Brant Cortright is an author, professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Neurogenesis and brain health coach, consultant and speaker. 

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His book, The Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life is the subject of our conversation.   Neurogenesis refers to new cells being created in the brain.  Up until recently it was thought that adult brains do not grow new neurons.  However Dr. Cortright's book and review of the research clearly shows that neurogenesis does occur in Adults and that your diet and lifestyle has a huge influence on it.  

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

The Serotonin Deficiency Fallacy in Depression

Neurogenesis as a biomarker for health

Why antidepressents work on less than 50% of the population

Natural Ways to increase and maximize neurogenesis through diet and lifestyle

The role of Omega 3 fatty acids in neurogenesis and what the best kind of fish oil to take is

The proper macronutrient ratios to maximize neurogenesis

The right neurogenesis supplement stack

Why hesperidin (methylchalcone) is the key to keep new brain cells alive

What type of exercise is the best for neurogenesis

Alzheimers as a glucose metabolism problem

The role of stress in brain toxicity

Why loving relationships are neuroprotective

What kind of spiritual practices are best for the brain

You can find Brant on his website at brantcortright.com and on twitter at @brantcortright