100 thoughts on “Dr. Brant Cortright: “The Neurogenesis Diet” | Talks at Google

  1. anyone else think he looks like a ghoul of fallout? looks like he's been through six rounds of chemo or something some good data there though thanks.

  2. Obviously there is an extreme shortage of Neurogenesis out there. People not able to think things through. Astromical obesity, diabetes, strokes, and heart attacks – but let's just keep listening to the diet strategies being pushed on us by the food industry.

  3. He sounds like he's talking with a mouth full of mayonnaise. I like the content, but expect better from Google. That's a high school or college level rookie mistake.
    I'll just go on the title and description and do my own research. Thanks…

  4. If anyone is interested, I summarized the content of Brant Cortright's awesome book in a short animation video! Check it out on my channel

  5. I'm wondering if the brain responds better and forms new neurons due to low entropy foods that basically act as highly useable jet fuel. Higher entropy agents such as denuded sugars disrupt the transmission of energy to the cells. Sunlight is low entropy, so of course it is beneficial. Also, foods lower on the food chain (with the Sun and plants being closer to the top) tend to degrade food value as nutrients pass from consumer to consumer (like an insect which eats a plant, then is eaten by a rat, which is eaten by a cat). The cat would have the most degraded or polluted form of energy, whose chain began with the plant the insect ate. Thus, the availability of the energy is the key in the formulation of neurogenesis. Super foods, with their high availability of energy and nutrients, would be the best choice to initiate neurogenesis. Low entropy energy allows the brain to metabolize the energy effectively, creating the opportunity for neuro stimulation. Raw food delivers unaltered chemicals directly to the body, so raw food is probably the way to go since it is low entropy. Efficiency is key, and anything that alters the original construction of the food, degrading it, makes the food higher entropy and thus more toxic. Cooking, processing, altering, all make food correspond to a higher level of entropy. Keeping food on a low entropy level is what makes it salubrious.

  6. Some highlights:

    7:00 – We want to do those things that increase neurogenesis and stop those things that
    slow down the rate of neurogenesis
    8:00 – Bioflavonoids
    9:00 – Omega-3/Fish-oil
    10:00 – Omega-3 brain experiment on monkeys (low vs high omega-3 diet, monkeys fed high omega-3 had much richer and more complex brains )
    16:00 -Insulin/Diabetes/Glycation
    19:00 – Reduce caffeine (Polyphenols in coffee/tea are good for your brain, too much caffeine is not good long-term)
    21:30 – We need several things to work together
    22:00 – Exercise (Aerobic) (running etc) exercise for neurogenesis
    23:00 – Hesperidin, omega-3 and exercise, synergistic effects in creating new brain cells
    24:00 – Sleep
    27:00 – Good stress vs bad stress (chronic stress)
    31:00 – Alzheimer's/dementia epidemic (42% of people reaching age 85 have Alzheimer's)
    (For the latest on Alzheimer's prevention/treatment see Dr. Dale Bredesen's work)
    36.00 – Learning new things, ongoing lifetime learning
    38:00 – Antidepressants (SSRIs)/Serotonin (Natural compounds/lifestyle changes much better than antidepressants)
    40:50 – Mindfulness/Meditation
    44:00 – Q&A

  7. An excellent source of DHA is from algae, fish get their DHA from algae. I buy DHA capsules from algae and take it everyday. Meat is not that healthy for many reasons, and the livestock industry is responsible for about 18% of human caused climate change, transport industry is at 13%. Hence why many people are increasingly vegan, as it is also more compassionate and there are many studies indicating people whom are more compassionate towards themselves and all living beings have longer telomores, a key biomarker of aging, the longer the telomeres the less aging. Thus I eat alot of beans, avocados, vegetables, nuts and few carbs as a vegan.

  8. "Previous studies on the effects of a high-fat and/or high-cholesterol (HFHC) diet have revealed various detrimental changes to the brain and behavior, including reduced hippocampal neurogenesis (Hwang et al, 2008), increased oxidative stress (Morrison et al, 2010), and altered microvascular pathology (Franciosi et al, 2009). "

  9. Palmitic acid inhibits hippocampal neurogenesis.
    Lipotoxicity of palmitic acid on neural progenitor cells and hippocampal neurogenesis. (2011)

    Foods that contain palmitic acid:

  10. Wish he would have said up front what the diet was, or put it somewhere I could find. Really would have liked to know about it. He hid it very well.

  11. Hello Brant, thank you for this video. I am interested in the concept that you mentioned regarding a cafe that focuses on foods that enhance brain health. How would you recommend that I develop a menu that will meet the benefits to the brain

  12. Unfortunately, at 12:12 I decided to stop watching this. Dr. Cortright has not done the research of the research on what a "high carb, low fat" diet really is. When you do the research, it tells you that in fact, nobody has been doing a low fat diet all these years and the carbs people have been eating have been not carbs but frankenfoods.

