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Episode 66 Lisa Mosconi

Increasingly, new science is addressing how to best boost our understanding of the brain. The field is bursting with new information, practices and advancement. It’s thrilling, as decades ago we thought we weren’t able to build new neural networks and potentially reverse fearful brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s. All of this gives us renewed hope and daily practices.

In my latest Regen360 podcast, I interview Lisa Mosconi, PhD, the author of the brand new book releasing today, Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power. We talk about brain science advancement, how to eat for a clearer mind, and other brain breakthroughs and helpful guidelines.

Dr. Mosconi is the Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College.

To fueling our brains for personal performance, mental acuity and global advancement.


Episode 65 Jill Bolte Taylor Ph.D.

Can you imagine having a massive stroke that impairs the left side of your brain and within four hours you can’t walk, talk, read, write or recall life?

And then you discover that by paralyzing your right hemisphere that you experience the greatest peace ever, a “metaphysical experience,” according to Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. who wrote the fascinating book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey.

In my latest Regen360 podcast interview with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, we discuss her incredible experience and scientific analysis, after all, she’s a Harvard trained brain scientist and was voted one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world in 2008.

It took Dr. Taylor eight years to fully recover, but she writes in her book that the massive stroke was both a “blessing” and a “revelation” as her injury uncovered feelings of well being and inner peace — creating a new, warmer split to her persona.

Most of us are left brain dominant – allowing us to not only be successful but also serving to deplete our souls. How many milestones can we pursue at the same time as we continuously cross off our to-do lists. I’m an engineer and can totally relate as my left brain drives me far away from creativity and the feeling of wholeness that I crave and relish.

How much is enough?

If it’s up to our left brains, our hunger and ego is almost endless. But our right brains desire something different: more inner peace and ease of life. Join me to learn more about our brains and how you can find greater insight into its ability to not only adapt and recover but to aid well being and harmony.

To fully utilizing our right brains without having a massive stroke!

Episode 30 Dr. Daniel Amen

There are many facets of personal health, from diet and exercise, to blood sugar and heart strength. But one could argue that our brain health is paramount. Without a sound mind, we aren’t living whole. And this is one of our greatest fears! Yet, few of us know how to measure and improve our brain health.

When I took Dr. Daniel Amen’s Brain Fit Score, I was shocked to learn that I only scored 70 out of 100. And apparently, for better or worse, I have a brain type 9. Perhaps my low score was due to a concussion I had at age 12 when flying off an old race horse, or 10 years of tackle football compounded by those snowboarding backwards falls that seem to almost give me blackouts.

I obsess about my personal health data, measuring fasting blood sugar, blood ketones, sleep details, weight and resting heart rate each morning. I analyze the graphic fluctuations the way a Wall Street analyst studies stocks. My WKO4 Training Peaks cycling app has more measurements than we use to track climate change.

But what about my brain? I figure that a good diet, lots of rigorous HIIT workouts and my daily eight hours is enough. Perhaps you’re like me and take your most precious commodity for granted. Well, it’s time for us to WAKE UP and stop leaving brain health to autopilot.

I’m excited for you to meet Dr. Daniel Amen in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Join me in learning how to score and improve the health of our brains. Dr. Amen is the founder & CEO of Amen Clinics with over 25 years of operations, including more than 115,000 brain scans from 111 countries. He’s a trained psychiatrist and ten time New York Times bestselling author of 30 books, including Change your Brain, Change your Life.

To improving our brains!

David Gottfried
Host: Regen360 Podcast Show
Author: Explosion Green

PS: The mission of my Regen360 podcast show is to find active solutions that ignite progress and inspire transformation. Listen in and learn about how to improve your brain health with Dr. Daniel Amen. And if you’re digging my podcasts, please leave a review comment in iTunes and send me a note.

Episode 29 Dr. Srini Pillay

How we think is of the utmost. Yet we’re still in the infancy of learning about how our minds work.

Have you noticed that many of your best breakthroughs come when you’re not focusing on problem-solving and checking off boxes on your to-do list? Perhaps this occurred in the shower, or a slow hike in nature or while cooking or gardening. For me, I think I make more money from my bike riding than working at my desk.

I’m guilty of hyperfocus, tending towards OCD when I’m on the trail of completing an important task, solving a problem or incubating a new invention. Sometimes I wake up after obsessively walking or running down that path for a period of time and wonder where I’ve been. To my surprise that period of time can be an hour or two, but sometimes even a year or decade. Too much focus can not only blind us, but it also can take us astray from utilizing the broader talents and character of our full personalities and traits.

Dr. Srini Pillay, in his new book, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try [Unlock the power of the unfocused mind], dares us to tap into our ingenuity and brilliance. He shows us how to boost our creativity, master multitasking, getting unstuck and getting to greatness. It’s all in our minds but needs to be harnessed.

I’m excited for you to meet Dr. Srini Pillay in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. Our conversation is engaging, and flowing as we learn how our brains can boost productivity as we entertain allowing the unfocused to enter our daily lives.  He writes, “In truth, focus in isolation will actually work against you and disempower you.” Dr. Pillay has one of the most intriguing minds and personalities in my life, and I’m sure you’ll benefit from his erudition. He’s a Harvard trained psychiatrist and professor and an advisor to leading global organizations.

To opening up our minds to full potential!

David Gottfried

Episode 18 Rick Hanson

What is your most important organ that you take for granted?

We worry about our weight. Many of us stretch and do yoga for flexibility. We meditate for reducing stress. We try to limit carbs, sugar, and GMOs for our health…

But what about our brains?

In this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show we dive deep into our neural networks as we focus on how to heal and optimize our brains. My guest is Rick Hanson, Phd, author of several bestselling books including Buddha Brain and Hardwiring Happiness. He’s a Senior Fellow at U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

It’s time we let go out of our Stone Age brains. We’re no longer under threat of being eaten and can learn to take in the good and utilize plasticity to manifest a different path forward.


Learn more about Rick Hanson here!