The Model Health Show

Emerging science shows a strong connection between our brains and our gut, or the gut-brain axis. While you might think that these two organs have very different structures and functions, they actually have more in common than you’d think. The gut and the brain are connected by the vagus nerve and neurotransmitters, and our gut microbes can even communicate with our brains. 

When it comes to brain function and the science behind the gut-brain connection, Dr. Andrew Huberman is one of the world’s foremost experts. Dr. Huberman is a highly-regarded neuroscientist and tenured professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the director of Huberman Lab at Stanford, and the host of the Huberman Lab Podcast. 

In part two of this interview series, Dr. Huberman is sharing his expertise on the numerous benefits that fasting can have on the brain and the neurobiology behind overeating, hyper-palatable foods, and obesity. You’re also going to learn about the gut-brain axis, the glymphatic system, and the role that stress plays in the brain, and so much more. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The many benefits of time-restricted feeding. 
  • How fasting can create harmony in your brain’s reward pathways.
  • The ideal eating window for intermittent fasting.
  • Why being inconsistent with fasting is like having jet lag.
  • What you can learn from your own resistance. 
  • How dopamine works. 
  • What the gut-brain axis is, and how the neurons in those systems communicate.
  • Why hidden sugars encourage overeating. 
  • Three things you can do to improve your gut-brain axis. 
  • What micro addictions are. 
  • The benefits of eating 2-4 servings of low sugar fermented food per day.
  • Why sleep and microbiome are two main pillars of health.
  • How inflammation in the brain is unlike other types of inflammation.
  • What the glymphatic system is and how to support it.
  • The clinical definition of insomnia. 
  • Why mouth breathing is detrimental to your well-being.
  • The link between cortisol levels and immune health.
  • How to determine the difference between short-term stress and long-term stress. 
  • What a psychogenic fever is. 

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