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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 Team Sherzai M.D.

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    • 4.9 • 324 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.

    The New Alzheimer's Drug: Hope or a Massive Failure?

    The New Alzheimer's Drug: Hope or a Massive Failure?

    Welcome to the Brain Health Revolution Podcast! In this episode, we took a deep dive into the history and steps of FDA approval of the latest Alzheimer's drug, Aducanumab. Developed by the biotechnology company, Biogen, it is the first approved drug that attempts to treat a possible cause of the neurodegenerative disease rather than just the symptoms. But the approval has sparked a contentious debate over whether the drug is effective. Many experts, including an independent panel of neurologists and biostatisticians, advised the FDA that clinical-trial data did not conclusively demonstrate that Aducanumab could slow cognitive decline. Yet patient advocacy groups tout this as a miracle drug and one that provides hope and opens the doors for future therapeutics for this devastating disease. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    - The history of drug development for Alzheimer's
    - Amyloid and Tau protein targeting
    - How this drug was presented in 2019, rejected, reapplication by Biogen, its reanalysis data and final approval by FDA on June 7, 2021
    - Side effects of the drug 
    - Price and the economics around the drug
    - Long term consequences to the field
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    • 37 min
    Lessons From The Pandemic With Dr. David Katz

    Lessons From The Pandemic With Dr. David Katz

    In this episode, we sat down, once again, with our dear friend Dr. David Katz, and explored the personal and public impact of COVID-19, what we learned about the failings of our society in the face of such a formidable opponent, the failings of our system to adapt to such a novel threat, how it changed us as a society, and how do we move forward given the deep divisions and the tremendous losses felt by millions.
    Dr. David Katz, who is the founder and former director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, the Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; President and Founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative and Founder and CEO of Diet ID, Inc.
    Dr. Katz's website: https://davidkatzmd.com
    Twitter: @DrDavidKatz
     
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    • 55 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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324 Ratings

ciodz ,

Amazing información!!

Thank you both for your work, I have seen your videos and cook some of your family foods.
I ride a bike for transportation and produce is bulky , and I saw you buy the broth cubes , which is less heavier than the low sodium veggie broth boxes I was buying (I like engine two) but then I saw that the cubes contain palm oil/kernel oil??
I was shocked, back to the boxes, i don’t know if you know...
Well again ,so important to read ingredients in all products, vegan doesn’t equal healthy, I learned.
Thank you again
The bean soup is like Sophie said “out of this work” !!!

KaMD10 ,

So much respect for these doctors!

This is one of my favorite podcasts. I love the partnership that this couple has and I love the information they provide, which is based on scientific research and data. As a daughter of a cardiologist, who believes in a WFPBD approach, I must say it’s hard to find reliable information in podcasts, and I really appreciate the Sherzais’ approach to their audience. It’s kind and realistic. I am also enjoying the recipes in their latest book “The 30-day Alzheimer’s solution”. I highly recommend this podcast.

tashaherlfosky ,

Amazing

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

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