This week, Dr. Mark Hyman is launching his highly anticipated series, Broken Brain. I’m honored to be a part of it.
As part of your human body, your brain is subject to inflammation, stress, and toxicity. And knowing the health “hacks” to avoid (or even reverse) symptoms of a broken brain can add years to your life and life to your years.
Click here and register for the Broken Brain documentary by Dr. Mark Hyman, and 58 of the leading health experts in the world.
Here are some of the most important questions you’ll have answered:
I can’t exactly stretch or work out my brain muscles, can I? (You can!)
How do I eat to create brain health?
Is there a secret link between fitness and my brain?
Is degeneration inevitable, or can movement and fitness help?
Are there things I think are healthy that might be HURTING my brain?
Consider this: Despite being physically fit, a broken brain can show up as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or so many other conditions.
In fact, 1.1 BILLION lives are compromised by a broken brain.
This whole documentary series will be aired at no charge (but if there’s one documentary I would like you to consider owning, this is the one - ownership also provides you with a great workbook to use and follow along with, throughout the series).
We CAN change this. Depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD, anxiety, mood swings… these are all part of the epidemic. Owning this series, when you get the chance, gives you the information you need to chart a new course NOW and create your best life down the road.
Here are some important keys I shared in my interviews with Dr. Mark Hyman during the series:
Brain health is dependent on muscle health because muscle is the organ of longevity. When you think about brain health and you think about the issues with brain health, it rides on obesity. It rides on inflammatory conditions, creating a leaky blood -barrier. and the wider your BMI, the higher your BMI, the lower the brain volume. If that's the case, you need to have an ideal body composition. What does an ideal body composition mean? It means being under fat and more muscled.
The issue isn't over fat. Everyone focuses on obesity and diabetes. That is a huge problem, but the real problem is being under muscled. You really need to change the ratio of muscle to body fat. Being under muscled is because we're sedentary. We're not moving the way that we used to, we live in a very domesticated way. 10,000 years ago, we were hunters and gatherers. We were moving 10 to 14 miles a day. We’re not doing that anymore.
Metabolism is important for brain health, because a healthy metabolism is really the metabolic sync, and the metabolic sync is your muscle. Muscle is the organ of longevity. The healthier your muscle is, the more glucose that you burn, the more carbohydrates that you burn, the more fat that you burn. So, it's the site of fat oxidation, and it's responsible for your resting metabolic rate. When you're thinking about brain health, you need to have a healthy metabolism because you don't want excess calories, you don't want pro-inflammatory states. You really want a body that's in balance.