You Are the Weaver of Your Own Brain Health
Everything you do and everything you experience affect the fabric of your brain and dictate your brain’s fate. What you eat, what you think, how well you sleep, how you feel emotionally, your level of physical activity, and how well the rest of the systems in your body function all affect your brain’s biology. Brain Weaver, the subject of our podcast today, written by physicians at the forefront of research in brain functioning, invites you to achieve optimal brain health by successfully weaving together a tapestry of your bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions. Basically, we’ll learn that there are quite a few other variables that we can bring to bear on our quest to create a better brain.
Daniel A. Monti, MD, MBA, is founding director and CEO of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and founding chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical College in Philadelphia. His research focuses on assessing promising mind-body interventions and brain mechanisms of stress and emotional regulation, and is coauthor of the popular book Tapestry of Health.
Andrew Newberg, MD, is the research director of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and a professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical College. He is the author of ten books, including the bestseller How God Changes Your Brain, a book I have used as an important resource for the last several years. Andy is regarded as one of the most influential neuroscientists working today.
The authors’ findings coincide with a decades-long surge in the public’s interest in whole-person treatments—body, mind, and spirit evidence-based integrative therapies that include pharmaceuticals, electromagnetics, nutrition, and meditation. Brain Weaver’s timeliness is all the more important now to address a new paradigm for post-pandemic wellness that emphasizes our individual and collective responsibility for proactive healthcare.