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Braincare podcast is a series dedicated to helping you care for your most important organ. You'll learn about how to optimise your brain health and mental well-being through a series of bitesize interviews with the world's leading scientists and experts. Host, Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of brain care company, Heights, interviews guests ranging from celebrities like Stephen Fry and Jay Shetty, to neuroscientists Dr Tara Swart and Professor Sophie Scott, and brilliant doctors like Rangan Chatterjee and Daniel Amen, and many more. You'll leave each episode feeling inspired, empowered, and armed with tools to help you take care of your brain and reach your heights, whatever they might be. You can learn more about Heights @yourheights and http://www.yourheights.com and Dan @danmurrayserter on social media. You can also receive an exclusive £10 off a quarterly subscription (how long science says it takes to feel the benefits) at Heights with the code 'workingin' ♥️ Your brain impacts every aspect of your life; from focus and performance to energy and sleep. Are you taking care of it? Check for free in just 4 minutes with our brain health assessment: yourheights.com/brainhealth

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Dr. Daniel Amen knows just how powerful a healthy brain is. As one of the world's best-known psychologists and authors at the intersection between neuroscience and psychology, he's performed an enormous amount of brain scans to understand what's going on in our heads during our most challenging moments. Today Dr Daniel Amen shares his insights on overcoming anxiety, trauma, and grief. We discuss the very real implications of stress on our brain function and why good brain hygiene is imperative. Plus, Dr Daniel Amen shares actionable practices to combat anxiety that you can start! We talk about: What is brain reserve? Your brain during the pandemic Habits and practices for overcoming anxiety How can a healthy brain help you to withstand stress? PTSD and post-traumatic growth The power of diaphragmatic breathing The first steps for coming to terms with grief
Stephen Fry is regarded as one of the UK's brightest brains. He's a prolific writer and actor who can apply his shrewd analysis and razor-sharp wit to just about any subject. So how does he keep his mind curious?  On today's encore episode of the Braincare Podcast, Stephen shares his thoughts on intelligence of every shade - cognitive, mathematical, poetic - down to the very tautology of the word, and where he falls on the nature-nurture divide.  We talk about: Whether upbringing shapes our future intelligence  The difference between intelligence and wisdom The privilege of not-knowing and the Dunning–Kruger effect How our attitude to learning can impact our intelligence
Gemma Styles, writer, influencer, and podcast host of Good Influence, returns for our season finale to discuss dealing with mental health as an influencer. Today, Gemma shares how social media impacts her mental health by her followers and competing with herself online. We discuss how to approach influencers online, curate healthy feeds, and what to look for in your social media experience. This episode closes out Season 1 of the Braincare Podcast. We'll be returning with brand new episodes in January. Can't wait until next year? We'll be releasing encore episodes of our favourite guests from the season during the month of December. Thank you for listening, sharing and supporting our episodes! We can't wait to bring you more soon. We talk about: Followers impacting mental health Competing with yourself online Dealing with negativity online How to approach influencers online Advice to people who follow influencers
Gemma Styles, writer, influencer, and podcast host of Good Influence, join us today to chat about managing media and mental health as someone who has to be present online. Styles shares how she approaches and consumes media while protecting her mental health. We discuss mental health awareness, managing her life as an influencer, and how family and friends help with her mental health. We talk about: Gemma approaches media and protecting her mental health Managing life as an influencer Consuming mental illnesses on social media When Gemma became aware of mental health Mental health awareness Dealing with mental health and family/friends
Ambar Driscoll, former model, influencer, and creator of the Bamby Collective, returns to talk about body positivity and eating disorders. Today, Ambar shares her experience with eating disorders and what she did to combat her health issues. We discuss how social media can influence body image, healthy fitness, and tips on how to have body positivity. We talk about: Where did Ambar’s eating disorder start Opening up about eating disorders Social media influences How to manage your inner voice around body positivity Fitness
Ambar Driscoll, former model, influencer and the creator of Bamby Collective, joins us today to discuss her mental health journey and why she chose to use her Instagram platform to advocate for it. Today, Ambar shares why she left modelling and her impact on sharing her mental health with her social media audience. We discuss meditation, books she enjoys reading for mental health and tips to keep your mental health and check. We talk about: Ambar’s mental health journey Why Ambar started influencing mental health Ambar’s experience of sharing her mental health on social media Ambar’s tips for keeping mental health in check Meditation Why Ambar left modeling
James Routledge, author of Mental Health at Work and founder of Sanctus - a purpose-driven organization with a mission to change the perceptions around mental health - returns to chat about his book. Routledge shares why we should be more comfortable talking about mental health at work. We discuss why Routledge wrote his book, how to practically start talking about mental health at work and list a few tips on how to deal with mental health in the workplace. We talk about: Who is Routledge’s book for What triggered Routledge to write his book Routledge’s imposter syndrome How Routledge finds the will to write How to practically take steps talking about mental health at work Tips for people struggling with mental health at work
James Routledge, author of Mental Health at Work and founder of Sanctus - a purpose-driven organization with a mission to change the perceptions around mental health - joins us today to discuss mental health coaching. Stemming from his personal mental health journey, Routledge found mental health coaching was a better place to start for him before diving into therapy. We chat about what is mental health coaching, the Sanctus approach and why people should consider it. We talk about: Routledge’s mental health journey and starting Sanctus How Sanctus contributes to mental health The Sanctus approach Mental health coaching What braincare means to Routledge
