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.





  • (00:00) Intro

  • (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

    • 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.

    • Intermittent fasting

    • 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.

    • Balance hormones.

      • 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

      • Clean Eating, Dirty Sex

      • 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