Dr. Dean Sherzai – The Alzheimer’s Solution

Dr. Dean Sherzai, MD, Ph.D. is a behavioral neurologist and neuroscientist. He is an expert on plant-based nutrition and lifestyle interventions to prevent and reverse cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Dean Sherzai is the co-author along with his wife Ayesha Sherzai MD of The Alzheimer’s Solution: The Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age

My wife and I both have a family history of neurodegenerative disease: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Preventing those diseases is a high priority for us.

Dr. Dean Sherzai is brilliant man doing incredible work. Enjoy our interview!

Watch our interview below, or listen to it on the Chris Beat Cancer podcast on iTunes or Spotify.

Show Notes
-Dr. Sherzai’s path to plant-based nutrition [1:50]
-Why nutrition affects the brain more than any other organ [8:00]
-The causes of neurodegenerative disease [9:40]
-Is fat good for the brain? [14:00]
-The brain-sugar connection [18:50]
-The effect of sugar spikes on insulin receptors [21:10]
-How a poor diet impacts your body at a cellular level [25:35]
-Beta-amyloid plaque and brain degeneration [30:25]
-The importance of sleep for the brain [32:23]
-How to test for neurodegenerative diseases [37:40]
-Most effective ways to prevent neurodegenerative disease [38:55]
-Best ways to change positive and negative behaviors [43:55]
-How goal setting affects your dopamine and serotonin levels [45:20]
-The character quality of a successful person [48:35]
-Why learning new skills benefits the brain [52:30]
-The benefits of nootropics and supplements [56:45]

Books by Dean Sherzai MD, PhD and Ayesha Sherzai, MD:
The Alzheimer’s Solution: The Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age

The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline

Connect with Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai:
Website: teamsherzai.com
Facebook: Sherzai M.D.
Instagram: @thebraindocs
YouTube: The Brain Docs
The Neuro Plan Academy

Selected links from the interview:
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD
Study: London taxi drivers and bus drivers: a structural MRI and neuropsychological analysis
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn on How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Nutrition

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