Episode 57 – Fixing the Brain with Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Fixing the Brain with Dr. Tom O’Bryan
The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body, and most of us are regularly exposed to toxins that can negatively affect the brain. so it’s pretty important we equip ourselves with knowledge on how to reduce toxic exposure and to improve brain function and longevity. This is why I’m very excited to have Dr. Tom O’Bryan, author of “You Can Fix Your Brain,” on the podcast.
“You have to have an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to heal a damaged brain” –Dr. Tom O’Bryan.
In this episode, we cover many of the important things we can do to fight brain disease.
Almost 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and one of the significant contributors to this disease is inflammation. Inflammation anywhere in the body can inflame the brain. As we talk about in this podcast, “every disease is a disease of inflammation… Reduce the fire in the body, reduce the fire in the brain.”
Known as the “Sherlock Holmes” for chronic diseases, Dr. O’Bryan holds a teaching faculty position in the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners worldwide in an advanced understanding of the impact of Wheat Sensitivity and the development of specific autoimmune diseases. He is also the founder of theDr.com and the visionary behind The Gluten Summit: A Grain of Truth, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the connection of gluten to diseases, disorders, and more.
In the interview we talk about
How can houseplants help in producing clean air? (08:23)
What is immunity, and how does it affect brain function? (10:54)
What do amino acids do in the brain? (13:55)
What’s killing the bacteria? (14:06)
How does that affect your brain? What are some things we can do to support our brain health? (25:37)
How does the immune system affect the brain? (31:17)
Where can we find a list of tests that Dr. Tom O’Bryan has done? (43:14)
What are some tips that can help repair leaky gut? (45:19)
What happens when you have a breached blood-brain barrier? (57:45)
Tom’s website link: https://thedr.com/