Something You Should Know about Memory and Brain Health


How Your Brain Can Sabotage

June 26, 2015

 

Interview with Kelly Traver M.D., author of the book The Program: The Brain-Smart Approach to the Healthiest You: The Life-Changing 12-Week Method

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you've ever tried to change a habit or improve your health you know it can be difficult to make it stick.

 

Kelly Traver M.D.:
And the reason for that is that your whole body and brain is really based on this homeostasis principle - which is to keep everything the same.
 


Dr. Kelly Traver

What Exercise Does To Your Brain

June 9, 2015

 

Interview with Wendy Suzuki, PhD, author of the book Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While we all know the health benefits of aerobic exercise we’re discovering more and more just how good it is for the brain as well.

 

Wendy Suzuki PhD:
No matter what age you are aerobic exercise actually stimulates the birth of new brain cells in a key structure that I’ve studied for the last twenty years important for long-term memory and that structure is called the hippocampus.
 


Wendy Suzuki PhD

What's Going On In Your Brain

May 29, 2015

 

Interview with David Rock, author of the book Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to do your very best work your brain would probably prefer you
do it in the morning.

 

David Rock:
Most people only have a few hours of really, really high thinking level ability every day – it tends to be after a good rest, in the morning.
 


David Rock

 

Science Of Emotions

 April 24, 2015

Interview with Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of The Emotional Revolution: Harnessing The Power Of Your Emotions For A More Positive Life
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Mike Carruthers:
Your emotions - there's a fascinating topic. Do we create our own emotions or are we subject to them? Maybe both.

 

Norman Rosenthal, M.D.:
If we, for example, gamble away our money we're going to be pretty unhappy about that. But that isn't something that happened to us, that's something we actually made happen.


Dr. Norman Rosenthal

 

Differences Between Male & Female Brains

March 16, 2015

 

Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Biologically, the male and female brains work very differently.

 

Michael Gurian:
For instance, the male brain produces more sexual fantasies than the female brain. The female brain tends to produce more romantic fantasies. 

 


Michael Gurian

How To Prevent Dementia Later In Life

March 5, 2015

 

Interview with Norman Doige, author of the book The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So much has been learned in recent years about our brains and how our behavior affects their function.

 

Norman Doige:
There are things that we can do to protect ourselves from cognitive decline for instance.

 


Norman Doige

Time Management Techniques

January 22, 2015

 

Interview with Kory Kogon, author of the book The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being more productive isn’t necessarily about cramming more things into your day it’s about making sure the important things get done. And here’s how you do it…

 

Kory Kogon:
Before the week starts 30 minutes quiet time, think about what’ most important and get them in your calendar.

 


Kory Kogon

How Your Memory Works

November 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Barry Gordon, author of the book Intelligent Memory: Improve Your Memory No Matter What Your Age

 

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Mike Carruthers:
An interesting analogy to how your memory works, is a file cabinet.

 

Dr. Barry Gordon:
A file cabinet has a perfect memory, but if often isn't easy to find things in a file cabinet. There we have an example where something never forgets, but you simply can't remember, because you can't find it.
 


Dr. Barry Gordon

Preventing Dementia

August 15, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Gary Small, author of the book The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to reduce your chances of ever getting Alzheimer's disease, there are some things you can do.

 

Dr. Gary Small:
Four areas of our life where we can have an effect on our risk for Alzheimer's disease, mental activity, physical conditioning, stress reduction and healthy diet.
 


Dr. Gary Small

Headaches

June 27, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Buchholz, author of the book Heal Your Headache

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You very likely have suffered from headaches.

 

David Buchholz, M.D.:
The figures say that about 45 million Americans have enough headaches to be labeled as headache sufferers.
 


Dr David Buchholz

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