Today Jill Lane talks about the effects of calorie restriction on the brain and Dr. Jonathan Avery talks about long term addiction treatment.
The science on the effects of calorie restriction is not conclusive, but it is being studied. Today Jill Lane talks with us about how calorie restriction can effect the brain, among other things. When you feed your body well, you perform well. That sounds simple, right? But in all actuality, the quality of our food has been compromised tremendously and we are eating a lot of empty calories. We are not feeding our bodies or our brains well at all. Caloric restriction can help with things like: body weight, inflammation, insulin levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. But when you reduce the number of calories, you have to be sure you are still giving your brain the things it needs. High fat diets – such as the Keto diet – are also great for the brain and memory.
There are still many things to consider before jumping the gun to a calorie restricted diet, so listen to what Jill has to say in this episode.
- Jill Lane is a Pro-Athlete Health and Nutrition Coach and Founder of Fueling Champions.
Long-Term Addiction Treatment
If you yourself struggle with addiction, or know someone close to you that does, then you know how difficult it can be to recover in the long-term. Dr. Jonathan Avery joins us to talk about some of the flaws in the treatment of addiction. Whether it be an adolescent or young adult, someone in prison, a parent, etc., the options for them to heal completely for the long-term are flawed. Treatment centers are very costly, usually the addict checks-in multiple times, and still they are left looking for help and treatment later on. Prison systems do nothing for treatment and recovery, and when the person gets out they usually don’t have many resources to get a good start. Listen in to hear what advice Dr. Jonathan Avery has to offer.
- Dr. Jonathan Avery is the Director of Addiction Psychiatry and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.