Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation with Shawn Stevenson



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Since our brain controls our experience of life, it would not be a stretch to say that creating a better life would start with creating a better brain. You can play brain games, read books, and learn techniques to make your brain work better. But what’s most overlooked is that all of the changes you’re able to make in your brain are dependent upon the food you eat. 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Shawn Stevenson, the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. 

In this episode, we dive into:

  • How improving magnesium levels can potentially reverse brain aging (0:43)
  • Dehydration and cognitive decline (11:41) 
  • The direct impact of DHA and EPA on brain health (24:14) 
  • The best sources of DHA and EPA (30:30)
  • The best foods to support cognition and brain function (44:20)
  • How MCTs can help to improve the condition of Alzheimer’s disease (1:05:30) 
  • The biggest drivers of neuroinflammation (1:10:32) 
  • How oleocanthal-rich EVOO is able to restore the function of the blood-brain barrier (1:13:16) 
  • How industrial seed oils are making us sick (1:23:59) 
  • The top three things that are damaging our brain health (1:31:12) 

For more on Shawn Stevenson you can follow him on Instagram @ShawnModel, on Facebook @TheModelHealthShow, on Twitter @ShawnModel, on YouTube @TheShawnModel, and through his website Get his book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life here

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Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD


Mark Hyman, MD

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