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8 Secrets to Boost Your Brain

August 22, 2019

Josh: Hey, guys. Dr. Josh Axe here with Jordan Rubin. You know, just a great episode today, Jordan. I’m so pumped about talking about eight
secrets to boost our brain health. And as we were talking before we started here,
everybody has a brain. Jordan: Everyday does. Josh: This is relevant to everyone. Jordan: Not everyone uses it fully, but everyone
has one. Josh: You know Jordan, today, there are so
many people that are struggling with conditions of the brain. You know I look at, you know, my grandparents
as they start the age and other of people. And a lot of times, there are neurological
conditions that can affect family members that are very dear to us. And so things like Alzheimer’s, especially,
and dementia can be so devastating, Parkinson’s disease, a lot of other neurological conditions. You know, even things like depression and
ADHD and autism, a lot of these things affect the brain. Today, we’re going to be over some of our
top tips, including essential oils, diet, herbs, supplement remedies and other things
that can help your brain. And I know, you know, even me on occasion,
if I’m really busy, I have a lot going on, it’s easy to forget things. Jordan: Oh, it’s no doubt. Josh: Memory problems. And so this is great for students. Jordan: It is great for students. Josh: I think it’s great for anybody. Jordan: It’s great for athletes. There are so many athletes now that hire personal
coaches to help them visualize, focus, etc. So Josh is right. Everybody has a brain, not everybody uses
it and not everybody retains it. And I read a study that showed that the number
one fear of people as they age is not physical disease, it’s brain disease. And many of us, including myself, have had
parents or grandparents with dementia. My grandmother had Parkinson’s. And it’s hard to be with someone who doesn’t
know you, who mixes up decades and they really, really struggle. And I’ve known many people. But folks that are younger, 30s, 40s, we all
have to work. If you’re a sales person out there and you
want to boost your brain, I guarantee you that you can function at a greater level. And one thing I want to share, we love to
tackle topics and health conditions, but every day on our program, you’re going to learn
tips that will help multiple systems of your body. This is not a one-stop shop to fix one thing. This isn’t a medical paradigm. This is ancient medicine. And I guarantee you what will help your brain
will help your gut, what will help your gut will help your immune system. So stay tuned, don’t turn the page. This is something that is for everyone today
to boost your brain. Because as your brain goes, your body goes. Josh: We’ll, Jordan, let’s go and jump
on in right now. Let’s start talking about the best diet,
the herbs, the supplement, your number one. Let’s jump in and talk about step number
one or secret number one to boost your brain health, grain-free diet. Jordan: I believe that inflammation is driving
the majority of our brain issues. And when you consume a diet high in grains
and polyunsaturated plant oils, you drive brain inflammation and you alter the gut. And, folks, we’re going to probably tell
you this 20 times today. The gut is the second brain. I remember when I was reading my very first
book. Previous to that, I read an amazing book by
Michael Gershon called, “The Second Brain.” And it talks about how more dopamine, more
serotonin, neurotransmitters are in your gut than in your brain. And think about it. When you go public speak or when you do something
like jump out on an airplane with a parachute, you have butterflies where? In your brain? No, in your stomach. So grains are destructive to your gut but
also your brain. If you want to boost your brain, lower the
grain, right? Boost your brain, lower the grain. And that’s all grains. There are some grains better than others,
we know that quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, sprouted, love black rice, but minimize the
grain to boost your brain. Josh: Yeah. I’ve got a question here from Tina, she says,
“Are quinoa and spelt okay?” And one of the things that Jordan’s eluding
to here is that, it’s not necessarily that they’re the worst foods ever, it’s not also
that they’re the best foods ever. They kind of lie somewhere in the middle,
oftentimes. And it’s hard to kind of answer is quinoa,
or oats, or is rice healthy? Part of it depends on the preparation process. If you’re soaking your grains like quinoa
and then you’re sprouting them, and then slow cooking them in a crockpot over a period of
12 hours in broth, that sort of grain is much easier to digest than the grain raw or the
grain cooked, you know, for a short period time and that type of thing. So, again, it really depends. But, in general, if you want to boost your
brain health and really focus on taking your health of your gut and your brain to the next
level, we’d recommend going grain-free for a period of time, or if you are going to consume
grains, make sure they’re sprouted and cooked for a long period of time Jordan: Now, we don’t talk about this today,
but grains that are high in starch can be problematic. But seeds can be very, very good. So seeds are wonderful for your brain. We’ll talk about that a little bit. But I wanted to mention that quinoa, it’s
arguable, whether it’s a grain or a fruit or a seed, but what we do know is quinoa is
primarily made up of starch. Starch causes digestive issues, which triggers
brain issues and those grains are high in omega-6 fatty acids. You want to lower those. So reduce the grain to boost your brain. Josh: Absolutely. Let’s jump into step number two here, Jordan. Good fats, this is big. I’ll tell you right now, I mean, one of the
things that a lot of us, I think, don’t realize that, you know, your body is made up of a
lot of fat. In fact, almost every cell in your body is
made from what’s called a lipid bilayer so you are made up of fat. And so, you know, it’s really true, Jordan,
we’ve heard the principle, “You are what you eat,” and in certain ways, it’s especially
true with fat because . . . Jordan: Well, except if you eat fat, you’re
not fat. Josh: That’s true. Jordan: Right. Josh: Good point there. Jordan: “You’re a fat head.” Fat is key. Josh, there’s a lot of research now on a ketogenic
diet, particularly for those with neurological conditions such as epilepsy. In fact, there’s research at Johns Hopkins
that’s dating back years, if not decades, to the power of an all fat and protein diet. Low carbohydrate to boost your brain. So if you want to unlock the health of your