    A true high carb, low fat diet is going to to consist of whole plant foods to include whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, potatoes, vegetables, and fruits and for those so inclined, no more than 5%-7% of calories from an animal source. Nobody over the years has been eating this sort of food consistently and many use oils and fats in nearly every dish they cook at home or order in a restaurant.

    The diet he is talking about is a high protein, high fat diet. Low fat is down in the 10%-12% range and certainly nobody I have known over the years who thought they were doing low fat was down that low. Most of the so-called "low fat" people were actually at the 20%-30% total calories from fat range. There are 120 calories in any tablespoon of fat. Just one tablespoon of olive oil a day nets you a total of 43800 additional calories per year. That will increase your weight by nearly 13 pounds. People love their olive oil but it does nothing for you but add calories and weight and added weight adds to all health problems including issues dealing with our brains. Low fat (healthy) food in the U.S. is a rarity unless you eat from home.

    Professionals, especially, have to be very careful about what sources they use and how to properly get to the bottom of what the heck they are talking about. They need to dive into the research before they claim to be experts and telling people what they believe to be true.

    This lack of understanding of what really was happening to the people of this country since the early 80s and this non-existent "low-fat diet" is troublesome and makes me question anything beyond the 12:12 mark. How can I, as a layperson, believe anything he says beyond that if he hasn't really done the research on why the U.S. population failed at this "low fat" dieting trend over the last decades and yet I have been able to uncover the reality?

  13. What we're not drawn to eating in its NATURAL STATE, we're not made to consume. Put unprocessed meat, raw, not seasoned, on a table – and no one would touch it. Should tell you EVERYTHING you need to know. Humans are the only species on earth who are confused as to what our species specific diet is. It's because we're lost in our brain, our mind – overthinking it. When we see a cow, we don't feel the urge to run after it and putting our claws… sorry.. fingers… and sharp carnivore teeth (oops, don't have them either) into them. We also don't have the short intestines to process meat effectively. Or anything else in our physical make-up that make us primed to be eating meat. What we are truly drawn to is fruit, more than anything else. That alone should tell us what we should primarily eat. We're designed to be drawn to it. The colors, the flavors, the light, vibrant energy it gives us.

    The plant kingdom offers enough of omega-3's. No problem. The more effecient the body and the less obstructions from 'food' we're not meant to eat, the more efficient the body becomes in turning ALA to DHA and EPA.

  14. 4:27 – 5:03 explains part of the difference in IQs between groups of different socio-economic backgrounds, which in our society may have implications on the race question!

  15. Carbohydrate does not cause insulin resistance. Fat does. The recommendation to eat a low fat diet is absolutely correct. Problem is, Americans have never eaten it! They eat the no fat cupcakes for desert after their pork chops.

  16. Take Hesperidin and run for more than 40 minutes a day. Get 8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid stress and sugar. ….Now you don't need to watch.

  17. This is this is great information however if someone is going to give a lecture the last thing they should do is whisper if you're going to give a lecture put the microphone up to your mouth and talk louder

  18. Decent lecturer & video. Well worth your time..😁
    Green tea has lots of estrogens, so too much will create a hormonal imbalance, so mint teas are my preferred choice/suggestion.
    Learning a new skill or language etc will help to create new neural pathways.
    Bluelight filters for your glasses & electronics to protect/control the types of light you take in.
    Stop using fluoride toothpastes & aluminium based deodrants.
    Also, whatever your watching or learning from, crosscheck & take the time to do your own research.
    Be more mindful of yourself, your environment & others. Do good things for the sake of doing good.
    Knowledge is power, yet only when applied! 😉

  19. Is there a way to grow or connect neurons for speech in a person born aphasia with autistic tendencies, non verbal for words, makes some sounds once and awhile when they are busy, humming noises mostly? If so, which Neurogenesis or which nootropic would you recommend or what group of minerals or vitamens work best for this condition?

  20. If I were in the audience I would ask the Dr. what the difference would be between conventional sugar, and other natural kinds like stevia and xylitol. Not talking about fake sugars like Aspertame.

  21. Why don't "health experts" distinguish between refined sugars and the word "carbohydrate"? They almost perpetuate this stigma against carbs. A bowl of plain oatmeal is largely carbohydrate based and yet lowers blood glucose and insulin (per Harvard studies). They also don't clarify between complex vs. simple carbohydrate. I don't think there is one particular diet for humans. I think you have to fine tune your diet to your genetic makeup. A big hypothesis is that we developed color vision to spot ripe fruits. I think tropical islanders will do just fine sticking to their multitude of fruit varieties throughout the day (papaya, mango, banana), they also get plenty of healthy coconut oils. They just need to stay away from trans fat and the westernization (fast food joints) of their country and they will go back to living 90+ years. [Just an example of a human population that have done just fine with carbs.]

