Upgrade Your Brain

June 14, 2024
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Episode Description

In our mental health, memory and intelligence are deteriorating. One in six children is now diagnosed with mental health issues, and anti-depressant prescriptions have sky rocketed. The incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia, which are largely preventable, is on the rise. However, we can take action to stop this decline in its tracks. In Upgrade Your Brain, Patrick Holford, founder of the food for the Brain foundation, takes a deep dive into why this is happening and, more importantly, what you can do to improve your brain function. He unravels how and why our modern diet and lifestyle have inevitably led to this brain-health meltdown. More importantly, he discusses how turn these events around and improve brain health

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Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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