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289.C: Controlling Alzheimer’s? It’s possible, she says

by | Feb 13, 2024 | 0 comments

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Discover a groundbreaking perspective on Alzheimer’s Disease that challenges the belief it’s beyond our control. 

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Lisa Mosconi, the trailblazing director of the Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. She has an exciting new book coming out in March 2024, “The Menopause Brain”. But we’re revisiting our discussion about her previous book, “The XX Brain” today. (Stay tuned for the podcast episode with Dr. Mosconi discussing her new findings on menopause.) 

In “The XX Brain”, Dr. Mosconi reveals a paradigm-shifting revelation that I completely agree with: Genetics may not hold the key to a woman’s susceptibility to dementia. Instead, she argues that factors like hormonal status, lifestyle choices, diet and medical history play pivotal roles.

Join us as we dive into the intricacies of women’s brain health, debunking common misconceptions. This episode is your gateway to understanding the actionable steps YOU can take to help diminish your risk of dementia.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • The surprising link between WOMEN and Alzheimer’s (it will change your perspective on brain health forever) (3:30) 
  • The TRUTH about the impact of your genes on your risk of dementia (4:19) 
  • How bias in medical research can be affecting your health (14:50) 
  • The surgery that can drastically increase your chances of getting dementia (21:20)
  • What science says about “new mom brain” (you’ll be surprised!) (24:14) 
  • The three essential nutrients EVERY woman should include in their diet (and the one nutrient that slashes the likelihood of heart disease by a staggering 25%) (29:45)
  • The BEST alternative to chia seeds (and why I dislike chia seeds altogether) (31:45)
  • If your blueberries look like THIS, toss them out!! (and buy this instead) (38:29)
  • Once you know THIS about espresso you’ll love it even more (39:30) 
  • How to workout LESS but get MORE brain-boosting benefits (42:39) 
  • The TRUTH about dementia (this could save a loved one!) (44:50)

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Episode Transcript:

Dr. Lisa Mosconi Transcript

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”