brain, it’s mostly made of fat. And not just any fat, but a combination primarily
of saturated and omega-3 fats and phospholipids. Also, there are some great antioxidants we
don’t even have time to get into, but one of the best brain foods, and it’s been said
before, wild sockeye salmon. In particular, sockeye because not only does
it have omega-3s but it also has powerful astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant that
crosses the blood-brain barrier. So keep that in mind, you want to make sure
to consume fatty fish. Herring is good, mackerel is good. You know one of the least expensive brain
boosting foods is? Sardines. Not only sardines but sardines with the bones
in it because that’s calcium as well. I’ve met people before that are very aged
and they will say that they consumed a lot of sardines. Josh: Oh, yeah. Yeah, I’m a huge fan of sardines, in fact. Now, I like to do a lot of fish, but there
are certain fish that Chelsea doesn’t like me eating because of the smell in the house. But anyway . . . Jordan: I don’t like you eating them before
our program either. Josh: Well, you’ve got to lay off the garlic
and onions. I’m just kidding. So we’ll talk about those later. So good fats here, I want to talk about a
few specific fats and then have Jordan actually mention a few other things about fats as well. When Jordan mentioned saturated fats, some
of those fats you want to start adding in your diet today. Number one is coconut oil. In fact, Jordan, I think you saw the article
written by the medical doctor out of Florida who her husband had Alzheimer’s. And she started supplementing his diet with
coconut oil. In fact, there’s even a diet today called
the coconut ketogenic diet because you’re putting in extra medium-chain triglycerides
in the diet, which helps with ketone bodies and things like that with the brain. But, again, coconut oil, number one. Cook with coconut oil on low temperatures
if you’re going to cook with it, add it into a smoothie, do some coconut milk, coconut
meat. Jordan: Coconut butter. Josh: Coconut butter is fantastic. Jordan: It’s great. Josh: In fact, we’ll do chicken, Jordan, at
our house and we’ll do coconut shreds as the actual breading for frying it up in coconut
oil. So coconut, also ghee, that’s G-H-E-E, those
are short-chain saturated fats. And then, I would also say something like
red palm oil. I know there are some questions about sustainability,
but make sure it’s certified sustainable red palm oil. Those are all good sources of saturated fats. And then long-chain fats, especially omega-3
fatty acids, as Jordan talked about, the best, wild-caught fish for getting those. And, of course, monounsaturated fats, getting
some olive oil and things like that can be beneficial as well, but especially the saturated,
the omega-3s. And Jordan mentioned specifically phospholipids,
which are found in astaxanthin, which is found in wild-caught salmon and also even things
like caviar, right, Jordan? Jordan: Caviar is an ultimate brain booster. Fish roe and caviar have phospholipids and
squalene, which are both powerful for the brain. It was called, by some, “the quintessential
superfood.” So if you can afford it, if you can find a
good source, they’re absolutely awesome. And eggs. You know what eggs I really love? Duck eggs. Now, I love chicken eggs. Pasture-raised eggs are a brain booster. We raise eggs on our farm, we’ll take you
there and show you sometime, but I love duck eggs, goose eggs. I even saw an ostrich egg one time. I wouldn’t eat it myself, but I thought, “How
cool. You must need a hammer to chisel that thing.” It is about this big. But duck eggs are cool. They have a really strong protein backbone. It fills a whole pan too. It looks awesome. Josh: Oh, yeah. Chelsea and I, whenever we go down to Florida,
which we’re going here in a couple weeks, Santa Rosa Beach, they have a farmers market,
and someone brings duck eggs. And Chelsea and I love them because the yolks
are so big. Jordan: They’re awesome. I love yolks. I don’t know about you, but the whole egg
white thing was not for me one bit. The yolk is awesome and it’s loaded with phosphatidylcholine,
phosphatidylserine and lecithin. Josh: You know, Jordan, when I have patients
who are on, you know, if I put them on something more similar to like a GAPS diet or they have
major inflammatory bowel issues, one of the things I’ll often times do is have them skip
the white and only do the yolk because, again, it is so good for the brain and it’s easier
on the gut than the white itself. So let’s go ahead and jump here into number
three. And by the way, hey, help us spread the message
right now. You know, Jordan and I really are on a mission. We want to help people prevent things like
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and memory issues. You know, I love my parents more than anything
and, on a regular basis, you know, I’m giving my parents supplements. I’m going down to Florida and just sort of
counseling them on their diet and nutrition because I love them so much. And one of the things just want to encourage
you to do, if you’re watching this video, now think about all the people right now that
need to know this information we’ve talked about. There are so many people, Jordan, still, that
haven’t heard the ketogenic diet. They think egg whites are better than the
yolk. Jordan: They eat lots of oatmeal for their
brain. Josh: Lots of grains and not realizing those
are not brain-friendly. They need to start changing their diet for
their brain. Jordan: And every mom out there, you owe it
to your students. Josh: There you go. Jordan: My wife homeschools. We have six children. It’s so imperative that your kids eat a brain-smart
diet, whether they’re homeschooled or they go to school, start them off healthy. I might even share a recipe with this one
. . . Josh: Well, let’s do it. Jordan: . . . called a blueberry bomb, which
is going to really be awesome. But dark-colored fruits. We’ve talked about this on every program one
way or another, but dark-colored fruits contain anthocyanin. And they’ve actually done a study on laboratory
animals, and I never quite understand the poor mouse or rat that has to be subjected
to this, but they proved that an extract of anthocyanin, which is the pigment in dark
fruits, caused laboratory animals to boost their neurons and they went through a maze
much quicker than the poor mouse who didn’t have the blueberry extract. Dark fruits every day. Blueberries, blackberries. Blackberries are so abundant. We grow them, dozens of acres of blackberries. There are boysenberries, which are harder
