive modalities

     

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    TIMESTAMPS:

    0:00 Intro

    4:00 Unlocking the Keto Code

    14:40 Achieving Keto without the Keto

    27:07 7 Keys to Ketones

    55:00 Conclusion

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    Dr. Gundry is one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons and a pioneer in nutrition, as well as medical director at The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine.  He is author of many New York times bestselling books including The Plant Paradox, and The Plant Paradox Cookbook, and The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age and The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go  Has Got Up and Gone. His new book Unlocking the Keto Code was recently published, and offers a new take on the keto diet that debunks common myths and shows readers how to reap the rewards of keto with less restriction. 

    https://drgundry.com/

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    • 59 min
    What to Eat for Optimal Brain Health - with Max Lugavere | EP 147

    What to Eat for Optimal Brain Health - with Max Lugavere | EP 147

    One of the most important levers we can pull as it relates to improving our brain function currently as well as paving the way for a healthier brain in the years to come is choose to eat foods that nurture the brain. My guest today on the Empowering Neurologist, Max Lugavere, has been deeply involved in exploring food as brain medicine for many years. Let me tell you a little bit more about him.

    Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life.

    Lugavere appears regularly on nationally syndicated programs Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others.

    Max is a thought leader and citizen scientist doing a terrific job exploring how lifestyle choices play out in terms of charting the brain’s destiny. And today we discuss his wonderful new book, The Genius Kitchen.

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    0:00 Intro

    3:50 Max’s Journey to Brain Health

    11:10 Foods that Support the Brain

    20:30 Foods & Satiation

    30:33 Sodium

    37:44 Eggs: A Cognitive Multivitamin

    43:05 Prescribing Diet & Exercise 

    59:00 Conclusion

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    Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life.

    Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others.

    https://geniuskitchenbook.com/

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    • 1 hr
    Predicting & Preventing Long-Haul Covid - with Dr. Heath & Dr. Su | EP 146

    Predicting & Preventing Long-Haul Covid - with Dr. Heath & Dr. Su | EP 146

    As it relates to COVID-19, there seems to be an incredible amount of interest in the death rate which happens to be exceedingly, exceedingly low. Why I find this challenging is because there is another problem associated with this infection that isn't...

    • 40 min
    How to Enhance Your Memory & Brain Power - with Jim Kwik | EP 145

    How to Enhance Your Memory & Brain Power - with Jim Kwik | EP 145

    We spend quite a bit of time talking about what we can do to protect and even enhance our brains. So much of our messaging deals with lifestyle choices like exercise, sleep, and certainly the foods that we eat. Basically, these are interventions that...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Powerful info you can use NOW!💥

Dr. Perlmutter and his incredibly knowledgeable guests talk all things health related, but it’s so much more than that! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Dr. P. - keep up the great work!👍

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome and valuable information.

This podcast is amazing and offers such helpful advice, positive insight and powerful information. It truly inspires listeners to take control of their health and their life. Highly recommend!

Maremm ,

Love the topics

Really enjoying the guests and topics, however the sound quality on all these podcasts could be much better.

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