Chris Bailey, productivity expert and author of Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction, returns to chat about how to actively become productive. Today, Bailey shares how to measure the quality of attention we're giving to our productivity and how to improve our ability to focus. We discuss attention and technology, flow state, hyperfocus and scatter focus. We talk about: What inspired Bailey to write Hyperfocus How to measure the quality of attention that goes into our productivity Variables for determining the quality of our overall attention Attention and technology Flow state and hyperfocus Scatter focus / deliberate mind-wandering Tips on how to improve your ability to focus
Chris Bailey, productivity expert and author of The Productivity Project, joins us to chat about what productivity is and how we can become the most productive. Today, Bailey shares his journey into studying productivity and what causes us not to be the most productive. We discuss attention spans, novelty bias, and how technology affects our productivity. We talk about: How Bailey got into studying productivity Bailey’s experiments What is productivity Attention span Attention and technology How to avoid novelty bias
Ed Cunningham, A Need to Read podcast host, returns to share his mental health journey and how books played a part. Today, we discuss how Cunningham started working on his mental health, the stigma behind men and mental health, and Cunningham's tips to manage it. We talk about: How did Cunningham start his mental health journey The stigma around men’s mental health When is it appropriate to dump your issues onto people What does braincare mean to Cunningham Journaling Top tips for managing mental health
A Need to Read podcast host Ed Cunningham joins the show to discuss mental health books and why reading them is so important. Cunningham, a podcaster who talks all about honest and engaging book reviews, shares his favourite books and why they've inspired him. Today, we discuss Cunningham's top mental health books. He shares why they're so important and gives insight on why you should add them to your reading list. We talk about: How to remember what you read What Cunningham likes to read What mental health books have inspired Cunningham
In today's episode, we're diving into gratitude journaling. You've probably heard Dan mention gratitude journaling in the past as it is something he does for his braincare. Well, exciting news: Dan and the Heights team have made a way for everyone to start journaling! In honour of World Mental Health Day, Heights has released their second product, The Braincare Journal. Backed by a community of incredible scientific and well-being experts, this journal makes the practice of gratitude journaling very easy. We discuss what is gratitude, why you should start journaling and its benefits. If you'd like to get your hands on The Braincare Journal, visit BraincareJournal.com. We talk about: What is gratitude Why you should journal What is gratitude journaling Benefits of gratitude journaling Dan’s journaling journey How to get started journaling
Tabbie Megan, the founder of the Love Your Mind Online app, joins the show to discuss her vision to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Today, Megan shares three ways her app is advocating for changing that stigma. We discuss what the app offers, Tabbie's personal experience with mental health, and ways to start working on brain care. We talk about: What is Love Your Mind Online Love Your Mind Online’s vision to end the stigma of mental health About the Love Your Mind Online app Tabbie's experience with mental health How Tabbie practices brain care Why Tabbie started taking Heights
Jacqueline Lauren, founder and CEO of Lenslife Technologies, joins us to discuss how Heights has impacted her brain health and helps combat her anxiety as she runs her start-up business. Lauren shares her journey with anxiety starting at a young age and how Heights has become her go-to for brain health. We chat about managing anxiety, founder well-being, advice for people who have the same struggles as Lauren and what Lauren has learned from taking Heights supplements. We talk about: What kicked off Lauren’s brain care journey The role brain care has played in Lauren’s life Founder well-being Challenges of brain care and well-being Advice for people struggling with anxiety What Lauren has learned from taking Heights
Michele Rosenthal, award-winning trauma and PTSD blogger, author and trauma recovery specialist, joins us to discuss what PTSD is and how it stems from trauma. Today, Rosenthal shares what got her into trauma recovery and ways we can start healing from it. We discuss symptoms of PTSD, little and big T trauma, and PTSD treatment. We talk about: Rosenthal’s trauma experience What is PTSD What is trauma Symptoms of PTSD Trauma recovery People avoiding PTSD treatment
Master of habits, James Clear, returns to talk about how businesses and people can develop good work-life habits. Today, Clear discusses good and bad habits of leaders and shares tools anyone can use to start developing great habits to help manage life. We discuss the habit of refinement, the two-minute rule, and why habits create freedom, not restriction. We talk about: Good habits of leaders Habit of refinement Bad habits of leaders The most important habit to sustain a healthy mindset The two minute rule How not to restrict your life based on habits
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, joins us today to discuss how your environment can affect your habits. Using his personal experiences of working towards developing good habits, Clear has become the master of demonstrating what best practices look like and how that impact can impact your future. Today, Clear shares how our habits are developed through our home and social environments. We discuss how Covid-19 has affected our habits, why you should choose the right social settings and ways to start having healthy habits. We talk about: Why James Clear is the habits guy How the concept of our habits have changed since Covid-19 How your environment affects your habits How social environments shape habits Most powerful habits James Clear has integrated into his life
Dr Mindy Pelz, best-selling author, holistic health and fasting expert, and popular YouTuber and podcaster, returns to talk about the benefits of fasting for brain health. Today, Pelz shares what fasting can look like for people and why it's so effective to the mind and body. We discuss how long should you fast, fasting challenges for men and women, and how to start fasting to reap its physical and mental benefits. We talk about: What is intermittent fasting What happens to the body the longer you fast How long can you fast When you shouldn’t fast How to start intermittent fasting Benefits of fasting for brain health
Dr Mindy Pelz, best-selling author, holistic health and fasting expert, and popular YouTuber and podcaster, join us to discuss menopause and how to adapt to a lifestyle that will help manage it in the modern world. Today, Pelz shares her experience with menopause and why she's directed her career to help women overcome it. We discuss what causes menopause, how sex hormones affect our moods, symptoms, and tips to manage it. We talk about: How menopause affects everyone What causes menopause How sex hormones affect moods 3 labels for menopause Menopause symptoms Tips to manage menopause
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Comments (9)

