What has a bigger impact on our brain health, genetics, or environment? And if we can’t change our genetics, can we change our environment to improve our brain health?
Dr. Teryn Clarke, a board-certified neurologist with a primary focus on memory and cognitive health, rejoins us on the show to talk about how we can optimize our brain health. As Dr. Clarke puts it, genetics may load the gun, but our environment pulls the trigger when it comes to having a healthy brain.
Throughout our conversation, Dr. Clarke focused on three specific steps we could take within our environments to help optimize our brain health, especially regarding cognitive declines such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and migraines.
Regarding migraines, Dr. Clarke is a huge proponent of charting your frequency, severity, and triggers on paper, which can help provide clues and data on how to control your migraines better.
Dr. Clarke points out the benefits of natural alternatives to manufactured medicines that can help improve our brain health. Alternatives include specific vitamins and melatonin, not to mention proper exercise and diet. All of which lend themselves to building healthy habits that help us sustain positive health benefits.
Please enjoy my conversation with Dr. Teryn Clarke.
Resources Featured in This Episode:
James Clear – Building Habits