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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.

The Brain Health Revolution Podcast Sherzai M.D.

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    • 4.9 • 394 Ratings

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.

    A Revolutionary and Empowering Approach to Preventive Medicine

    A Revolutionary and Empowering Approach to Preventive Medicine

    This conversation between Dean and Ayesha is about the essence of changing habits. How do we empower communities to succeed in preventing diseases and living a healthy and empowered life? 
    Often, blunt ideas and useless terms, such "motivation" and "moderation" are thrown at individuals. But real, lifelong change is a lifestyle, which requires planning, and an understanding of one's strengths and limitation. 
    We invite you to check out The NEURO Academy, an incredible community of individuals on a journey together towards better brain health and ultimately, prevention of brain diseases. We offer a thriving platform for evidence-based articles, blogs, weakly live sessions of Q&A and cooking sessions with Ayesha, and on-demand courses that are included within the community. These courses are on brain-health related topics such as:
    - Comprehensive NEURO Plan with CME and CE certificates
    - Better Brain Nutrition Course, which includes a comprehensive cooking course
    - NEURO Coaching with certification
    - Anxiety
    - ADHD/ADD  - and so many more coming in the future. 
    To sign up and learn more, please visit NEUROAcademy.com
     
    Follow us on social media:
    Instragram: @thebraindocs
    Facebook: Sherzai MD, The Brain Docs
    Website: TheBrainDocs.com

    • 52 min
    Hormones and Brain Health with Dr. Nitu Bajekal

    Hormones and Brain Health with Dr. Nitu Bajekal

    This episode is a wonderful conversation with our friend, Dr Nitu Bajekal MD, a Senior NHS Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Women’s Health expert based in London, with over 35 years’ clinical experience. She is also one of the first board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physicians in the UK. We discuss hormonal health and its relationship to brain health, specifically how menopause and the changes in a women’s hormonal system during this stage affects brain health, and what are some of the preventive measures that need to be taken to prevent cognitive decline.
    Her newly released book coauthored with nutritionist, Rohini Bajekal, is titled Living PCOS Free: How to Regain Your Hormonal Health with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The book features a 21-day plan for hormonal health along with delicious plant-based recipes and illuminating case histories.
    Link to purchasing the book:
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/living-pcos-free-doctor-nitu-bajekal/1140498787?ean=9781781612149
    Follow Dr. Bajekal:
    Website: https://nitubajekal.com
    Instagram: @drnitubajekal
     
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    Website: Sherzaimd.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Amazing Plant Power Doctor - Dr. Gemma Newman

    The Amazing Plant Power Doctor - Dr. Gemma Newman

    In this episode, we had an amazing conversation with Dr. Gemma Newman, also known as The Plant Power Doctor, and dicussed her incredibly courageous journey to break through a stagnant health care system, and how she empowers her patients and community towards prevention and true healing. 
    She is the author of her newly released book, The Plant Power Doctor, now avialbel in the US. In the book, Dr Gemma Newman offers an accessible, actionable plan, to help you feel empowered to make positive changes to your diet and lifestyle so you can heal from the inside out and be at your optimum health. Gemma shares the tools and knowledge she has learned from over 18 years’ experience, combining trusted medical evidence with simple eating advice to prevent and aid recovery from a host of common chronic illnesses. 
    Get a copy of The Plant Power Doctor here:
     
    Barnes and Noble
    Amazon
     
    Follow Dr. Gemma Newman:
    Instagram: @plantpowerdoctor
     
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    • 1 hr
    Statins and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

    Statins and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

    This episode was broadcasted as a Live video to our Brain Health Revolution online community, where we engage on a daily basis to discuss the latest on brain health, have Live Q&As, Live cooking sessions, polls and more. 
    We discussed the latest data on statins, a common class of cholesterol lowering medication and focused on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the subject. Here is the link to the article:
    Statin use and risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies (2022)
    For more reading, here are other published scientific articles on the subject:
    Statins in Alzheimer’s disease (2022).
    Unraveling the Paradox of Statins with Human Neurons: New Leads in Alzheimer’s Disease (2019).
    Do statins prevent Alzheimer's disease? A narrative review (2015).
    Association of Statins With Cerebral Atherosclerosis and Incident Parkinsonism in Older Adults (2022).
    Use of statins and the risk of dementia and mild cognitive impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2018).
    Statins and Brain Health: Alzheimer’s Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease Biomarkers in Older Adults (2018).
    The relationship between ApoE gene polymorphism and the efficacy of statins controlling hyperlipidemia (2021).
    Does taking statins affect the pathological burden in autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer’s dementia? (2018).
    Effects of Statins on Memory, Cognition, and Brain Volume in the Elderly (2019).
    Statins and Alzheimer's disease. The answers have not come of age yet. (2022).
    Statin therapy and risk of Alzheimer's and age-related neurodegenerative diseases (2020).
    Check out our online community: Brain Health Revolution
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    Website: Sherzaimd.com

    • 44 min
    The Fiber Fueled Revolution with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    The Fiber Fueled Revolution with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    Our guest for this episode is Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B"), an award winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognized gut health expert and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and the newly released, The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board and is the US Medical Director of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has given more than forty presentations at national meetings, presented to Congress and the USDA, and has taught over 10,000 students how to heal and optimize their gut health. In this conversation, we explored everything gut health: how food impacts our microbiome, and ultimately every system in the body, and how with simple changes in our life, we can build a healthy gut and a healthy life.  
    The Fiber Fueled cookbook is out now, and available for purchase at bookstores nationwide and on plantfedgut.com
    Dr. B's social media:
    Instagram: @theguthealthmd
    Facebook: @theguthealthmd
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    Instragram: We recently changed our handle to The Brain Docs (@thebraindocs)
    Facebook: Sherzai MD
    Website: Sherzaimd.com
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Bruce Willis and His Battle With Aphasia

    Bruce Willis and His Battle With Aphasia

    In this episode, we explore the term aphasia, which has become a popular term in the media after Bruce Willis announced his diagnosis. We discuss the definition, presentation, the different conditions that present with aphasia, management and treatment. Thank you for joining us. We recently changed our Instagram handle, and now can be found as The Brain Docs (@thebraindocs) 
    Our website: SherzaiMD.com
    Facebook: Sherzai MD

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
394 Ratings

394 Ratings

Nenuchi ,

12/2021 Interview with Brenda Davis, RD

How wonderful that top professionals such as yourselves are encouraging lifestyle as a major component to our overall well-being. Your work with patients at Loma Linda and Brenda Davis’ work in the Marshall Islands are concrete examples of ways medical providers (and in my opinion public servants) provide value to underserved and neglected communities/peoples . We Can begin to build agency towards self awareness and empowerment in the area of health. Thank you for this interview and this particular podcast.

Dwayne505 ,

Fantastic podcast!!!

I’m currently on episode 11, and am playing catch up! What I really love about this podcast is that many times the host which are doctors end up interviewing other doctors, super credible.

I’ve been paying attention to the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) health message (which began in the mid 1800s) for the past 20 years and I believe that by paying attention to their health message my overall diet and health has greatly improved. What I find fascinating is how the SDA faith appears to be the only Protestant Christian faith that teaches and keeps the original biblical diet (which was a whole food plant based diet)! What history has shown is that God had always had a remnant group of followers, and currently that group, SDA, is blessed with long life and good health! Don’t believe me? Go read the science and study the blue zones. 😉

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