to find maybe at your farmers market. Where I find duck eggs, I find boysenberries. Dark-colored grapes are awesome. Muscadines, I don’t know if you can see, I
open my fridge. I love muscadines. Josh: The best, the best. Jordan: They’re not great on your teeth
when you eat so many of the seeds. Josh: The seeds. Jordan: But muscadines. There’s a Brazilian grape called jabuticaba. Acai is a great dark-colored fruit. I like to put it in smoothies. Buy the frozen packets. So acai is great. There are many others. So any fruit or even seed that is black, blue,
or purple. Purple carrots are high in anthocyanins and
those are really awesome as well. The color purple, the color blue, it’s amazing. You know, spirulina is a blue-green algae
and has some phycocyanin, which is anthocyanin that is created by phytoplankton. So that’s another great. And then there are other algae as well. So make sure to consume dark fruit. So can I give my little smoothie recipe? Josh: Actually, let me say this first. Let me share what I had this morning for breakfast
then I can have you share. So this morning, for breakfast, Jordan, I
actually had one of the king fruits of anthocyanins and I had a cranberry smoothie. Did cranberries, some vanilla bone broth protein
powder, coconut milk some green superfood, you know, the algae in an organic super greens
powder, plus some cranberries, a lot of anthocyanin. So let’s talk about your recipe for your blueberry
bomb. Jordan: Okay. So, folks, understand that what we recommend
for our families may be different than what you consume, but I’ve been a big consumer
of raw eggs, and I’m talking about 21 years. And I had inflammatory bowel disease. And if anyone had to be worried about germs
it was me. But properly cleaned, organic, pasture-raised
eggs are amazing and your ancestors consumed them raw in Caesar salad, ice creams, smoothies. But I’m not suggesting you have to. You could certainly do an egg-free recipe,
but here’s what I do. I take two pints of blueberries, I’ll tell
you why at the end. I’m sorry, it’s the equivalent of one pint. So two small, what they call six-ounce clamshells,
one pint of blueberries. I do either eight ounces of raw cream or an
entire can of coconut milk. This is a lot. I’m warning you, it’s a lot of food. Six eggs, a little bit of vanilla extract,
and lately I’ve been putting some of that tigernut flour we talked about just to boost
your prebiotics. But the key is you’ve got blueberries, you
can go blackberries too, blueberries, eggs, and a high fat, either dairy, coconut, you
can do almond milk as well. You know what I did the other day? I did almond milk in my blueberry bomb with
some of that coconut cream kefir that we both have. So I do that. It’s a lot it makes about two large cups. And I crush it. And we’re talking about six pasture-raised
egg yolks, one pint of blueberries, eight ounces of high, healthy saturated fat. I call it the blueberry bomb because when
you’re done that, it’s like, man, my memory just got a boost. Josh: That’s awesome. Jordan: So and, actually, the fat is a great
delivery vehicle for the anthocyanins. And I started this because my dad went to
a farmers market in Georgia and he met a woman who had, I believe, stage III colon cancer. And all she did, now this is a testimonial,
all she did was consume a pint of blueberries from the first day of the farmers market open
in May till when it closed in September and she was cancer-free. So I thought, “You know what? Blueberries are great anyway.” And I said I’m going to make them better by
adding some fat to it, blueberry bomb. There you have it. Josh: Awesome, well done. Jordan: Dark fruits. That’s number three. Josh: Great recipe. Number four here are herbs. Man, Jordan, there are so many great herbs
for the brain. I know one of my favorites to use and, actually,
we’ll probably… Jordan: Yeah, yeah, cover it there so… Josh: So I’ll go and, well, I’ll have you
start here. Jordan: Okay. Josh: Here we go. Jordan: My favorite brain herb is bacopa or
brahmi. Bacopa or brahmi, also known as waterhyssop,
is an Ayurvedic herb. Now, probably my top three for the brain are
all Ayurvedic. Now, I know people will say gingko, periwinkle
is good, but my top is bacopa or brahmi. Okay. Number two, ashwagandha. Now, they all work differently. Ashwagandha reduces stress. And holy basil is number three. So these are all Ayurvedic herbs that boost
brainpower, energize the brain, and have been studied in dementia and pre-dementia. So if you know someone who either has memory
issues, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, or you want to prevent it, bacopa, ashwagandha, and
holy basil in tea form, in supplement form, awesome. And there are many others. Josh: Oh, yeah. Absolutely. Those are some fantastic herbs Jordan. Again, I know that some of my favorites, too,
on a regular basis, holy basil is great. Just regular basil leaf is great too, actually. Has some benefits for supporting the brain. Some great ones there. And, you know, we could get into others. I mean, turmeric is obviously fantastic. Jordan: Well, that’s next. Josh: But ashwagandha is one of my favorites. Jordan: Right. Hold on, hold on I forgot something. Josh: Okay. Go ahead. Jordan: I can’t write very well so I’m not
going to do it. But I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you,
it’s not an herb, but probably the most important substance on the planet to boost the brain,
lion’s mane mushroom. And I completely left it off and, by the way,
we grow mushrooms. Sorry, everybody, I missed out. But lion’s mane mushroom, otherwise known
as hedgehog mushroom or hericium, contains compounds that rebuild the nerves. It’s called nervine growth factor. So if you want to know about the number one
supplemental or call it… it’s not an herb because it’s a fungus. The number one natural substance, I think,
for the brain is lion’s mane mushroom. It’s the number one selling supplement in
health food stores for the brain. It’s awesome. And especially when you combine it with the
herbs we mentioned and the spices we’re about to. So think lion’s mane for your brain. Josh: I love it. Let’s jump in here into spices, Jordan. Obviously, there’s a difference between herbs
and spices. Spices, in most cases, being the more powerful
per gram and so some great spices here. Why don’t you talk about turmeric? Jordan: What can I say about turmeric, except
it is the number one way to prevent brain inflammation. It has curcumin and other compounds that cross
the blood-brain barrier. And I even heard that when people from India
