Healthy Gut: Healthy Brain

January 20, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Episode Description

What does the gut have to do with brain health? Everything! David Perlmutter, MD, best selling author and expert on brain health, discusses how to keep the brain and cognitive abilities healthy. He will discuss the connection between gut health and brain health. A healthy intestinal microbiome is essential for a healthy brain as well as for over all health. Learn about life style choices leading to brain health such as diet, exercise, stress reduction. Learn about factors that lead to inflammation, brain changes and cognitive decline. Surprisingly these negative factors high fructose corn syrup, gluten, glyphosate (used for genetically modified foods), and certain medications including antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors and statins.

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Susan Downs, MD

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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