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Blood-Chemistry

Dr. Alexis Shields, naturopathic doctor and blood chemistry specialist, explains how blood chemistry analysis can be used to monitor and improve overall health, and how the insights we gain can help us maintain optimal neurotransmitter levels and boost cognition.

Neurotoxin

Dr. David Bellinger explains how neurotoxins in our environment affect our development and tells us how we can best protect our, and our children’s, brains.

Santa-Stimulant

Dr. Patricia Gerbarg introduces us to Rhodiola rosea, an herbal supplement used to increase stamina, decrease mental fatigue, and combat stress.

plant-based

Professor Stough shares with us his research methods and decades of insight into plant-based cognitive enhancers with chronic (ongoing) effects, like Gingko biloba and Bacopa monnieri.

l-tryptophan

We’re joined by Professor Gilles Guillemin, world leader in research on L-tryptophan and neuroinflammation.

Oxaloacetate

Alan Cash, physicist and entrepeneur behind benaGene Advanced Anti-Aging supplement introduces us to oxaloacetate and talks us through its positive CRON (Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition)-mimicking effects.

Aquatic-Brain

In Episode #51, Jesse speaks with Dr. Michael A. Crawford of Imperial College London about the role of seafood — and the essential fats they contain — in the evolution, development, and maintenance of our brains. Dr. Crawford shares with us a “coastal evolution theory,” the importance of proper nutrition for brain-health, and how it is our mothers who are most responsible for our cognitive abilities.

living-autopsy

Jesse interviews Dr. Eric Braverman, best-selling author of books The Edge Effect and Younger You, and founder of the PATH Medical Center in New York.

cognitive-enhancement-scales-of-justice

We speak to Dr. Nicole A. Vincent and Dr. Emma A. Jane, co-authors of the article “Put Down the Smart Drugs,” on the ethics of cognitive enhancement. Jesse weighs in with his own views on the speculative rights and wrongs of nootropics use.

Beetroot-Juice

Jesse speaks to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Director of the Translational Science Center at Wake Forest University and expert on this week’s topic: beetroot juice.

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