53 minutes | Feb 23rd 2021

Nourishing the brain | Gemi Bertran

When something is under a lot of stress, that something tends to break. The same thing can happen with the human body--and that’s exactly what happened with Gemi Bertran. Working full-time as a single mother and a full-time student, Gemi was under a tremendous amount of stress. “My brain broke,” she says. “My body wasn’t following the orders I was giving it.” Doctors couldn’t figure out what was happening to her either. As a result, Gemi turned to researching on her own. She started studying the brain, its behavior, its neural pathways, and ultimately how to work, live life and manage stress. Listen in! Timestamped show notes 01:57 - Tactics and tips 03:20 - Curbing the anxiety 05:52 - Gemi walks us through her day 07:31 - Achieve what makes you happy 09:11 - Helpful superfoods 13:23 - Developing new habits 18:48 - Sugar decreases the neurotransmitters in your brain 23:43 - Check ingredient labels! 28:43 - Avoid stress eating, work out! 33:29 - Understanding how the body works 34:14 - Gemi shares how her journey started 36:39 - Despite her condition, Gemi tried to push forward 38:03 - Pushing yourself past your limits all the time is not healthy 40:01 - One thing many cultures’ traditional medicine has in common is food 40:54 - Meditation is key 44:48 - In the US, mental health problems aren’t addressed at the root cause 46:12 - It took Gemi 1 and a half years to recover 47:31 - Gemi helps out soldiers, veterans, and others with mental health issues 48:56 - Falling back into old habits is normal 50:26 - Keystone habits 51:23 - How to reach out to Gemi Links Nourish the Brain: https://www.nourishthebraininstitute.com/
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