It’s Thursday and that means another action-packed episode of the realest talk on the internet–Real Talk with Jimmy Moore and Dr. Will Cole. Today we talk about the intricate relationship between the gut and the brain.
“If there’s anything we want to impart to our listeners is ‘Take care of YOU.”
- Jimmy Moore
“A lot has changed in our diet, from disruption of the microbiome to the breakdown of nutrients in our food.”
- Dr. Will Cole
Today Jimmy and Will take a deep look at the fascinating connection between the brain and the gut. How can the brain possibly affect how our gut reacts, and how can the gut possibly have anything to do with mood and a sense of well being? Find out in this explosive special episode of REAL TALK!
It’s easy to take for granted what a brilliant biological machine the brain is. This amazing organ manages every aspect of your body — from your thoughts to your hormones, muscles and digestion.
Sadly, diseases of the brain are rampant in our society.
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that close to 20% of American adults currently suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. And the U.S shells out around $113 billion every year on mental health treatment. These figures don’t even factor in the cost of autoimmune brain problems like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and autism — which are affecting more people every year.
With an increasing number of brain health problems we have to ask: why? Functional medicine is concerned with investigating the root causes.
It’s Thursday and that means another action-packed episode of the realest talk on the internet–Real Talk with Jimmy Moore and Dr. Will Cole. Today we bring you a special interview with Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf.
“We have to start with diet and exercise, but we also have to prepare our minds for change. You can be mindful, but then what do you do?”
– Dr. Caroline Leaf
“It seems to me that some people are falling apart while some people rise above the daily struggles. I’m interested in the intersection of these things.”
– Jimmy Moore
“Dr. Leaf is doing amazing research in connecting the brain and the body.”
– Dr. Will Cole
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input.
During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her home country of South Africa and in the USA, she developed her theory (called the Geodesic Information Processing theory) of how we think, build memory, and learn, into tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias and mental ill-health issues like anxiety and depression. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace.
Listen in today to hear Dr. Leaf discuss the topic of toxic trauma and how these adverse effects can follow us throughout life and cause problems that might not be easy to pin down.
On today’s episode of REAL TALK, Jimmy and Dr. Cole are joined by Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison to talk about racial diversity and equality in the health and wellness community.
“If we want to build a society where we are truly equal, we have to be more brave and willing to make mistakes.”
– Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison
“It took someone that was willing to share with me in a way that non-confrontational to get me to see how my words were being taken the wrong way.”
– Jimmy Moore
“It’s interesting to me how many people are triggered by the words we choose.”
– Dr. Will Cole
As we continue this very important conversation about race relations in America, we invited Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison to talk about the need for diverse voices in the health and wellness space, and how we can all seek to understand each other to fully bring unity in our culture.
Dr. Kholi-Murchison is a writer, critical thinker, entrepreneur, and growth strategist with 10+ years experience defining brands and gathering and growing communities.
Sewn in Monrovia, Liberia, her roots have stretched themselves across the globe, taking necessary respites in North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Oakland, and for now, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Along her journey, she’s earned a B.A. in English Arts and Creative Writing, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Literatures in English, and merged her intellect, enterprise, and commitment to long-term equity in service to hundreds of creatives, entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits, and community-serving brands and corporate clients.