Beyond Beauty With Nik Toth

10: Optimizing Your Metabolism And Cognitive Fitness Over 40

February 07, 2023 Nik Toth Season 1 Episode 10
Beyond Beauty With Nik Toth
10: Optimizing Your Metabolism And Cognitive Fitness Over 40
Show Notes

Did you know that being a woman puts you at more risk for Alzheimer’s disease? And the number one way to prevent this is by prioritizing the sexiest part of the body: the brain!

In this episode, we sat down with Barbie Boules, a registered dietician and certified health coach, to talk about brain health and preventive measures for Alzheimer’s disease. This segment is filled with research-backed nutrition tips to keep your sugar and estrogen levels balanced and how to develop and maintain sleep and exercise habits to optimize your brain health.

Remember, the groundwork for a healthy 50’s starts in your 30’s. But it's never too late to start. Enjoy the episode!

Key Points in this Episode:

  • Why Beauty equals peace [1:58]
  • The secret to looking like 32 in your 50’s [3:00]
  • Looking young relies on these three things [4:09]
  • Brain health depends on metabolic health [6:13]
  • Women are more at risk for Alzheimer’s disease [7:04]
  • Symptoms of perimenopause and how to manage them [8:19]
  • Wellness goes beyond outward appearance [10:07]
  • Brain health determines how healthy someone is [10:33]
  • Preventing Alzheimer’s disease starts at 30 [11:51]
  • How to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease [12:41]
  • Why you need to balance your starches and sugars with proteins and fats [13:14]
  • Different types of food to help maintain estrogen balance [13:42]
  • How exercise and sleep affect brain health and metabolism [14:09]
  • When you sleep determines the quality of sleep you get [15:49]
  • Don’t sleep on the couch! [16:35]
  • How to fix a messy Circadian rhythm [16:41]
  • Food combining 101 [18:08]
  • Our bodies are intelligent; we need to listen to them more intently [21:37]
  • Find what works for you [23:09]
  • Start creating good habits while you’re young; but also, it’s never too late to start [26:52]
  • Why you need to manage stress intentionally [28:38]
  • Make an appointment with yourself daily to do something that you enjoy [30:17]
  • Why meditation does wonders for inner alignment [31:36]

Episode Resources

Brain Food by Lisa Mosconi

Barbie Boules’ Website

Connect with Barbie on Instagram

Connect with Barbie on LinkedIn

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