have undergone autopsies, they consume so much turmeric that they literally have orange
or yellow in their brain. I heard it on a documentary. Turmeric is awesome. Do it in teas. We talked about doing it in juices. Put it in broth because you need it every
day. And that’s just one spice. Josh: Absolutely. So lots of spices here, as Jordan talked about. Let’s go ahead and jump in here into number
six, essential oils. Jordan: I talked about this, but I pour, every
day, frankincense, lavender, and rosemary on my head. And I quote from Psalm 23, “You anoint my
head with oil. My cup runs over. Surely, goodness and mercy will follow me
all the rest of my days and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” And, you know, sometimes I’m a little goofy
but I thought to myself next time one of my goats or sheep have three triplet girls, I’m
going to name them Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy. Josh: I love that. Jordan: Wouldn’t that be kind of funny? Josh: Oh, yeah, that’s awesome. You know, I wonder if . . . you know, we read
in the Bible about all of the wisdom that King Solomon had and they also reference cedarwood. You know, cedarwood was known to be associated
with strength and wisdom biblically. And cedarwood actually, in studies, has been
shown to improve symptoms of things like ADHD, memory, focus. So some of my top essential oils for the brain
health, number one is rosemary. Number two is actually vetiver. Vetiver is so great for focus and concentration. Number three is frankincense. Number four is cedarwood. Those are some of my absolute favorites. And there are others that are great as well
for memory. You know, I think chamomile and lavender can
be good because they’re relaxing and stress relieving on the body. Jordan, so many diseases today are caused
by emotional stress. Jordan: Absolutely. If somebody you know is suffering from memory
loss, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, put them on an essential oil program. Have them bathe with essential oils. Josh: Yeah. Jordan: Put it on their feet, put it on their
head. Your head can handle almost any oil neat,
maybe minus oregano if you’ve got a cut or scrape up there. But I just put them on my head. My daughter, Isabella, who’s going to turn
four this weekend, said, “Dad can you put oils on my head?” So I put lavender on her head. But that’s a great place. Head, feet, or, as I would say to her, head,
shoulders, knees, and toes. Josh: And not to mention rosemary is also
great for naturally thickening your hair, as is sage oil. In fact, sage is another great oil for supporting
brain health, especially hormonal health. Sage and clary sage. So if you want to thicken your hair naturally,
the best oils to do so, number one rosemary, number two sage, and number three is probably
an oil like cedarwood. All of those are very good for naturally . . . I
think that’s how Jordan gets his luscious, dark, thick hair. Jordan: Yeah. I don’t know about luscious, but lustrous,
maybe. Josh: Lustrous. There we go. Jordan: All right. Any good brain regimen takes care of the gut
and probiotics are really important. We’re actually seeing research now that probiotics
and fermented foods are helping to deal with depression, functional memory, etc. In fact, you know what is amazing as a combo,
probiotics and lion’s mane mushroom. You’ve got bacteria and you’ve got fungi combination
together. I’m just sort of realizing that, but powerful
stuff. You need to be on a good probiotic. We like a broad range of genera. So bacillus, lactobacillus, sacrum, myces
and many others. Fermented foods are great for the brain. Fermented foods with fat are awesome. That’s why we like that coconut cream kefir
because it gives you fats and it gives you probiotics all in one. Josh: Yeah, absolutely agreed, Jordan. You know, one of the things I know that I
remember reading one of your books years ago when my mom was struggling with gut health. And we got turned on to soil-based probiotics,
SBO probiotics. And one of the things I remember you saying
in the book that you wrote is how they were kind of like this demolition team coming through
and clearing out a lot of those pathogenic bad bacteria and microbes out of the body. So when you are buying a probiotic supplement,
make sure you’re getting one that has SBO probiotics. So soil based organisms, like Bacillus subtilis,
Bacillus clausii, Bacillus coagulans and other things. Even looking for fungi in your probiotics,
some of the medicinal mushrooms as Jordan has talked about, beneficial yeast. So, again, you want to buy a probiotic that
contains soil-based organisms. And I’ll mention this as well. A lot of times, Jordan, people are taking
probiotic supplements that are not heat-resistant strains. So by the time they take them, they’re getting
very little benefit. Jordan: Absolutely. If you consume a probiotic with bacillus or
soil organisms, I’ve done it for 21 years, really has made a difference. That, combined with the raw eggs, of course. But probiotics are key. Make sure you’re consuming one every day for
your gut and your brain. Makes everything work better. This is another no-brainer for people who
suffer with memory issues. Actually, this is really cool. One of my mentors, Dr. Peter Rothschild, who
was a professor over me during my naturopathic studies, he was really the father of soil-based
organisms. And he showed me a study that the use of soil-based
probiotics improved functional memory. So what he did was they had . . . I want to
say it was a 12-digit number that they let people look at for a few minutes. Then he took it away to see how many people
came back and remembered it. And when they added soil-based organisms to
their diet, their memory improved dramatically. And that’s pretty awesome and that’s functional
memory. We could all stand to memorize 12-digit numbers
or more. Josh: Oh, yeah. I mean, it’s incredible. And, Jordan, this really gets back to one
of the root things we mentioned that at the beginning of the program is that there is
a gut-brain connection. When you look at so many diseases or issues
today, I know one of the things we’ll talk about in the future are issues such as autism. And one of the things that can happen, I’ve
taken care of hundreds of children with that condition and we found when we got certain
things out of their diet, like gluten and casein, and we start to working on repairing
the gut lining, all of a sudden the behavior got better, the brain got better. And it’s the same thing with so many different
conditions. Similar thing with depression and anxiety. These conditions are linked to the health
