BRAIN HEALTH & Beyond Podcast – Eric Adams: A Transformative Leader Revolutionizing Healthcare – by Team Sherzai

February 2020

We’re very excited to share the latest episodes of our podcast, Brain Health and Beyond. In it, we converse with one of the most incredible humans and leaders we know: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. As an exemplary, he’s revolutionizing healthcare as we know it and creating life-changing opportunities in his community.Eric Adams previously served three terms in the New York State Senate and 22 years in the New York City Police Department. In 2016, after a series of painful health symptoms and visual problems, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He soon learned about the profound effect of food on his health and adopted a whole food, plant-based diet and successfully reversed his diabetes. Since then, he has been a vocal proponent of a plant-based diet and has encouraged all Brooklynites to eat healthier.

Our entire life has been focused on evidence-based research and translating it to the population, which we believe is the missing link – the translation of preventive medicine to populations in modern medicine. This is what inspires us so much about Eric’s work, who is making Brooklyn a role model city for other cities in the US.

Learn more about his initiative by visiting this link:

We have exciting news to share! We’ve just launched our FREE brain health program from Team Sherzai.
By combining Dean’s background in neuro behavior and Ayesha’s background in preventative medicine, we’ve created a plan that addresses 5 areas of lifestyle change. The simple acronym NEURO describes how to easily make brain health a part of your everyday life – Nutrition, Exercise, Unwind, Restore, Optimize.

What sets The NEURO PLAN Academy apart? The evidence-based approach and the program components are key to helping users make a series of sustainable changes to last a lifetime. Educational videos, tutorials, course workbooks, meal plans, recipes, goal tracking and access to private online communities empower each user to take charge and achieve optimal brain health. These simple, actionable steps make it easier for people to improve their behavior.


In just 5 minutes a day, for 2 weeks, users will focus on changing basic habits dealing with nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep restoration and cognitive capacity. During the course, participants are motivated to keep these positive lifestyle changes. You’ll be empowered to improve your brain health by making better lifestyle choices.

Train your brain: Create good habits with ease!

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Joseph Alexander — Plant-Strong by Engine 2

I found the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet after over 40 years of trying seemingly endless ways to lose weight, including other whole-food, plant-based approaches.

After watching Forks Over Knives some years earlier and reviewing the science, I knew that a plant-based diet was the solution to finding my way to a healthy body.

But decades of dieting had me convinced that losing body fat had to be a painful process of deprivation in which constant hunger must be endured if you wanted to be thinner.

I was making plant-based eating much harder than it needed to be, and impossible to stick to.

When I came across the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, I had all but given up after over 40 years of fighting my weight.  I reasoned that I had tried it all and would never find success.

My highest recorded weight was 454 pounds (206kg). But I continued to gain weight and to get sicker.

I had type 2 diabetes that was out of control—my typical morning glucose readings were around 450mg/dL and my hemoglobin A1C was 9.7%.

I was having regular, almost monthly, systemic infections that required antibiotics.

There were plenty of good reasons to be highly motivated, but I just could not find my way.

On New Year’s Day, 2017, I watched Forks Over Knives again, and thought that maybe if I softened my approach a bit, I could at least eat much more healthfully than I had been.

Rip Esselstyn had just published The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, and I found my way into the small-at-the-time Facebook group that was offering support to folks who wanted to try it.

I learned about what Rip was proposing—eat potatoes, whole grains and fruit—and I thought for sure that I would gain weight and my diabetes would worsen.

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But, I said to myself, I clearly don’t know what I’m doing, and my diet couldn’t be much worse than it is now.

I decided that for seven days, I could follow the guidelines and see where it got me.

I decided to put my trust in the Esselstyns.

I decided to go all in, following the plan one-hundred percent, one-hundred percent of the time.

And after I started and began to see results, I decided I would never, ever, give back one single inch of the ground I was gaining for myself.

Within a single day of starting, I felt better than I had in years.

Continue reading here: Joseph Alexander — Plant-Strong by Engine 2

Why People Gain Weight in the Fall – Dr. Michael Greger

A list of “specific recommendations for the prevention of obesity by improving the circadian system health”.

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Tada! This was the last video in my chronobiology series. If you missed any of them, here they are:

· Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss? (…)

· Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss? (…)

· Chronobiology – How Circadian Rhythms Can Control Your Health and Weight (…)

· Eat More Calories in the Morning to Lose Weight (…)

· Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dinner Like a Pauper (…)

· Eat More Calories in the Morning Than the Evening (…)

· How Circadian Rhythms Affect Blood Sugar Levels (…)

· How to Sync Your Central Circadian Clock to Your Peripheral Clocks (…)

· The Metabolic Harms of Night Shifts and Irregular Meals (…)

· Shedding Light on Shedding Weight (…)

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution! -Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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If You Eat Organic Grass Fed Beef Instead Of Factory Farm Beef, Does It Make A Difference To Our Health? Brian Clement

Did you know that what you eat could be making you sick? It’s true. Some foods such as poultry, beef, and dairy clog your body with energy-depleting fats, toxins, and chemicals. Where can you find the optimum nourishment your body needs to stay strong, healthy, and vigorous? For millions of people, the answer is in the health and healing properties of living foods—foods that are eaten raw and produced without dangerous, nutrient-robbing chemicals or additives.

For more than forty years, Brian Clement has been teaching people how to cleanse and heal their bodies with naturally potent living foods. Brian explains why living foods are vital to good health.

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Passionate believers in whole food plant based diets, no chemicals, minimal pharmaceutical drugs, no GMO’s. Fighting to stop climate change and extinction.

The Myth About Meat: What You Really Need to Know – Dr. John McDougall

Meat is ideal nutrition for my body, I once thought – after all, my own body is made of meat – like muscles, liver, kidneys, brain, and associated, more-or-less, edible substances, like fat, blood vessels, lymph nodes, tendons, nerves, bone, skin, etc.  Most of my friends still believe meat is essential for vigorous health and they don’t hesitate to tell me so.  I hear too often, “McDougall, if you ate a few more Tri-tips (a popular cut of beef) you’d be stronger, and be able to windsurf longer.”  I answer, “For these benefits, do I have to eat the blood vessels, too?”  They’re left speechless.

Processed Food Causes Depression

Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting lecture showing us how and why we never need to diet again.

You will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.”

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Passionate believers in whole food plant based diets, no chemicals, minimal pharmaceutical drugs, no GMO’s. Fighting to stop climate change and extinction.