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Proper brain health begins in our guts.

Everything we eat changes our biochemistry, affecting our moods and the way we think.  Here, nutrition experts point out the differences between good and bad "brain foods" and outline intelligent choices for overall health.

Here are few of our favorites:
And check out the list below for the best of the rest...


melted chocolate with text reading yum! you're smarter

Good news for chocoholics: People who eat a small amount of chocolate at least once a week perform better cognitively.

Smarter babies

More intelligence is “lost” to inadequate fetal nutrition than to anything else, period. In this special Mother’s Day episode, Jesse speaks with Dr. Kavitha Menon about the greatest dangers to the development of baby brains, in both the developing and the developed world. Get your maternity checklist ready with items from iodine supplements to skillets to workout videos and give yourself better odds at a little Einstein.

Intermittent Fasting, Cognition, Caloric Restriction, Fasting, nootropics

Dr. Mark Mattson, neurologist at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health (NIH), has decades of work in the fields of nutrition, brain health, and the complex interplay between diet, exercise, “feeding windows,” and macronutrient ratios. Join us in Episode #120 to learn his many insights.

turmeric, schizandra, adaptogens, nootropics, smart drugs

The adaptogen plant turmeric has been a mainstay of Indian and Asian cooking for millenia. Its root is chock-full of bioactive curcuminoid compounds that have been shown to provide wide-ranging benefits from the reduction of oxidative stress to the reduction of psychological stress.

Traditional-Plant-Medicines

Jesse is joined by Dr. Jim Adams from the USC School of Pharmacy for a far-ranging discussion about traditional plant medicines.

Coffee-Canary

To say “people love coffee” is a little like saying “people love sex.” In fact, going by the numbers — two billion cups of coffee drunk per day vs. slightly fewer fornications — people may like coffee more than sex.

Lion-Mare-Mushroom

Tune in to our first ever fungal episode where Eric Cerecedes joins Jesse for a wildly interesting conversation about Lion’s Mane mushrooms.

Omega-3-shoot-out

A shoot-out between the various types of Omega-3-fatty-acid-containing foods and supplements – from production methods to bio-absorption percentages to dosage, diet and dangers.

Alexander-Cautionary-Tale

Alexander was an amazing guy who truncated his own epoch-making career for the love of one too many tankards of unwatered Grecian wine. If the author’s propositions are correct – and he paints a darned compelling picture – isn’t it worth considering the moral of the life of one of the most venerated humans in all world history?

creatine-brain-brawn

Creatine has long been known as a supplement-of-choice for athletes and weightlifters… but what cognitive benefits might Creatine provide?

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