Dan Hunt

Very dissapointing. Instead of the natural ebb and flow of a conversation this is just disconnected, out of context soundbites interupted with bad generic music. What a waste of an amazing guest.

Jul 29th
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Mostafa Hasanzadeh

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Apr 27th
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Sarah Goss

I am a vegan of 10 + years and do take supplements and have done since being pregnant with my first child 9 years ago. However in my experience most vegans I know do take supplements but they also have the healthiest diets of all my friends and much healthier than my non vegan friends. My point is that I think supplements are a good idea for everyone these days, not just for vegans. I know several people who have been off work for months due to b12 deficiency and none of them were vegan.

Feb 1st
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Katy Hutton-Attenborough

My favorite, feel-good and informative podcast ever! All the guests are amazing and Dan is the best narrator.

Jan 30th
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Stu Cook

Any problem we face is nothing more than an opportunity to learn.

Dec 22nd
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Vyncent Brett

This is great, colour colour fibre.... Any tips on how I can get tested for malnutrition, I don't think the test available on the NHS are adequate when it comes to diet

Dec 22nd
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Vyncent Brett

Thank you, I found these first two episonds to be insightful and assuring, in a world that appears on the outside to either not care or know when those that need help relating to topics like these are in need of help....

Dec 21st
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Lina Valencia Shaw

Excelente topic

Dec 11th
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Glennis Samuelson

Too many ads, so I didn't listen to the podcast.

Dec 4th
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