Talking Healthy Brain on the EatMoveLive52 Podcast
Last month I had the best time talking to Galina and Roland Denzel of the podcast EatMoveLive52 about my favorite topic: eating your way to a healthy brain. The hour flew by as we chatted about the work I’m doing here on Brain Health Kitchen, at Brain Works, and through my traveling cooking school. We cover a ton of information in a short time. What are my favorite brain foods? What cooking techniques are most healthful? Why does Alzheimer’s disease affect women more than men? It’s all in there. Want to listen? Here’s the download.
EatMoveLive52: All about nudging us to healthful living
Galina and Roland are health coaches based in Orange County, California. They founded EatMoveLive52 to help nudge us to achieve a more healthful life. Their website is packed with information about fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and great recipes. Their latest book — Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well: 52 ways to feel better in a week — has been on my bedside table for the last six months. I like to dip into it every day or so for cool tips about sleeping better, sitting less and cooking with whole foods. When I met up with the Denzel team last June at Move For Minds™, an Alzheimer’s awareness event I co-sponsored with Maria Shriver, I was immediately touched by their enthusiasm for health coaching. They asked me on the spot to be on their podcast, and here we are.
About Roland Denzel
A few fun facts about Roland: He lost 110 pounds in 2003 at the age of 35. Not only did he keep the weight off, he made it his life’s work to inspire others to lose weight and get fit. Like me, Roland is a coffee enthusiast. (We realllly love our coffee!) Roland is also a certified Precision Nutrition Coach, a certified kettleball training coach, and a very funny and sweet guy!
About Galina Denzel
A few fun facts about Galina: She writes extensively about the real food of her native Bulgaria. (Galina, please have these recipes translated into English for us!) She is a Restorative Exercise™Specialist who coaches clients online and in person in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. And, she is my favorite sort of foodie — someone who is bursting with common sense advice about how to eat delicious, nourishing, real food every day. Galina’s enthusiasm for health, food and fitness is infectious.
Galina and Roland co-authored five books, including The Real Food Reset, Man on Top, and — my favorite — Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well: 52 ways to feel better in a week. I love their science-based tips that nudge us closer to living a truly healthful life by making small, meaningful strides every day. I like to quote Roland (from the book) when I say: “Drink coffee, not too much, mostly black.”
My EatMoveLive52 Podcast debut
Here’s a few fun facts about recording our podcast: Galina and Roland were huddled in the closet of their California home to block out the street noise. Meanwhile, over in Wyoming, I was huddled in my cozy office while a herd of elk bugled outside my window. I was afraid that the rowdy, mating elk would drown me out. Once we got onto the topic of chickpea flour, I discovered that Roland does not love beans. (You may recall that chickpea flour is one of my favorite secret ingredients in the Brain Health Kitchen!) So I challenged Roland to make my cooking students’ most requested recipe: Chewy Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies — made with chickpea flour. You can find the recipe on their podcast page and soon up here on the Brain Health Kitchen. He promises to give those a try and report back!
More podcasts about food and brain health
You can subscribe to the EatMoveLive52 podcast on iTunes or a number of other podcast hosting services. Check out some of my favorite episodes from the archives: Sleep Smarter with Shawn Stevenson, Alzheimer’s, Sleep Apnea, Awards, and Be More Resilient with Jacqueline Saszi.
I just discovered Evolving Past Alzheimer’s, hosted by Cleveland Clinic physician Dr. Nate Bergman. He discusses all the latest science to prevent and treat dementia and Alzheimer’s. I love Kwik Brain with Jim Kwick (his real name), a guru in helping people optimize their brain function. Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger shares scientific studies about nutrition. Dr. Michael Greger is card-carrying vegan and a champion of plant-based eating for health. And the foodie in me loves tuning in to the Bon Appétit Foodcast, the Eater Upsell, and, for cookbook lovers, Eat Your Words.
My Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Debut: Talking Brain Works with Lori La Bey
Have you discovered Alzheimer’s Speaks with Lori La Bey? Earlier this year, Lori La Bey interviewed me and Dr. Martha Stearn, cognitive health specialist at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, about the Brain Works Dementia Prevention Program. With over 400 podcasts covering everything from caregiving (or care partnering, as she prefers to say) to coping with a diagnosis, Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is a treasure trove of information. You can listen to our discussion with Lori here.
What podcasts are you listening to?
I would love to learn what all of you are listening to out there in the world of food, brain health and Alzheimer’s prevention. Happy listening everyone!