11: Brain Juice for Women with Leslie Bumpas, NTP
Have you ever walked upstairs or into another room and forgotten what you went there for? Are you always forgetting something when you go to the grocery store?
In this week’s podcast, I’m chatting brain health with fellow Nutritional Therapist Leslie Bumpas. From Mommy Brain to Alzheimer’s Brain, Leslie fills us in on how to stay sharp and energetic so that we can slay our day with clear and focused thinking.
EPISODE 11: BRAIN JUICE FOR WOMEN WITH LESLIE BUMPAS, NTP
(04:00) Welcome Leslie Bumpas from Redeeming Wellness to the podcast!
(11:44) How Leslie Became Interested In Brain Health
(16:58) 2/3 of Alzheimer’s patients are women.
(18:15) Root causes of cognitive decline
The “cognoscopy”- let’s look at all risk factors during 30s and 40s
Blood sugar levels- fasting glucose, A1C
Fasting insulin level
Inflammatory markers- hsCRP, Homocysteine
Contributing factors: chronic viruses, mold exposure, aluminum exposure from vaccines, mercury fillings, use of Roundup (glyphosate) in garden/lawn, excess refined carb/sugar intake. EMF exposure. Most toxic product in your home is actually a dryer sheet!
Branch Basics Cleaning Products
Use this link to get $10 off your purchase.
Beautycounter Safer Beauty
(34:00) How to juice up your brain
Drink water- “the elevator can’t go to the top floor unless you’re hydrated”.
Berkey Water Filter
Optimize your sleep.
Avoid screens 2 hours before bed
Read, pray or meditate before bed
Avoid eating at least 2 hours before bed.
Get sunlight exposure within 30 minutes of waking up in the morning to re-set your circadian rhythm.
Increase omega 3 fatty acids
Decrease omega 6 fatty acids
When you eat them, focus on real food sources: nuts and seeds.
No “franken-fats” like canola, cottonseed, etc.- for more info see this blogpost.
Estrogen protects your brain!
Diffuse Rosemary & Peppermint essential oils for a cognitive boost.
(44:00) Anchor Questions
Leslie’s Anchor Bible Verse
“A prudent woman gives thoughts to her steps.” Prov 14:15
Leslie’s Anchor Meals
Leslie’s Favorite Book
The book is not about sex, don’t panic! The gist of the book is that you need to eat fat in order to make hormones- cholesterol is the master hormone building block!
Learn more from Leslie
(49:50) Disclaimer & Outro