Episode #288 – Insulin Resistance and Brain Health with Dr. Brian Mowll

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, Episode #288 – Insulin Resistance and Brain Health with Dr. Brian Mowll

, Episode #288 – Insulin Resistance and Brain Health with Dr. Brian Mowll

In This Episode:

  • What is diabetes of the brain? [05:10]
  • It’s more about insulin resistance than diabetes [06:10]
  • Why is insulin sensitivity so essential to keep blood sugar under control? [08:00]
  • What causes high insulin? [10:20] 
  • What’s happening in our brain if we’re insulin resistant? [11:40]
  • What does insulin do in the liver? [13:00]
  • What’s happening when you’re ‘hangry’? [17:30]
  • Getting your hormones dialed in [21:30]
  • Having a hypoglycemic episode [24:00]
  • Are our neurons dying? [25:20]
  • What are our sugar molecules doing? [29:20]
  • A common medical misconception [32:30]
  • Understanding your A1C level [36:00]
  • Does wearing a CGM help? [40:00]
  • How do we produce good metabolic health? [45:10]
  • Nutrient-dense carbohydrates and healthy fats [51:00]
  • Avoiding industrial seed oils [52:30]
  • Stimulating autophagy (fasting) [53:30]
  • Activating AMPK in the body [57:30]
  • Zinc’s role in insulin sensitivity [58:30]

Have you had cause for concern for brain diabetes? This hot topic is in the back of a lot of people’s minds these days, no pun intended. Dr. Brian Mowll joins Dr. Jockers to talk about blood sugar regulation, insulin resistance, and brain health.

It’s a fascinating deep dive into these subjects with positive insights into how we can manage our brain health to best avoid Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. 

The answers, in part, lie in improving our metabolic health, improving our body composition, improving our insulin sensitivity, and then we can lower our insulin levels back to normal and protect our long-term brain health.

If you are concerned about your brain health — perhaps for a loved one — then this deep dive will alleviate your concerns with all the sound medical advice we’ve come to expect from Dr. Jockers and his expert guests.

“If you can list out some of the worst things to suffer with in your old age, Alzheimer’s or dementia would probably be at the top of just about everybody’s list… one thing we can help people to understand is that there’s a lot you can do to prevent it, if you focus and pay attention to keeping the brain healthy.”

-Dr. Brian Mowll

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