Dr Eric Hansen is the Founder of Brain and Body Health, a multi disciplinary clinic in Sydney where the goal is to help people get answers for what is going on and why. Eric interviews other practitioners and leaders in their fields in topics ranging from gluten sensitivity to brain inflammation to fasting to training and exercise. If one person listens to this and gets direction for what is going on with them and gets healthier because of it then mission accomplished.
BBHT 27: Boosting mitochondrial health to help…everything
36:19Mitochondria are the power factory for your cells. Just like any engine the fuel we feed it and the way we drive it has an impact on how well the mitochondria do their job. In this podcast Scott from Optimal Life and I talk through what poor mitochondrial health looks like and what can be done about it. Enjoy
BBHT 26: How your DNA impacts inflammation
40:20Knowing is half the battle. Some people have DNA that makes them great distance athletes, others have genes for short term memory. Some of us have genes that make us prone to inflammation. Being aware of what your genetic weaknesses has been a huge asset for me personally when trying to get over autoimmune issues. Scott Wustenberg
BBHT 25: Breathing, boobs and jaw problems
38:31It turns out that we are coverd in bugs/ bacteria. Skin is the big one most people are aware of and a few have read into the gut microbiome and the impact an imbalance in your guts can have on your health. One microbiome that Scott Wustenberg from Optimal life and I were oblivious to was the microbiome in breast tissue! In todays talk Scott and I talk about the microbiome in breast tissue and what an imbalance there can do to your health and the health of any babies currently breastfeeding off said boob. We also run through the neurology of jaw problems and talk about how stress can have a huge impact on the mechanics of how your jaw moves and also how a jaw movement problem can impact your stress! (chicken and the egg scenario). To finish any good conversation that includes stress we talk about breathing...because its important to breathe...really important.
BBHT 24: Anti-aging and mitochondrial health
45:29This one was fascinating. Scott Wustenberg from Optimal Life said 'mitochondrial leakage' in a conversation and it was something I had never heard before, so we made a podcast about it. It turns out that a consequence of over eating and under exercising, essentially not buring off excess calories, will damage your mitochondria (the part of each cell that produces energy) and over time the constant energy leakage will cause the mitochondria to breakdown faster than it should. Mitochondria are pretty much the main thing keeping us alive, anything we can do to optimise our mitochondrial health will result in better energy levels and a longer life. In the podcast Scott and I talk through a range of techniques that have been shown to help with mitochondrial health. Enjoy
BBHT 22: Anxiety and what to do about it
52:14Anxiety is horrible. If you have it or know someone who has it you have seen exactly how horrible. There are many different causes for anxiety, Scott from Optimal life and I go through the neurology, biochemisty and metabolic components of anxiety and run through some simple research backed approaches that have helped our patients in the past. Please note that neither Scott or myself are psychologists and that the biopsychosocial component to stress and anxiety is a major component and should be managed by a psychologist. We are presenting the neuro-mechanics and biochemisty of anxiety and what can be done to help those components. If you have any questions please click the link above to get in touch with Scott or contact me at [email protected]
BBHT 21: Brett Jarosz, pre and post hip surgery
56:56Brett Jarosz from Optimize Sports Chiropractic joins Scott Wustenberg from Optimal life Chiropractic and Eric Hansen from Brain and Body Health to talk about everything Brett went through pre and post a recent hip replacement. The imortance of a multi-modal collaborative approach is critical in the rehab world. Brett, being one of the top clinicians for musculoskeletal rehab in Australia runs us through what rehab stratergies he went through before and after surgery and explains some of the core concepts behind his decision making. Scott weighs in on what could be done from a nutritional/ metabolic approach to promote optimal healing. I am also there, making the occasional 'hmm' or 'ahh' so that you know I'm still in the room. Nutrition, Functional Neuro-Ortho rehabilitation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cryosauna therapy and more. Enjoy.
BBHT 20: Neurology of meltdowns, napping and preventing dementia
39:38BrainYour brain is a marvelous machine! Even when you are having a meltdown or throwing a tantrum. Knowing is half the battle and if you understand the neurology behind losing control then you can use a bunch of "brain hacks" to regain control over your brain. In todays podcast Scott Wustenberg from Optimal life and I talk through a few brain tips on how to regain control over a meltdown. We also answer the age old question of what is the best nap duration to have during the day (its 40min if you couldn't be bothered listening). Finally we talk about what long term stratergies you can take to proling brain health and minimise the chance of dementia later in life.
BBHT 19: How to sleep better
41:03Sleep is vital for several reasons. Firstly, during the initial 2-3 sleep cycles your body repairs the damage done that day. Stress, poor eating, exercise causing muscle micro tears all require recovery, if you are not sleeping well the repair phase for your body will not be as effective. What we also know now is that in the later sleep cycles our brian gets detoxed. The metabolic load of what you went through during the day is cleaned up through your glymphatic system. This is also when your brain produces the neurotransmitters it will need for tomorrow as well as converting short term memories in to long term memories. Poor sleep habits will have a significant impact on your brain and body health long term, which is why it is vitally important to know what you can do to sleep better. Scott Wustenberg from Optimal life and I talk all about poor sleep and what to do to get effective sleep. Enjoy