  22. There's more to consider with omega 3's. They're very sensitive to oxidation for example, which makes them toxic. I recommend krill oil. It comes naturally with an antioxidant (which is healthy in its own right), that makes it 200 times less perishable than fish oil. It is also much more bioavailable, and due to the small size and life span of krill, there is low bioaccumulation of heavy metals and lipophilic chemicals, such as ones related to plastics. It isn't a product where it would serve you well to skimp on cost.

  23. The bias toward animal foods is quite disgusting. I had to stop the video when there was no mention of nuts, seeds, and algae sources of Omega-3. Fish do not make Omega-3, they get it from the algae in the water. Unfortunately, there is much less of it in water of farm raised fish that are most often used for fish oil. Good luck with that and the manifold debilitating diseases eating animal products will bring to your life.

  24. A BLACK WOMAN WROTE "The Mechanism of Human Neurogenesis" in 2000 TO HELP researchers UNDERSTAND HOW TO PREVENT AND REVERSE Alzheimer's disease.

  25. Cut down to one meal a day and see how easy it is to cut carbs. When you are hungry, fat and meat and berries tastes so good

  26. This guy is a lyer : NEUROGENESIS PROOFS WITH IMAGES OF REGROWN Brains were first published in 1998 by Dr Amen in his First Book : "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life" — a New York Times best seller for a long time!
    As have been another 9 books by same Dr Amen practicing NEUROGENESIS IN HIS 6 CLINICS around the USA not only with food but also FOOD SPECIFIC TO THE BRAIN! (He appears very much to have read Dr Amen's first book! … Without the SPEC images!)

  27. A few things he's not well informed on. A high carb diet can increase your insulin sensitivity (whole foods!). EPA and DHA are not really Omega-3's but derivatives.
    But a nice talk, thank you!

  28. If y'all would just eat one real meal a day you'd probably increase your life span a few years at least it's cheaper and taste better learn to cook

  29. My experience.
    Dr. Brant Cortright is loaded with scientific knowledge when communicating his neurogenesis message.
    He also recognizes the value of spiritual and mental states as they relate to brain health.
    I love his book: http://neurogenesisdiet.com/


  30. I’m 102 and I attribute my long life to a diet of Cheetos and Mountain Dew! Don’t forget the chocolates! Oh, lots of beer — good beer. Forget all this nonsense of “eating right” gimmicky stuff.

  31. SOUND quality was TERRIBLE. Green tea extracts, 10 – 15cups per day..just not the caffeine….ummm…?! Caffeine is good for it (tho he seems to contradict himself?! Theobromine is good for it, be, wants chocolate without it?!
    ALA, EPA, DHA…the one we Really want is DHA…but converting the ALA from flax or chia, is very inefficient…so get the Algae form of DHA…THAT was clear. Sex is good for neurogenesis…but females need to control it to make it work.
    Meditation, mindfulness, heartfulness, rocks it. Ketones burn cleanest, make better brain fuel, far less waste..great for neurogenesis. MUST get 7 hrs good quality sleep per night..naps don’t cut it.
    There it is in a nutshell.

  32. great talk, thank you. I kind of put out the summary points on twitter: https://twitter.com/zaoyang/status/1159091208980971525

  33. A Cochrane 2018 review of many studies could find no support for benefits of Omega-3 supplementation. No improvements were found in heart health, stroke, or all causes of mortality. What it means is the speaker has wishful thinking and in many ways. Optimal diet has been shown to help arteries but that consists of a whole food plant based low protein low fat high carbohydrate diet. For slowing cognitive decline, only two things have been shown to work, proper diet and exercise.

  34. So not eating like a pig (sry americans), getting healthy sleep, exercising for fun and living in a healthy and loving enviornment will actually lead to great benefits? WOW! Doc, thank you, I would not figure it out without you! Great job! I think humanity knew that for thousands of years, but still well done.

  35. regarding the diet, it's like we should move to another earth.. we don't have grass fed beef anymore and all the other grass fed foods.. those scientists still talking to us from their own Ivory Tower.. how about high concentrations of homocysteine in meats and heart disease?! you won't fix your brain and ruin your heart and arteries.. I guess it's all about moderation and not to indulge yourself in the trend of fats v.s. starch .. all are beneficial in moderation and lowering the intake of red meats, dairy, refined sugars, and refined wheat flour.. and then you can consume everything else safely, hopefully 🙂 one thing is a must to avoid that called McDonald's like foods.. I am 37, and got a stroke and an internal carotid artery stenosis and I am really into a high quality knowledge and research..

  36. Is it me , or is the guy himself at the beginning of some neurodegenerative disease? His speech is weird and whiney?

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