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#27: Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon with Dr Rahul Jandial

19 Aug 2019

Today I’m speaking to Dr Rahul Jandial - an American dual-trained neurosurgeon and scientist at City of Hope, a research centre, hospital and postgraduate training faculty in Los Angeles.

He’s well known for his cutting-edge approach to brain surgery and neuroscience and has transformed the lives of his neurosurgical patients by putting them through his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. He’s written an eye-opening, informative and accessible guide “Life lessons from a Brain Surgeon” where he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear, and this is what we’ll be chatting about on todays show.

Mixing smart brain hacks with case studies and storytelling from his own experiences on the operating table, his book is a powerful and trustworthy insight into the brain.

If I could give you three challenges on the back of this podcast they would be:

  • For 1 week, try using your non-dominant hand when using your iPhone or brushing your teeth - it really is tricky at the start but the more you do it, the more dexterity you get in your other hand.
  • Try meditation this week.  Try and do at least 10 minutes twice a day - book it in for 7 days, whatever you are doing.  It may have some benefits to the cortices of your brain - it may have some benefits to your working memory as well and emotional intelligence.
  • Look at your diet and look out for the 'mind' diet - essentially a modified Mediterranean diet, where the focus is on vegetables, colours, but particularly greens.

 

You’ll find the recipe video that I made with Dr Rahul, and our super interesting conversation - on my youtube channel go check it out online and there’s a link below too!

Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don’t forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the message and for others to find us too!

There is A LOT of evidence based, safe dietary and lifestyle change that we as practitioners can be confidently discussing with our patients and that’s what we hope to chat about today. You can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com.   Subscribe to the newsletter for weekly science based recipes and listen to the end of the pod for a summary of our discussion and how to improve your overall wellbeing,

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