Episode 3: Eat to Boost Your Brain


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On this episode, I invite fellow doctor and friend Dr Ayan Panja, General Practitioner, super generalist, lifestyle medicine enthusiast and co-founder of Lobe Medical to talk about eating for our mind – with specific regard to neurodegenerative disease.

We talk through:

  • what we mean by the concept of Eating for your brain
  • how food is such an important consideration in brain health
  • what we discuss with patients in regard to cognitive decline
  • How many listeners in their 30-40s might be thinking that this topic is only relevant for an older generation – but actually, looking after your brain is a lifelong process
  • The impact of stress, sleep and exercise on your brain
  • What neurogenesis is
  • The burden of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The factors that have been proven to reduce the effects of disease
Summary

You may be surprised to note that addressing just a few of the risk factors that we talk through, has been shown to potentially overturn a 1/3 of all Dementia cases – that’s quite incredible statistics.

Looking after your brain is a lifelong process, so make sure you start as soon as you can and as always, work with your own practitioner at every step to make sure your lifestyle changes are relevant, tailored and safe – especially in terms of any current medication.

Listen to the episode for more in depth information on eating for your brain, and try out some of the recipes in my book, on the website and and across social media


Guest: Dr Ayan Pajna

A career GP, Dr Ayan Panja qualified from the Imperial College School of Medicine in 1999. He is a partner in a busy city centre NHS surgery and is interested in the prevention of illness and chronic disease.

Known as a presenter on BBC News and BBC World News he is also a clinical assurance adviser for NHS UK. His passion is to improve our understanding of health face to face or via media, covering anything from allergies to Zika Virus

Lobe Medical: https://www.lobemedical.co.uk


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