of the gut. As Hippocrates said over 2,000 years ago,
“All disease begins in the gut,” in the digestive tract. So that’s why probiotics are absolutely key,
repairing the gut lining, supporting digestive health, in order to support the brain is absolutely
essential here as well. So, Jordan, let’s jump right in here into
step number eight. Perspiration, okay. Jordan: Now, we’ve heard lots and many times
that using antiperspirants that contain aluminum drives brain issues. So, folks, heavy metals, particularly aluminum,
are very linked to neurodegeneration. Heavy metals come from a lot of different
environmental factors, but heavy metals are a problem. So if antiperspirants are bad, what could
be really good? You know, they actually found recently lymphatic
tissue in the brain. So if the brain is part of the lymphatic system,
you need to perspire. I meet people, Josh, that say they haven’t
perspired in a decade. Women are so afraid to perspire. Think about it. You need to sweat even if you are not a young
person, you don’t need to exercise vigorously, but perspiration and whatever causes you to
perspire are both great. Every morning, not only do I exercise but
I go in an infrared sauna. Sweat, go outside. Sun is also amazing. We didn’t talk about vitamin D deficiency
and how that affects brain health, but get sun, exercise. You’ve got to sweat. Josh: Yeah, love it. I’ve got a question here from Mary. She says, “Where do I put the frankincense
to get the benefits?” What I would recommend with frankincense is
doing exactly what Jordan mentioned. Anoint your head with oil or take the frankincense,
rub it on your temples, rub it on the front of your neck and the back of your neck. One other thing too, Jordan, I personally
use it internally. I’ll do one or two drops on my thumb and actually
rub it on the roof of my mouth. And I do that because the roof of my mouth
is connected to my sinus cavity, bringing in those beneficial compounds in frankincense. Jordan: And just smelling the bottle. Josh: Inhaling them. Jordan: Because inhaling goes through the
blood-brain barrier. You know what else? Add frankincense to an underarm preparation
because if antiperspirants are bad, isn’t that a great vehicle to draw . . . it’s a
two-way street, folks. Josh: Think about that. Jordan: Put it in the lymphatic areas and
you might say, “Well, I can’t put it on my head. What if it goes in my eyes?” I think I told you I did one of those, “Oops,
I pulled out my orifice reducer,” which is what they call the little dropper and I forgot. And it was kind of dark because I wouldn’t
want to wake anybody up. I went, thinking it was going to drop out. Instead, it poured out and I got frankincense
in my eyes and it didn’t really do anything. I was pretty nervous, but it was fine. So I’m not telling you to put it in your eye,
but the head is a great place. That’s one of the reasons why I get so frustrated
when children use shampoos that have all kinds of chemicals because I know it’s a great medium
to be absorbed. Josh: Yeah, here’s a homemade deodorant recipe
that I personally use. Actually, I do a blend of sandalwood and bergamot
with coconut oil, baking soda and just a little bit of beeswax. Put it in a pan, let it melt and then turn
it into deodorant. By the way, you can find these recipes if
you go to, D-R-A-X-E, or just search Dr. Axe deodorant. We even have a probiotic deodorant on the
website there. And then, Jordan, our new book coming out,
we actually have some great deodorant recipes that aren’t even on my website yet. So when that essential oil book comes out,
that’ll be amazing. Jordan: And meditation and prayer, I want
to close with this. I’ve met people before and when I asked them
this, they give an interesting answer. Have you ever pictured yourself older? Think about it. I was recently talking to a good friend of
mine who said, “For years, I never could picture myself older so I always thought I wouldn’t
live very long.” It’s kind of a weird deal, but I quote Psalm
91 every morning while I’m in the shower. I am a multitasker. And while I would love to say that I do it
in a quiet closet on my knees, it’s while I’m conditioning because you have to wait
two minutes anyway. But I have quoted Psalm 91 every day for years. One of my mentors who really taught me about
biblical eating had his family do it. My family does it now, but at the end of Psalm
91, God’s talking to David and he says, “And with long life will I satisfy him and show
him my salvation.” So I don’t just quote Psalm 91, I started
visualizing it. And what I visualize during that part is me
sitting there with still darkish hair, older, with a bunch of kids and grandkids and your
legacy. I think two of the greatest things you can
do to boost your brain to avoid Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, keep a good memory, stay
young. Is to say, “I am young. I am going to have a great memory.” You know people curse themselves with their
mouth. It says in the Bible, “From the same mouth
comes cursing and blessing,” It shouldn’t be so. And the Bible goes on to say, “Freshwater
and saltwater can’t come out of the same spring, but yet life and death come from the power
of the tongue.” And so if you go around saying, “My memory
stinks. I always forget my keys. My dad had Alzheimer’s,” it’s not good. So picture yourself older and healthier, fully
functional and don’t be afraid to say, “My brain is healthy. My brain is strong. I’m eating dark fruits. I’m going grain-free.” They can call it positive affirmation, whatever
they want. I call it speaking the truth. It’s very biblical. It says in God’s Word, “As a man thinks in
his heart so is he.” So think about yourself being healthy. And if you know anybody who needs powerful
benefits to boost their brain or anything else, watch our programs and make sure to
take advantage of our free eBook on the power of turmeric. I’m not going to give this away, but tomorrow’s
program is going to be awesome. Josh: Oh, yeah. Jordan: It is something that everybody needs
to know. We’re going to talk about the epidemic that
has increased easily 20 times since I was a child. And we’re going to talk about how to beat
it to really make your life much better. Josh: Absolutely. We’ll see you guys tomorrow with more here
on, “Ancient Nutrition Today.” Thanks, guys. Hi. Dr. Axe here. I want to say thanks so much for checking
out this YouTube video and also don’t forget to subscribe if you want to get more great
content on things like herbs, essential oils, natural remedies, and how to use food as medicine. Also, checkout more of our content on my YouTube
channel. Thanks for watching.


