Episode 60


In Episode #60, we’re joined by Dr. Alexis Shields, naturopathic doctor and blood chemistry specialist. Dr. Shields shares her knowledge of blood chemistry analysis as a way to monitor and improve overall health, and how the insights we gain can help us maintain optimal neurotransmitter levels and boost cognition.

We’ll also learn how curcumin may be an effective tool in the fight against Alzheimer’s, and why sleeping naked could be beneficial to our health.

Episode Extras: You can listen to Jesse’s own consultation with Dr. Shields here, and have a look at his blood chemistry analysis here.

Episode Highlights

0:39Why blood chemistry?
1:56Episode Extras: Check out Jesse's personal blood chemistry analysis report, and listen to his consultation here
2:45This Week in Neuroscience: Curcumin's Ability to Fight Alzheimer's
4:23Introduction to Dr. Alexis Shields and her blood chemistry analysis method
6:18An explanation of Naturopathy and Functional Medicine
9:15How blood chemistry analysis can identify very specific conditions and deficiencies
11:00Blood analysis: Art or science?
12:13How often should you be getting your blood work done?
12:59Monitoring your health over time with a glucometer
13:29The importance of blood sugar regulation
15:37How can analysing your blood work help you optimize your brain chemistry and cognition?
17:01Cholesterol: The "Duct Tape" of the body (and why it's necessary for proper neurotransmitter fucntionality)
19:24Dr. Shields' personal health and nutrition guidelines
20:25The difference between processed and natural sugars, and some insight into "gray area" foods
21:45How to use functional blood work to identify slight intolerances that could be keeping you from reaching optimal perfomance levels
22:52Sneak peek of Jesse's own blood chemistry analysis
23:53Iron level differences in women and men
25:01Dr. Shields' advice for Jesse based on his results
25:40How to get your blood chemistry analysed by Dr. Shields (click here!)
27:14Advice from Dr. Braverman, guest on Episode 47: Do You Need A "Living Autopsy"?
28:00URL for this episode (to download Jesse's personal analysis report and consultation): smartdrugsmarts.com/blood-work
28:22Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: Why Sleeping Naked Can Be Good For Your Health
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Rhiannan Roe is a writer, editor and unapologetic champion of self-improvement. Combining her passions has led to her helping several start-ups across three continents. In her spare time she travels, collects stories from inspiring people, and fruitlessly endeavors to read every book ever written.
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