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!
-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
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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