Brain Health Matters

Brain Health Matters

Join Brain Health Coach and Vegan Nutritionist Kate Kunkel for fun, frank, and information packed conversations with experts in the field of brain health. Every two 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.

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September 13, 2022 33 min

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 https://brainhealthmatters.buzzsprout.com/ to ensure that you get all of the latest episodes...

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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 aromatherapy for heal...

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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.

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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 9, 2022 30 min

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 2, 2022 40 min

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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In this episode of Brain Health Matters, Amen Certified Brain Health Professional Kate Kunkel shares some of the latest important research on risk factors for dementia and other brain disorders including dementia and anxiety.

Knowledge is power, and Kate has given you several powerful steps based on this research to help you protect your health and lower your chances of developing cognitive decline.

You can follow up on this research...

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Dr. Tanya English has been working for 30 years in the healing field, first as a massage therapist, then as a chiropractor and energy healer. Dr. English has been inspired by the idea that we have been born with power to heal but people have not been shown how this works in real life.

In this episode of Brain Health Matters with Kate Kunkel, Dr. English helps us understand how to tap into our own inner knowing to heal ourselves body...

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This week, Kate Kunkel guides you through what she calls the “minefield” of nutritional supplements by sharing gems of information released in the recently broadcast docu-series, “Supplements Revealed”.

Remember, supplements are just that – supplemental to your diet. And the steps you need to take before you begin supplementing are important. Kate lays them all out for you here.

Experts referred to in the podcast:

Dr. Edward F. Group ...

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Marita Rahlenbeck is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury and helps others struggling to regain what was lost after an injury of this magnitude. She is a dedicated advocate for living a holistic lifestyle and loves to teach about clean eating/living and how to use essential oils holistically for optimal mind, body, soul health.

Like so many other survivors of a TBI, Marita found it necessary to go outside the allopathic medical wo...

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Dr. Thomas Lewis is a medical scientist with advanced degrees from MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health. He has developed novel algorithms to predict and measure chronic diseases with an emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases. He uses a combination of risk assessments, biomarkers and pathology testing, using mainly the eye as a canary in the coal mine to determine where you lie on the health disease continuum.

 He joins Kate ...

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Our guest this week, Dr. Felice Gersh, explains how our hormones, what we eat, and how we sleep make a difference.

PLUS – what is the real danger in taking birth control pills and what about soy?

 Dr. Gersh received her medical degree from USC School of Medicine and then studied obstetrics and gynecology at the Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. After graduating, she launched a private practice founded in her passionate belief in holist...

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Despite popular wisdom saying it is impossible to turn it around and the failure of allopathic medicine to do anything but throw drugs at the problem, dementia, including the Alzheimer’s form, is reversible.

 This week’s guest, Dr. Heather Sandison, is a Naturopathic doctor who specializes in neurocognitive medicine and neurohacking. She has been trained by Dr. Dale Bredesen, and works every day to not only treat those afflicted wit...

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Some of the points Dr. Saunders shared with Kate: 

1:40 - How the seeds of Alzheimer's are planted in childhood
3:03 - How underdeveloped or misshapen jaws can be formed
4:53 - A special resource Dr. Saunders has made available for parents to understand and get ahead of the risk for their kids: A special resource Dr. Saunders has made available for parents to understand and get ahead of the risk for their kids: https://www.healt...

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May 24, 2022 28 min

Dr. Alissa Wolfe is a doctor of physical therapy and chronic pain specialist who got out of the clinical setting to better help people with chronic pain.

She helps people beat it by retraining the nervous system with strategies based on neuroscience .

In this week’s episode of Brain Health Matters, Alissa shared some important insights into the ways our brain and central nervous system are impacted by chronic pain, and how you can ov...

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May 17, 2022 25 min

Once you realize the devastating effects toxins of any kind can have on your brain, it’s easy to see why it’s so important to be aware of everything you put in and on your body and in your home.

Amen University Curriculum Director and Functional Medicine Coach Fallon Jordan shared with Kate Kunkel how a toxic brain looks, how mold, artificial scents, antiperspirants and household cleaners can wreak havoc on your overall health, your...

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Taylor Chastain Griffin joined Kate Kunkel on Brain Health Matters to explore the many ways that animals can help us improve body, mind, and spirit.

Taylor is Executive Director of the Association for Animal-Assisted Intervention Professionals. With her doctorate in research psychology focusing on the human-animal bond, Taylor is passionate about bolstering pet therapy with empirical investigation. Taylor is also a dog trainer and ...

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Let us count the ways that sugar can disrupt your health and your brain.

In a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s, 1000 seniors who were studied. Those with the highest intake of carbos and processed foods and sugars were 89% more likely to have cognitive decline. The more sugar they ate, the higher their likelihood of developing dementia. Those who ate the lowest amount of sugar and highest amount of healthy fats had a REDUCTION in...

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Dr. Larry Rosen is Past Chair and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist with specialties in generational differences, parenting, child and adolescent development, and educational psychology, and is recognized as an international expert in the Psychology of Technology.

He is co-author with Adam Gazzaley of “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World 
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