  • Reply Rochelle McKinney June 17, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the video. Can you two list out some of the things you mention in the video, like the herbs?

  • Reply Ben B June 25, 2018 at 9:53 am

    great video guys and a shout out to gods wisdom is great.

  • Reply Josie Zaldana June 29, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Love you guys you are a gift from God

  • Reply Baz Maz June 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    It is too bad people tell us to avoid grains all the time. I mean there are some amazing French, German, and Dutch pastries I love to eat once-in-a-while. Is it cheating once-in-a-while okay if you're consuming enzymes before eating them?

  • Reply Baz Maz June 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Many great ideas. Some other sites say if you have IBS to avoid the yolks and eat the whites. Too much conflicting information out there. Others recommend oats. I don't know if I would abandon oatmeal. I guess I will soak it along with nuts. Anyway, I do look like Dr. Axe's ideas in general. I definitely eat a lot of blueberries. I love blackberries. I definitely like dark grapes. I also like kiwi and pineapple for their enzymes.Almonds are considered high FODMAP and problematic for IBS people. I'm not really sure. Brazil nuts is considered low FODMAP., but Dr. Ruben is recommending almond milk. Would that okay be for someone with IBS? I definitely agree about using Ashwaghanda, Holy Basil, and Gotu Gola. Some of the stuff they recommend I would go for after I heal my gut more. Eggs and dairy that Ruben mentioned are often triggers for people who haven't properly healed their gut. I take lion's mane mushroom extract.

  • Reply Anand R Möorthy July 3, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Any veg brain boosters please?

  • Reply centpushups July 10, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Soil organisms is origin of all life. Or soil health as the health of the totality of microorganisms in the soils. Dead soil will just cripple your crops.

  • Reply raat kana July 13, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    love you guys, I've been watching ur vides for only 3/4 months, and already got lots of benefit by following your tips . Thank u so much.

  • Reply Shalom Shalom July 18, 2018 at 5:26 am


  • Reply S G July 20, 2018 at 2:23 am

    You get brain issues like Alzheimer’s from systemic Candida. Why do you think coconut oil has been reversing Alzheimer’s? Because coconut oil kills Candida! It’s not about the fat, it’s about the killing action on Candida. Why don’t other oils like olive oil work as well on Alzheimer’s? Because olive oil doesn’t kill Candida. My advice to everyone…do WHATEVER you can to kill off most of that Candida or you’re looking at some mental problems that won’t be easy to reverse….KILL IT ALL OFF, and don’t even give me that load of crap about it being necessary in the body. Just kill it. Also, you can’t get rid of Candida until you get rid of the metals in your body. It will just keep coming back no matter how clean the diet…get rid of the metals and it won’t come back no matter how much icrecream you eat. Cilantro pesto with garlic 3X a day with plenty of Chlorella will get the metals out. Make sure your magnesium and mineral stores are up in the body or you will have a hard time pulling out the metals.

  • Reply 10FC ULL August 3, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Please, more recipes, less bible bashing… thanks.👍

  • Reply 10FC ULL August 3, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Tip: keep your Rothschild connections under wraps.. that name makes my skin crawl. The Rothschilds are the root of all modern Evil.

  • Reply VokesMusic August 8, 2018 at 10:12 am

    You didn't mention the king of anthocyanins, Aronia.

  • Reply L A August 10, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Excellent video. Psalms 23 and 91 references very relevant and real.

  • Reply Marthy Girma August 30, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Thank u so much

  • Reply Dixie Normous September 3, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    7:20 oh man guy on the left looked pissed off at that comment

  • Reply Tesfalem Habtegiorgis September 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you great lesson I like it when you mention the paslm 91 .God bless you both.

  • Reply Miguel Ángel September 24, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Awesome man favorite Doctor's in the world..God bless this channel!!

  • Reply Jeri Penrose September 27, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Praise God for the two of you! Thank you for bringing in the wisdom of God’s word! You are making a difference!

