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The Flipping 50 Show

Let's start Flipping 50 with the energy and the vitality you want for this second half! I solve your biggest challenges and answer questions about how to move, what to eat, and when, along with the small lifestyle changes that can make the most difference in the least amount of time. Join me and my expert guests for safe, sane, simple solutions for your second (and better) half!

Aug 25, 2020

How well are you sleeping since the pandemic? What changes have there been in your life? Do you know how those might be affecting your health- specifically brain health long term? And what you can do to protect yourself.

My guest…

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and teaches that recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response is the map to the highway towards better health. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases. 

Questions we cover in this episode:  

Dr. Tom, I recently heard a short presentation on Instagram in which you were talking about vertigo, something several of my listeners have dealt with. You shared I believe four different theories about it and ways to cure it… I would love to start there before we dive into the rest of our discussion.

Please share with our listeners in your own words how you got started in your career and got interested specifically on brain health.

At the mention of brain health, every listener can identify with losing the keys, or being unable to find the phone… they’re holding. But also, especially with regard to family history of dementia or Alzheimer’s there’s another level of concern. How do you define brain health?

Our audience is mostly female 45-65, when it comes to brain health is one gender or age range most susceptible to deterioration, or is there a time when we need to begin paying more attention to our brain health?

If I were creating a body-based fitness prescription I would include muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility based on an individual’s status. Of course, we know exercise is also beneficial for the brain. Is there more? something similar for brain health? What are the components of a “brain health prescription?”

What do poor sleep or chronic stress even beyond daily stressors– say during a pandemic – do to brain health?

What’s your biggest concern about brain health during this moment we’re in?

How resilient is the brain? We’re all going through some level of stress right now for our own personal reasons, when this is “over” can the brain bounce back, so-to-speak?

Free Gift from Dr Tom:

You Can Fix Your Brain Sneak Peek. I created this program to give you a glimpse of how you can support your brain health. My approach is not cookie-cutter at all. There is no single cure for many of the diseases and conditions that affect the brain.