Antidepressants: Why the ‘Overmedicated America’ Narrative Is Harmful | Dr. Drew Ramsey

Antidepressants: Why the ‘Overmedicated America’ Narrative Is Harmful | Dr. Drew Ramsey

I think the big question in people’s minds is who can they trust for their information about mental health? On the one hand we have big pharma, and there have been some incredible breakthroughs. I’m a psychiatrist. I prescribe medications and I find some people really it saves their lives. And you don’t hear that …

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Why Michio Kaku wants to avoid alien contact at all costs

We have this mental image that a flying saucer will circle the White House lawn, land on the White House lawn and give us a bounty of all sorts of technological goodies to initiate an age of Aquarius on the planet earth. Personally, I don’t think that’s going to happen. For example, if you’re in …

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Optimize Your Brain: The Science of Smarter Eating | Dr. Drew Ramsey

We know that brain health depends on proper nutrition. And so when we see people who have nutritional deficiencies, maybe, for example, having not enough vitamin B12 or missing certain fats like the omega-3 fats in their diet, we see that there’s a vastly increased risk of illnesses like depression and anxiety. We also know …

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How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last few years gotten a grasp and acceptance of this concept. It essentially means that your brain has intimate connections with the gut and another entity in our gut, the second brain, …

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Van Jones: Let’s Stop Trying to Please Republicans

Van Jones: Let’s Stop Trying to Please Republicans

I don’t understand how this individual mandate is something that we’ve allowed the Republicans to define as some sort of, quote-unquote, government takeover. In fact, it’s their idea. The progressives were saying we want single-payer. Myself, I would say why do you need insurance companies for health care at all. Insurance is what you buy …

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How to optimize your gut and brain bacteria | Dave Asprey

How to optimize your gut and brain bacteria | Dave Asprey

One of the things that’s come out, just in the last five years, is the importance of the microbiome. And the functional medicine crowd has been talking about it for 20-plus years, and we just didn’t have good data. But today, there is a company that has more than 100,000 people’s poop. And what they’ve …

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Strengthen Your Mind Like a Navy SEAL | David Goggins

Strengthen Your Mind Like a Navy SEAL | David Goggins

I’m a big believer in doing things that make you uncomfortable. So, we live in a world where we want to be as comfortable as we can. And we wonder why we have no growth. We wonder why—when the smallest thing in our life gets difficult—we wonder why we cower and we run away. I …

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Smart drugs: All-natural brain enhancers made by mother nature | Dave Asprey

Smart drugs: All-natural brain enhancers made by mother nature | Dave Asprey

Since this is Big Think, let’s talk about the things that help you think big. And you might think, oh, great, this is going to be a Tony Robbins discussion. No. This is a discussion around nootropics, or what’s known as smart drugs. I have been using smart drugs for more than 20 years, both …

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Ray Kurzweil: Your Thoughts Create Your Brain

Ray Kurzweil: Your Thoughts Create Your Brain

We’ve already shown that we can connect computers to neurons and we have neural implants. They’re actually pretty small. This Parkinson’s implant is pea-sized. It’s placed actually in the body and they connect it into the brain and you can download new software to that computer inside your body, connecting your brain from outside the …

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How To Conquer Depression Through Diet | Dr. Drew Ramsey

How To Conquer Depression Through Diet | Dr. Drew Ramsey

For about ten years we’ve had very strong correlational data showing that, for example, when you eat poorly your risk of depression and illnesses like depression just go up 70/80 percent. And when you eat a more traditional diet like a Mediterranean diet or Japanese diet your risk of an illness like depression can go …

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