DiscoverBioCurious85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter
85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

Update: 2021-03-03


In this episode, you will learn about the difference between the mind vs the brain and how to detox them, how you can train your brain to make better decisions, how our brains and bodies are programmed. Austin Perlmutter, M.D. is an internal medicine physician & NYT best-selling author who works to help people realize better physical and mental health.
This episode explores what the brain and the mind are, and how we can use them to make better decisions. Austin and Kayla talk about changing your decisions for the better, and the importance of taking control of your health. They go over why you need to take a proactive approach to your health, and the situations surrounding decision-making. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with ways to optimize your mind and brain.
If you’re looking to train your brain to make better decisions, this episode is a great place to start!
Austin Perlmutter, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times best-selling author. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His focus is in helping others to improve decision-making and quality of life. He is also interested in methods of understanding and reducing burnout in the medical field. He is the co-author of Brain Wash. He writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain.
06:05 — The Brain vs The Mind
Why they are two separate entities
Mind: the filter that paints our human experience
Brain: physical construct
Mind + Brain = the human operating system
14:13 — Detoxing the Mind & Brain
How to detox for health optimization
Looking at the way we make choices
How we can start wiring our brain for better health
Understand why the brain prevents us from helping ourselves
Redefining good & bad decisions
23:07 — Helping People Act on Their Own Decisions
Setting up your brain for better decision making
Variables involved with our decision making
Analyzing previous choices & the situations surrounding them
Turning to curiosity instead of blame
Setting up a protocol to change those variables
30:22 — Programming Our Brains & Bodies
How our decision-making changes throughout our lives
3 Systems: Immune, stress, and gut pathways
Bidirectional feedback system
45:33 — Live Audience Q&A
Best way to teach the unconscious mind how to learn
Books: Tiny Habits, Good Habits Bad Habits, The Power of Habit
How people can engage with health care professionals
Nudging the healthcare system to a proactive approach
Keeping up to date information
Connect with Dr. Austin Perlmutter:
Book: Brain Wash
Podcast: Get The STUCK Out
Instagram: Austin Perlmutter
Connect with Kayla:
Social media: @biocurious_kayla


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85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

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