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Episodes and Show Notes

Red-Pilled Healthcare w. A. Gregory Luna (Ep 23)

By Erik Abramowitz | September 14, 2020 |

This podcast is all about the problems in the American Healthcare system. Both Gregory and I are health coaches who have worked in the healthcare system and have observed first-hand its problems. We discuss everything from the problems of the current patient/doctor visit time constraints, to big pharma, to government’s corrupt role in healthcare and…

Mold’s Cognitive Connection with Dr. Jill Crista (ep 22)

By Erik Abramowitz | September 3, 2020 |

This episode with Dr. Jill Crista, ND is all about mold toxicity and how regular exposure to mold can affect your brain. Dr. Crista is one of the leading voices on mold toxicity and it’s prevalence in our modern society. Many chronic diseases and mental health issues have a connection to mold exposure. Dr. Jill…

Metabolism and Mental Health: The Connection Between Blood Sugar, Cortisol, Anxiety, and Depression

By Erik Abramowitz | August 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Metabolism and Mental Health: The Connection Between Blood Sugar, Cortisol, Anxiety, and Depression

Metabolism gets a lot of press. You’ve probably heard that it’s important to have a good metabolism to stay in shape. Recent research is now shedding light on metabolism’s role in mental health. Your body’s ability to properly utilize micronutrients, glucose specifically, has a profound effect on your mental state. There are many reasons for…

How Oxalates In Food Devastate Your Physical and Mental Health w. Susan Owens (ep 21)

By Erik Abramowitz | August 27, 2020 | Comments Off on How Oxalates In Food Devastate Your Physical and Mental Health w. Susan Owens (ep 21)

This episode is all about oxalate.  I interviewed Susan Owens who is one of the leading researchers into oxalate and their deleterious influence on both mental and physical health. Oxalate is found in many “healthy” foods like leafy greens, nuts, and beets.  The body makes them naturally and can function fine with a low balance.…

Health’s Big Secret w. Susan Downs and Alex Voss (Ep 20)

By Erik Abramowitz | August 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Health’s Big Secret w. Susan Downs and Alex Voss (Ep 20)

I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Susan Downs and Alex Voss who are co-producers for the film “The Big Secret”. The Big Secret was created by five-time Emmy Award-winning producer Alex Voss and multi-award-winning filmmaker and integrative physician, Susan Downs. What started as a personal journey to regain his health, Alex came face…

The Intersection of Diet and Psychotherapy with Yulia Brockdorf, RD, LD, CDCES, CST, NCC, LPC, BC-ADM (Ep 19)

By Erik Abramowitz | August 13, 2020 | Comments Off on The Intersection of Diet and Psychotherapy with Yulia Brockdorf, RD, LD, CDCES, CST, NCC, LPC, BC-ADM (Ep 19)

This episode I’m talking to Yulia Brockdorf all about the intersection of diet and the brain. We had a great conversation all about how different foods affect cognition and how there’s no one-size-fits-all diet. The food you eat is information and heavily influences how your brain works. Yulia’s practice focuses on using foods and different…

Nature Nootropics with Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS (Ep 18)

By Erik Abramowitz | August 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Nature Nootropics with Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS (Ep 18)

In this episode, I speak with Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS all about his work as a holistic, functional practitioner and the importance of having a strong connection to nature. Bryan has a cool podcast called “Summit For Wellness” and is a big outdoor enthusiast. Connecting with nature and avoiding the toxicity of modern society…

Circadian Rhythm Optimization, Mastering Stress Response, and Making More Neurotransmitters with Dr. Tracy Tranchitella, ND (Ep 17)

By Erik Abramowitz | July 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Circadian Rhythm Optimization, Mastering Stress Response, and Making More Neurotransmitters with Dr. Tracy Tranchitella, ND (Ep 17)

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Tracy Tranchitella, ND all about the importance of optimizing your circadian rhythm and how that helps overall hormonal health. Your circadian rhythm is your body’s internal daily clock that modulates the balance of cortisol for wakefulness and melatonin for bedtime. Thanks to technology and the rigors of modern…

Make Your Water Stick with Dr. Dee (Episode 16)

By Erik Abramowitz | July 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Make Your Water Stick with Dr. Dee (Episode 16)

In this episode, I speak to Dr. Dee all about the impact of nutrition on overall health and mental optimization. Dr. Dee is a wealth of knowledge in the nutrition space and is able to break down the importance of understanding how different foods work in the body. We talked a lot about the importance…

Repair Your Brain w. Neurofeedback featuring Dr. John Silva (Ep 14)

By Erik Abramowitz | July 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Repair Your Brain w. Neurofeedback featuring Dr. John Silva (Ep 14)

In this episode of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast my I’m joined by Dr. John Silva. We discuss how he uses technologies like Quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and neurofeedback to map and rewire the brain. Dr. Silva uses QEEG to discover the levels and balance of activity in the different hemispheres of the brain to accurately diagnose…