Detoxing, Fasting, And Plant-Based Eating For Ultimate Brain Health w. Dr. Joshua Helman, MD (Ep 6)

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Key Information

Dr. Helman has degrees from Harvard and MIT

He has two degrees in biochemistry, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and MIT, and is board certified in emergency and lifestyle medicine.

Dr. Helman is interested in toxins, mold, Lyme disease and fasting

He has extensive knowledge of the effects of toxins and heavy metals on the body and brain, and how to detoxify using diet and lifestyle.

Dr. Helman worked at Hippocrates Health Institute and TrueNorth Health Center

He was the medical director of Hippocrates Health Institute, a plant-based healing center, and is affiliated with TrueNorth Health Center, a fasting and research facility

Dr. Helman discusses toxicity and brain health on this podcast

He shares his insights on the sources, symptoms, and solutions of toxicity, and how it impacts cognitive function and mental health.

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Holistic Nootropics Podcast Show Notes

This episode features Dr. Joshua Helman.

Dr. Josh is a Harvard-trained physician licensed in twelve states
He has two degrees in Biochemistry, (bachelor’s from Harvard magna cum laude and master’s from the University of Cambridge, UK).

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

His medical degree is from Harvard Medical School and MIT.

He is the former Medical Director of Hippocrates Health Institute.

His areas of interest include toxins, mold, Lyme disease and fasting.

As a plant-based physician, he embraces an integrative approach including the importance of diet and lifestyle for optimal health.

Dr. Helman is currently affiliated with the TrueNorth Health Center research team.

Dr. Josh’s knowledge of the world of toxins and their relationship to disease is unmatched.

His 2 degrees in biochemistry and medical education from some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world enable him to understand physical and mental toxicity from a true, science-based perspective.

His experience working with some of the most respected healing institutes in the world allows him to see these academic principles in action.

It was an honor to chat with Dr. Josh about toxicity’s effects on the brain.

I’m confident that after listening to this podcast you’ll be able to walk away with at least a few nuggets of wisdom to help your journey of cognitive enhancement.

Topics Discussed In The Podcast

  • Detoxing and its importance to neurotoxicity
  • The chemistry of life and pathways where toxins and heavy metals can disrupt
  • Dr. Josh’s success with food and overall health overall coming diseases at TrueNORTH AND Hippocrates institute
  • The problems with new POPs (persistent organic pollutants) and the harm they cause the body and brain
  • How toxic chemicals influence body fat
  • The harm caused by plastic BPA’s, PCB’s and what BPA-free means
  • The importance of assuming that most chemicals are toxic to the body and their long half-lives
  • Newborn babies found with toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord
  • The harm of mold found in your home. How to identify rooms in your home that may have mold
  • Why testing is the best place to start before you decide what kind of detox to do
  • Dr Josh’s experience working with fasting.
  • How there are no studies showing that fasting effectively eliminates toxins
  • Why he doesn’t recommend juice or water fasting on your own
  • Why he doesn’t recommend exercising while fasting
  • Estrogen dominance’s influence on the body and mind
  • The problems with oxalate
  • The diet secrets to longevity
  • Why he is a proponent of Plant-Based dieting
  • For more on Dr. Josh Check out 
  • + More

Supplements Mentioned In This Podcast

Cardio Miracle Nitric Oxide Supplement

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Studies Mentioned In This Podcast

Dr. Josh mentioned studies done on people fasting for Ramadan.  Below are 2 that are good reference points.

Further Reading On Topics Discussed

Nootropics For Intermittent Fasting

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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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