  • Reply Seema Chauhan October 2, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Pure Almond oil used in indie for brain health for thousand of years ..

  • Reply Azariah Odubanjo October 5, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Love the bible references…thank you God bless

  • Reply Marco Bozzo October 6, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I now 8 secrets to make money

  • Reply deadinthewater October 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    You guys are awesome!

  • Reply deadinthewater October 8, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Oh God I love sweaty women!!!! 😍😍😍

  • Reply Dr.Thangadurai Ramasamy Raju October 9, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Whole grains are always good….

  • Reply Kari Sweeney October 12, 2018 at 3:52 am

    How is to be col d press I'll s ext r a credit

  • Reply Kari Sweeney October 12, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Explain how to e xx tract

  • Reply T H October 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I love that you reference the Bible scripture! You both are amazing 😊

  • Reply Miguelina Reyes October 16, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you both so much for all the good information!

  • Reply Davon Brown October 17, 2018 at 4:40 am

    I need help my mom has dementia I'm taking care of her I need help whar somebof things I need to get I'm going to the vitamin shoppe

  • Reply Maria Lancuba October 31, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    more volume please DR thanks gracias

  • Reply MetallicBlue1000 November 3, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Can you mention the best brands of these 8 things for brain.

  • Reply MetallicBlue1000 November 3, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Which is best bacopa, ashwagandha and tulsi

  • Reply JOhn WHiteClouD November 7, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Are these guys doctors?

  • Reply Cassie Jackson November 8, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I love the advice about Psalm 91 and what we speak out loud. Thank you

  • Reply Richard Jolley November 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    BS, Whole grains, energy food , good for the brain.

  • Reply Richard Jolley November 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    You guys need to start looking healthier, start working out at the gym.

  • Reply Richard Jolley November 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Another secret is to exercise and get fit, sweat, also 20 to 40 minutes of sunlight a day without sunscreen.

  • Reply MekaJ November 18, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Hi how much oil on your head
    And do you wash it you do it daily

  • Reply Obey Silence November 24, 2018 at 7:48 am

    One pint of beer, 3cups of omega3 and 5 duckeggs and don´t forget the garlic for your testosterone kick. That helps you focus better. You will ask yourself why beer? Sounds weird but is simple and straight forward. Beer contains a lot of healthy minerals like coconut water. You mix the whole thing, drink it in the morning and it will give you a great energy boost. Getting the start right is always the most important thing, then everything else follows!

  • Reply Mohamed Khalifa November 28, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Are you sure about oatmeal? I think is good for me

  • Reply 1-800- GRAMPS December 8, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    “Well ya gotta lay off the garlic and onions.. just kidding …” (the face ) lol

  • Reply Sin s December 14, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Guy on the left looks like a douchebag 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply fulo man December 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Man!! Oat meal have done miracles to my bowls and my hemorrhoid, can't stop now.

  • Reply Paula Riley December 22, 2018 at 12:39 am

    1st time watching this video…greatly appreciated!!

  • Reply Chris Faraday December 26, 2018 at 12:50 am

    SBO – Soil Based Microbes Championed here Teflonize the intestines and can cause long term trouble – I respect Jordan and his efforts – but we've moved beyond the 2000's

  • Reply Dianne Anderson December 28, 2018 at 12:01 am majority of reviews on Vetiver says it smells really bad.

  • Reply senait Tsegay December 28, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    God bless u guys. Using bible references which is the only truth to set everyone free. Thanks

  • Reply Octavia Moore January 1, 2019 at 10:32 am

    God bless you guys!… it's so nice to see a god fearing man who is not. afraid to speak the word of god🌺 god bless you my brother in christ🌺

  • Reply Jomo Jenkins January 2, 2019 at 4:01 am

    This episode is great .🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯I love it

  • Reply Taylor King January 2, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Dr Josh Axe would you please answer this question, for bone broth I cook Chicken Bone broth it has a fatty like look on top of the water / soup is this fat okay to have loads of or will you have a heart attack if to much at later life.?

  • Reply Pam Ackroyd January 7, 2019 at 6:21 pm


  • Reply Ernest Heau January 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Palm oil is one of the worst in terms of devastation of clearing forests to make palm oil plantations mostly in Indonesia. For MCTs go to coconut sources.

  • Reply PSSD PPDSD January 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm


    We Want a solution for The PSSD, Please..

  • Reply krs1 February 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, what wealth of information! Thank you!!

  • Reply Nadezhda Barylskaya February 15, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you guys for amazing informative video

  • Reply Ghada Abusalah February 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I heard at cconut oil is bad for body what the truth،?

  • Reply Anowar Hossain February 23, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    very nice

  • Reply S A February 25, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Fishes are poison now and everyone knows bc of ocean situation how can you tell people to eat fish OMG YOU SAID GEE And eggs to get Prostate cancer
    I can’t believe you guys you should guid people to eat more plant based than meat dairy and meat it’s 2019 !! Go educate yourself , don’t follow your grand grandmother diet

  • Reply Virgie Mata February 26, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    In Asia, people eat a lot of sardines, fish, eggs, fruits and vegetables and hardly est meat. Uses lots of herbs. that's why people either die of old age or accidents. Also almost every dish has garlic and onions. And most people do not drink soda, sliced bread, cereal or processed foods. Typical Breakfast is usually omelets with fresh baked bread rolls from a neighborhood bakery or fermented tofu with pancake syrup and boba, or fried rice with sardines or avocado with milk and sugar.. Plus, minimum wage is so low, you can afford 5 housemaids. I never heard of cancer until I moved here in America. Cancer is a slow death… horrible. America's business is sickness especially cancer because doctors get a lot of money from medical insurance and government gets a lot of taxes from medical income. I think it's a conspiracy. I feel sorry to Americans for FDA approving all these cancerous chemicals in foods. Sickness makes economy rolling. Sad.

