Brain Health Resources VI—Top Brain Health Experts and the Best Podcasts for Learning From Them!
One of the most gratifying aspects to my health journey has been finding so much quality information online. Yes, it all has to be taken with an attitude of healthy skepticism, and yes Google Scholar is often a much better source than regular Google.
But I have found a number of leading experts, doctors and researchers, who are bringing the latest health breakthroughs to light.
As I’ve said before (link to video) we each have to choose which experiments to engage in, and one person’s "emerging science" maybe someone else’s "pseudo-science", but these leaders (in no particular order) are among those I am turning to as I look to be better informed on what is to come.
For this post, I focus on Podcasts, which offer a great way to hear directly from researchers. But these hosts have as much good information to offer as their guests (and as you will see below are often guests on one another episodes).
Podcast: The Drive
Host Dr. Peter Attia
Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part I of III: Dangers of poor sleep, Alzheimer's risk, mental health, memory consolidation, and more
Richard Isaacson, M.D.: Alzheimer’s prevention
Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D.: metabolism, mitochondria, and metformin in health and disease
Podcast: Bulletproof Radio
Host: Dave Asprey
Sleep Need & Sleep Age: Find Out Yours – Dan Gartenberg
Eating Affects Your Sleep (and vice versa) - Satchin Panda https://blog.bulletproof.com/satchin-panda-560/
Hack To Track: The Oura Ring Episode - Harpreet Rai https://blog.bulletproof.com/harpreet-rai-536/
Your Brain, But Better: Neurostimulation - Dr. Daniel Chao https://blog.bulletproof.com/your-brain-only-better-neurostimulation-dr-daniel-chao-488/
Age Backwards by Hacking Your Telomeres with Stress - Dr. Elissa Epel https://blog.bulletproof.com/age-backwards-hacking-telomeres-with-stress-dr-elissa-epel-436/
Podcast: The Tim Ferris Show
Host: Tim Ferris
How to Reverse Aging with Art De Vany
Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss — Dr. Rhonda Patrick https://tim.blog/2017/05/04/smart-drugs-fasting-and-fat-loss/
Podcast: Found My Fitness
Host: Rhonda Patrick
Dr. Dale Bredesen on Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer's Disease
Satchin Panda, Ph.D. on Time-Restricted Feeding and Its Effects on Obesity, Muscle Mass & Heart Health
Dr. Valter Longo on Resetting Autoimmunity and Rejuvenating Systems with Prolonged Fasting & the FMD
The Sonnenburgs On How The Gut Microbiota Interacts With Our Bodies
Podcast: The Kevin Rose Show
Host: Kevin Rose
How to live to 100, Dr. Valter Longo https://www.kevinrose.com/single-post/valter-longo
Dr. Andrew Weil - healing herbs, healthy oils, mushrooms, omega-3's, and other health tips
Matthew Walker Ph.D - Author of "Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams"
Podcast: Smart Drug Smarts
Host: Jesse Lawler
(currently on sabbatical, but lots of great content in past episodes)
The MIND Diet with Dr. Martha Morris https://smartdrugsmarts.com/episodes/199-mind-diet/
Optimizing Epigenetics with Dr. Daniel Stickler https://smartdrugsmarts.com/episodes/208-optimizing-epigenetics/
Sleep, Light, and Your Brain
The “Gut-Brain Axis” with Scott Anderson
Podcast: Clear & Vivid Host: Alan Alda
Alan's focus, which grows out of the Alda Institute, is on how science gets communicated, including in medical settings. As a Parkinson’s patient himself, his episode with Michael J. Fox is especially powerful: Michael J. Fox: How to Keep Going When Life Gives You Speed Bumps
Podcast: The AfterOn Podcast
Host: Rob Reid Website: https://after-on.com/
The Medical Potential of Video Games | Adam Gazzaley
Exponential Medicine | Daniel Kraft
Others which may be worth exploring include:
Disclaimer: I offer all of these suggestions not as a Doctor or Researcher, but as a Patient, and a “Citizen Scientist”. None of this should be taken as medical advice, and certainly you should consult your Doctor when it comes to making decisions about your health.