The Lucas Rockwood Show

Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of a heart-healthy diet, and most of us have heard of anti-cancer and other major disease-prevention diets. But what about eating foods to protect your brain? Neurodegenerative illnesses are the third biggest killer worldwide but we rarely focus on preventative care for the brain. My guest on this week’s podcast is a medical doctor and author whose work focuses on staving off and even preventing cognitive decline. 

Listen and learn:

  • How to choose foods that support a healthy brain
  • The benefits of neural protective fats
  • Why beans are often overlooked as a brain food
  • The complex dance between sleep, stress, exercises and diet

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Dr. Annie’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Annie is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist. Her recent work focuses on brain health, in particular the neural protective ability of food. She is the author of Brain Health Kitchen.

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Direct download: LRS_544_-_Eat_for_Your_Brain_with_Dr._Annie_Fenn.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CET

Tens of millions of people around the world are suffering linger, sometime debilitating symptoms from their past COVID infections. Symptoms range from POTs and hypocapnia to chronic fatigue and impaired lung function. As if that weren’t hard enough, since there is no historical precedents for this, most people are all alone in their healing journey. My guest on this week’s show nearly lost his life and has found his way back to health. 

Listen and learn: 

  • The importance of lean muscle while again
  • How human growth hormone peptides can accelerate post-operative and post-illness healing
  • How inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) can help you heal your respiratory system when perhaps exercise is not possible

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Oz Garcia’s Site

ABOUT OUT GUEST

Oz Garcia is an author and expert focused on anti-aging and nutrition. He’s the author of The Food Cure for Kids, The Balance, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever,
Redesigning 50: The No-Plastic-Surgery Guide to 21st-Century Age Defiance, and After COVID.

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Direct download: LRS_543_-_Long_COVID_Rebuilding_Your_Body_with_Dr._Oz_Garcia_2.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CET

If you regularly sleep less than six hours a night, you are four times more likely to catch  a cold than someone who sleeps longer. But you’re not alone. Around  30 percent of the population suffer from sleep problems of some type, which can affect everything from your mood and hormones, to your immunity and recovery time. This week we meet a psychiatrist and sleep expert who reveals the key to developing better sleep habits.

Listen and learn:

  • How fewer than six hours of sleep increases your likelihood of getting sick
  • How circadian rhythm and the homeostatic sleep drive affect your sleep
  • The effects of alcohol and cannabis on sleep
  • The common misuse of melatonin 

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Aric’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Aric Prather is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California. A licensed clinical psychiatrist and self-proclaimed sleep evangelist, he’s the author of the new book, The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest.

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Direct download: LRS_542_-_Better_Sleep_Better_Health_with_Aric_Prather_1.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am CET

Chronic pain can be debilitating, so we often look for ways to mask or medicate the symptoms. Unfortunately, the medical approach to pain management can sometimes lead to even worse problems. There is now a growing body of research showing the efficacy of mindfulness practices where you literally observe and accept your pain, rather than cover it up. It isn’t a panacea, but the clinical results are significant enough that mindfulness is now increasingly being integrated into hospital approaches. This week's guest is a medical doctor turned mindfulness teacher and trainer. 

Listen and learn:

  • How mindfulness can help you separate yourself from your pain
  • Why we tend to mask and medicate rather than confront pain challenges
  • The importance of natural, non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • How mindfulness can be practiced in a secular way or easily integrated into your existing faith

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Dr. Wolf’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Wolf started her career as a gynecologist in Berlin. She began studying and practicing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She later trained as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher and a MBSR teacher trainer. She is the author of two books: A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness and Outsmart Your Pain.

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Direct download: LRS_541_-_Mindfulness_for_Pain_Relief_with_Christiane_Wolf_MD_-_Copy.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:20pm CET

What would 2023 look like if it became your healthiest year ever? What would you need to add to your life? What might you consider reducing or removing? And the hardest question of all: which lifestyle obstacles and people could stop this from becoming a reality? On this week’s podcast, personal trainer and fitness coach, Kathleen Trotter, reveals all about how to find your fitness. 

Listen and learn: 

  • Why movement is non-negotiable, but how you move is up to you
  • Why self-love should be unconditional, but self-worth is earned
  • How to figure out which fitness race you’re actually competing in

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Kathleen’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Katthleen Trotter is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and fitness author. She has a background in exercise science and nutrition. 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:41am CET

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