June 10, 2020
119: Brain Health, Heavy Metals, Cortisol and Holistic Medicine | Dr. Christian Gonzalez N.D
There is no "magic pill" for your brain. It is part of a whole ecosystem that includes your body and all your surroundings—that means the artificial flavors, dyes and additives in your favorite junk food and the chemicals in the hair spray you just inhaled. Your brain is only 2 percent of your bodyweight, yet consumes 20 percent of the body's glucose. Naturopathic medicine is defined as a drugless, noninvasive, rational and evidence-based system of medicine imparting treatments with natural elements based on the theories of vitality, toxemia and the self-healing capacity of the body, as well as the principles of healthy living (Nair and Nanda, 2014).Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.Dr. Gonzalez became proficient in integrative oncology at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America through exposure to a range of disciplines and modalities. During his residency at the center, he was able to treat more than 700 patients and he had a long lasting impact on his patients, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. He was able to obtain his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. During his training, Dr. Gonzalez underwent clinical rotations in general medicine, botanical, oncology, homeopathy, pediatrics and mind-body medicine, including a preceptorship at the NYU Langone Integrative Urology Center. In this episode we discuss: 1. Brain health from a holistic perspective 2. What does cortisol do to our body 3. Nootropics- what they are, how to take them and which ones are the best on the market 4. The role that herbs and vitamins play in healing the body 5. Anti-aging secrets and how to age backwards. 6. How sugar is detrimental to your brain and body7. Blood tests to take to check your blood to start your holistic health journey. 8. 23andMe - Learn how your DNA influences your facial features, taste, smell and other traits Dr. G’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/doctor.g_/ 23andme: https://www.23andme.com/en-int/REVIEW/SHARE: https://bit.ly/2YhMqw4If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Neuro Experience podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Neuro Experience episodes please share the link – together we can make brain health something that everyone can thrive on!