How To Have A Healthy Brain: According To A Harvard Neurology Professor

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi discusses inflammation, microbiomes, and staying energetic as we age.

 
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In effect, your brain brings you your world. But you have the power to determine the world your brain brings you.
— Dr. Rudolph Tanzi Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi and Deepak Chopra recently published their third book called The Healing Self, and just the act of reading it feels like self-care. 

Their other two books, Super Brain and Super Genes, are about maximizing the potential already found in our minds and bodies. Tanzi and Chopra take that theory even further in The Healing Self, by encouraging a holistic approach to immunity. In this new goop interview, Dr. Tanzi talks about the research that inspired their new book, whether or not we can really control our brains, and the number one thing that goes wrong when we age: inflammation.

Read The Full Interview: “Rewire Your Head, Change Your World"

You can try to hit all the pathologies of aging, like inflammation, with lifestyle. But there’s no clear lifestyle way to hit energy, other than replenishing some of the natural molecules in the body that help provide energy.
— Dr. Rudolph Tanzi Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

 
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Rudolph Tanzi, PhD is the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and vice-chair of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Neurology Department. His Alzheimer’s work landed him on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. As a proud vegetarian, he developed ways of studying Alzheimer’s disease without relying on mouse models. He currently lives in Boston where he continues to research, teach, and serve on a number of boards dedicated to healthy aging, including the ChromaDex Scientific Advisory Board.

 

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