  • Reply MEC MEC March 3, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Wow, thank you so much!!! I luv the info. but I really love how your teaching the Word as well.  AWESOME!  SO GLAD YOU GUYS ARE IN OUR LIVES!!  BLESSING TO THE BODY OF CHRIST & the World. LUV YOU!!!

  • Reply Jelly Bean March 4, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Unfortunately I can’t stand any sea food! 🤢 and I wish I did like it because I’ve been super depressed 😔

  • Reply lmankj March 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Nice one guys, great content. Will give it a try.

  • Reply Mary Nordseth March 8, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, goats are sweet!

  • Reply Kimberly Wright March 14, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Boost the brain lower the grain. I totally agree. I get so so tired when I eat bread.

  • Reply Kimberly Wright March 14, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Excellent work guys

  • Reply Juvy Smith March 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Always eating fish is very dangerous. Very, very high in Mercury.. The news last week. The old couple went for a cruise. The husband was eating fish every day while in the cruise after her husband was confused. He was rushed to the florida hospital. It was discovered in the blood test high mercury. So he was treated and was back to normal

  • Reply Tsai Samantha Si Li March 25, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Jordan needs to stop interrupting Josh!!! Annoying and distracting.

  • Reply Laney Jackson March 27, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Preach Jordan!

  • Reply Tammy Smith April 14, 2019 at 1:46 am


  • Reply Benson minja April 22, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Great advice but please would put writings below i fait to gate some Word

  • Reply Maggie Moodley April 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Thank u.great info.

  • Reply Suzylyn Sun May 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Thx! you guys are awesome for giving life saving advice free 😀

  • Reply Elvira Torres May 3, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    what about mucuna pruriens!!

  • Reply lera martinez May 11, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Dr Axe is gracious and informative as usual. However Jordan keeps interrupting and contrdicting Dr Axe. He has a lot of goog things to say, if he were not amtagonistic and condescending. Its very apparent and irritating. Also, he keeps talking about himself. I thought the point was to help the viewer understand more about brain health. Not to petition for an audience to know how Jordan and his family are so wonderful. So, Jordan if you dont know how you're comimg across, now ya know.

  • Reply J&J House Call May 13, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Great info!! We are glad we found your channel and subscribed!👍

  • Reply Meksparrow May 22, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Great reference to the Bible.

  • Reply Maitrayee Das May 23, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Dr Axe n Mr Rubin, when u two r in the lecture room, it rocks.

  • Reply Nick Foxer May 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Where oh where can I find this coconut cream kefir you speak of?!?

  • Reply Gail W June 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you Dr and Jordon

  • Reply M. S. June 5, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    You guys are true gem
    We Are so blessed to reach you
    May God bless you always

  • Reply Nora Kull June 9, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    You both are amazing!!! Thank you 🤗

  • Reply Purple Velvet June 11, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Hi Dr. Axe, 

    quick question – what if one has sensitivities towards blueberries and dairy can you still eat ghee? and well as other healthy natural foods and spices foods that one might have a sensitivity to ??

  • Reply Jakob poulsen June 12, 2019 at 9:54 am

    So much broscience.

  • Reply Annette Blackmon June 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    My favorite deodorant has Frankenstein, Coconut oil/milk, and Myrrh🌺💕🌈

  • Reply jc lee June 21, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Thank you Dr.Josh .likes more to watch your videos help me a lot. more power to your profession!.Godbless you

  • Reply Michelle My Belle June 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Best way to not get upset stomach/dry heaving from consuming organic raw coconut oil.

  • Reply Kettlie Nicolas June 28, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Good people thank you!

  • Reply Richard Silmai June 29, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Deepest appreciation for the great values that benefit others. Your supporter from Palau. Great day to you.

  • Reply Jo Ban July 6, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Thank you for educating us Dr. Josh Axe, GBU with more success 🙏🏼

  • Reply MIHAELA FRINCU July 6, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Dr Josh, your posts are a mine of gold and your guest is brilliant,
    Keep up the good work,doc!
    May God bless you both!

  • Reply kathyc68 July 8, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you for this…chock full of great information! In addition, thank you to Jordan for sharing God's Word! 🙂

  • Reply Zakaria Harameyn July 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I want now how older ere you

  • Reply Black Goddess July 10, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Why do you guys not stress lard and beef tallow or any animal fats???

  • Reply Lorna G July 14, 2019 at 10:01 am

    You both work well together and extremely informative and I am loving your videos thank you. Brilliant information

  • Reply Darice Ormerod July 17, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you for touching on this subject: I have alot of digestive issues ! My grandmother died 2 years ago from alzheimers!

  • Reply Vasanti Punchoo July 18, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    How to cope with concentration issues linked to my ibs.

  • Reply Nadir Yusuf August 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for the free informative information.

  • Reply Jessica DeGolyer August 7, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Quinoa is a seed not a grain. Same with buckwheat.

  • Reply Jeremy Truman August 13, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Amen, and we shall dwell in the shelter of the most high, haha unexpected. <3
    thx for the health advice. gotta be coherent these days – for the Devil walks about like a lion seeking who he may devour

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