Brain Health Matters

Brain Health Matters

Join Vegan nutritionist, Apollo ReCode Coach and Amen Certified Brain Trainer Kate Kunkel for fun, frank, and information-packed conversations with experts in the field of brain health. Kate and her guests offer valuable, practical information and inspiration to help you make the best choices to create a better brain for a better life.


December 28, 2023 44 mins

We’re honored and delighted to have Dr. Akil Taher, who has done everything from triathlons to skydiving, hang gliding and scuba diving. He did all of this AFTER going through open-heart surgery at age 61.

Since heart disease is one of the major risk factors that can contribute to the likelihood of developing dementia, I just had to invite him to share his story of plant-powered transformation. 

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This week, Kate Kunkel interviews Dr. Nafisa Sekandari, a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in anxiety based disorders.

Since mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, are well-known risk factors for dementia, this week’s discussion with Dr. Nafisa Sekandari, licensed clinical psychologist, is very important when considering your brain health.

We know that medications prescribed for mental...

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November 30, 2023 42 mins

There are so many ways that being connected to the earth can help improve your sleep, your creativity, and especially your brain health.

This week's guest on Brain Health Matters is Dr. Laura Koniver, the Intuition Physician, and she shares many important ways that we can improve our overall health and of course our brains, simply by making that all-important connection to the earth. 
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Dr. Heather Sandison is a naturopathic doctor who has dedicated her career to supporting those suffering with dementia. She has created unique, successful solutions for patients and caregivers using clinical, residential, research and educational platforms.

Because we are both determined to make dementia rare and optional, I am excited to have her back on the show to shatter common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s and shar...

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November 2, 2023 37 mins

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This week's episode: 

Dr. Beverly Yates is an internationally accl...

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This week's gust is Kim Murphy, a certified Plant-Based Health Coach and the founder of Simply Plant Based Kitchen and an Amazon best-selling author of her new book, Plant Powered.

She was inspired to start a whole food plant based lifestyle to improve her own health after she lost her Dad to Alzheimer’s. 

Kim started her business,  Simply Plant Based Kitchen, because she wanted to help busy & overwhelm...

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This week’s inspiring interview was with plant-based dietician Juliana Hever.  chatted about what it means to have a healthy weight and how to achieve that. But you may be wondering why that is so important for the brain?
Well, studies have shown that, a high BMI, or Body mass index, which is our weight-to-height ratio, is linked to slightly lower brain volumes. That’s one issue, but more concerning for many people as we ...

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Want more strength? Want more brainpower? Want to feel more alive? Want to banish depression and/or brain fog?

Then you need to watch this episode of Brain Health Matters, because Kate Kunkel's guest, Erik LeHane, is a dedicated physical therapist who has devoted his life to helping active seniors STAY active and healthy.

As the visionary founder of the Gaitway Group, Erik has established an exclusive practic...

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Welcome to Brain Health matters – I just KNOW you are going to love this interview this week.

Kathy Fester, a long-time music educator and advocate joined me to talk about the importance of music education and music engagement at ALL ages. Her enthusiasm and sheer joy made this one of my favorite interviews of all time.

Whether you’re a parent trying to decide if it’s worthwhile to spend money on music lessons, or a senior struggling...

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Hello and welcome to Brain Health Matters, a series of courses, programs and podcasts designed to help you become healthier so your brain can become happier and stronger.

In this week's podcast with host Kate Kunkel, we explore the the importance of a positive attitude and the many ways a healthier brain can give us a better career and, of course, a better life. You won't want to miss this beautiful conversation...

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In this week's episode, Kate Kunkel shares the latest research that reveals why all those expensive Alzheimer's drugs are failures, and demonstrates the link between our immune system and Alzheimer's.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease or dementia, this is an especially important episode.

The research that Kate shares in this episode can be found HERE

To catch all the previous is...

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October 12, 2022 31 mins

Memory Expert Rena Yudkowsky joined Kate Kunkel on Brain Health Matters to share her short and easy tips and tricks to improve your memory.

Some highlights of the show:

2:13 How memory works
6:15 You can remember people's names!
16:44 Using all of your senses to remember keys, glasses, if you locked the door, etc.
18:00 The importance of being mindful
21:05 Self down affects  your memory - BELIEVE in yourself to ...

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In this touching story of overcoming pain and reading disability, Trent McEntire shares how he used his own pain to help others regain their mobility and quality of life.

Trent joined Kate Kunkel on this episode of Brain Health Matters to share the connections between our brains and what and how we see.

Some highlights of the show:

4:04 At 19, Trent learned that he had cerebral palsy and how he overcame t...

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September 14, 2022 33 mins

For season two we will be releasing a new episode every two weeks so that your host, Kate Kunkel, can focus on treating the many clients who are seeking help to improve their brains, and to complete her latest book, The Mindful Brain.

So be sure to subscribe to Brain Health Matters right here on YouTube or on your favorite podcast service at to ensure that you get all of the lates...

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Welcome to Brain Health Matters with Kate Kunkel, a podcast dedicated to helping you connect with the people and resources that will help you improve your memory, boost your brain, and reduce the risk of developing dementia.

Be sure to subscribe on YouTube or your favorite Podcast service to have access as soon as each episode is released.

In this week’s episode, Amy Galper joins us to share the amazing power of aromatherap...

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Brain Health Matters is a podcast dedicated to helping you connect with the people and resources that will help you improve your memory, boost your brain, and reduce the risk of developing dementia. From time to time, we invite guests on the show who have an uncommon or controversial topic. Please note that the opinions of guests on the show do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the host or Brain Health Matters.

Disclaimer: The...

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Welcome to Brain Health Matters, a podcast dedicated to helping you connect with the people and resources that will help you improve your memory, boost your brain, and reduce the risk of developing dementia.

This week, we tackle mold, parasites, and toxins and learn many ways to turn off their threats to the health of our brains. If you’ve ever struggled with mysterious symptoms that have been dismissed, or all recommended treatment...

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August 10, 2022 30 mins

Welcome to Brain Health Matters, a podcast dedicated to helping you connect with the people and resources that will help you improve your memory, boost your brain, and reduce the risk of developing dementia.

 This week, Christopher Manning, the Mindfulness Man, joins Kate Kunkel to share the many ways that meditation can help us concentrate, learn, and deal with stress.

 Some highlights of the interview:

2:31 Do you have to sit cross-...

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August 3, 2022 40 mins

Welcome to Brain Health Matters, a podcast dedicated to helping you connect with the people and resources that will help you improve your memory, boost your brain, and reduce the risk of developing dementia.

This week’s very special guest is Craig Goldberg. Craig is the president and co-founder of Inharmony Interactive, a company dedicated to creating VAT technology that enables us to experience sound and frequencies in a unique and...

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This week on Brain Health Matters, Kate Kunkel interviews Dr. Bonnie J. Kaplan. She is a Professor Emerita in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Kaplan’s interest in the biological basis of behavior led to postdoctoral training and then faculty research in neurophysiology. She has published widely on the biological basis of developmental disorders and mental health, especially the co...

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