Intelligent Medicine Radio for July 2, Part 2: Susceptibility to Cognitive Decline
July 4, 2022
DIM for breast cancer; Diet after rectal surgery; Adverse effects of Reclast; Fit kids stay mentally sharp later in life; Pollution a major risk factor for multiple chronic diseases; Female athletes can avert knee injury with better sports bras; Midlife handgrip strength predicts susceptibility to cognitive decline; Study will examine effects of amino acid cocktail on Long Covid; Intermittent fasting can help regenerate damaged nerves; Depleted microbiome hikes congestive heart failure risk. Click HERE for part 1. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



ENCORE: How Diet Impacts Psychiatric Conditions, Part 1
June 1, 2022
Nutritional psychiatry with Dr. Georgia Ede. Dr. Ede is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist who emphasizes diet in her treatment of mental conditions. She is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today, and we discuss her recent article there highlighting the role of nutrition in curbing the risk of severe Covid. She describes how healthy diet impacts psychiatric conditions through three main mechanisms: inflammation, oxidative stress, and blood sugar dysregulation. Ups and downs of glucose affect mood, and insulin resistance deprives brain cells of fuel. She advocates a low-carb diet, even keto, to address certain psychiatric conditions. At the very least, intermittent fasting helps the brain achieve a needed “reset”. She’s not a fan of exclusively vegan diets, and critiques the EAT-Lancet report which calls for minimizing animal protein. She discusses recent research linking food additives and diet to attention deficit disorder. Dr. Ede offers a keto course for clinicians at her informative website Click HERE for part 2.


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