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Optimize brain health and prevent Alzheimer's & dementia with neurologists Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

August 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
Plant Prescription Podcast
Optimize brain health and prevent Alzheimer's & dementia with neurologists Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai
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Optimize brain health and prevent Alzheimer's & dementia with neurologists Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai
Aug 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15

This episode features the incredible powerhouse husband and wife couple of Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, two neurologists who are passionate about cutting-edge brain science and educating people on how to prevent cognitive diseases and achieve long term health and wellness. They are both co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How Dean and Ayesha met 
  • Why they coined the term preventative neurology 
  • The role of genes vs lifestyle 
  • Underlying mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease development 
  • How to prevent Alzheimer’s 
  • The dietary pattern best for brain health 
  • The type of fats the brain needs 
  • Eggs, coconut oil, avocado, olive oil and brain health 
  • Why Paleo and ketogenic diets may not be optimal 
  • How we should be evaluating nutritional research 
  • Carbohydrates as brain fuel 
  • Their thoughts on recent studies showing vegan diets are “bad for brain health” 
  • Diet and migraines 
  • The importance of exercise, stress management, and sleep 

You can Dean & Ayesha on Instagram: @teamsherzaimd,Twitter: @TeamSherzai, FaceBook: @TeamSherzaiMD 

Their website is here: https://teamsherzai.com and YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/teamsherzai 

And be sure to pick up a copy of their book, The Alzheimer’s Solution 

Episode Resources: 

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Music credit: Scott Holmes.

Show Notes

This episode features the incredible powerhouse husband and wife couple of Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, two neurologists who are passionate about cutting-edge brain science and educating people on how to prevent cognitive diseases and achieve long term health and wellness. They are both co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How Dean and Ayesha met 
  • Why they coined the term preventative neurology 
  • The role of genes vs lifestyle 
  • Underlying mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease development 
  • How to prevent Alzheimer’s 
  • The dietary pattern best for brain health 
  • The type of fats the brain needs 
  • Eggs, coconut oil, avocado, olive oil and brain health 
  • Why Paleo and ketogenic diets may not be optimal 
  • How we should be evaluating nutritional research 
  • Carbohydrates as brain fuel 
  • Their thoughts on recent studies showing vegan diets are “bad for brain health” 
  • Diet and migraines 
  • The importance of exercise, stress management, and sleep 

You can Dean & Ayesha on Instagram: @teamsherzaimd,Twitter: @TeamSherzai, FaceBook: @TeamSherzaiMD 

Their website is here: https://teamsherzai.com and YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/teamsherzai 

And be sure to pick up a copy of their book, The Alzheimer’s Solution 

Episode Resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription

Music credit: Scott Holmes.