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#110 Beating Brain Fog with Dr Sabina Brennan PhD

21 Jul 2021

Brain fog is one of the commonest symptoms I come across as a doctor in  primary care, yet the least understood.

On today’s podcast  I speak with Dr Sabina Brennan PhD about her incredible career from Soaps to Science and everything  to do with brain fog.

Dr Sabina is a chartered health psychologist (C.Psychol.,PsSI.), neuroscientist (PhD), host of the Super Brain podcast and best-selling author. Her new book Beating Brain Fog (Orion Spring) takes your symptoms seriously and shows that you don’t have to live with them.

On today’s Pod you will learn:

  • Why teenage brains explain their lack of inhibition
  • Loneliness and its relationship with poor cognition
  • What Brain Fog is
  • How it can occur as a result of Hormone fluctuations, Oestrogen, pregnancy
  • The relationship with Inflammation and viral  infections
  • The concept of neuroplasticity and the difference between Brain vs cognitive reserve 
  • Pain its association with BDNF and fog
  • Why Dr Brennan prescribes smiling  5x a day

I loved this episode and Sabina is such a fantastic communicator and her mission to get everyone looking after their brain health as routinely as they brush their teeth. 

 

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GUEST: Dr Sabina Brennan PhD

Sabina Brennan is a chartered health psychologist (C.Psychol.,PsSI.), neuroscientist (PhD), host of the Super Brain podcast and best-selling author. Her new book Beating Brain Fog (Orion Spring) takes your symptoms seriously and shows that you dont have to live with them. Sabina employs cutting edge neuroscience to reveal the secrets of the most underused resource on the planet – the human brain. In easy-to-understand, everyday language through her writing, films, websites, and wellness talks Sabina shows how anyone can harness their brain power to reach their true potential. Sabina’s mission to get everyone looking after their brain health as routinely as they brush their teeth has won her awards in recognition of the societal impact of her work and for her contribution to STEM communication. She was listed as one of Image magazine’s Women of the Year (2018) and has had a chapter written about her in The Day That Changed My Life (Black and White Publishing, 2019) and also in A Day in May, Real Lives, True Stories (Irish Academic Press – 2016) Dr Brennan leads Brain Fit, a large-scale research study examining the relationship between brain health, lifestyle, genomics and dementia risk at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s premier university.

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