Episode #143: Interview with Dr. David And Austin Perlmutter on Why We Make Poor Decisions + Tips to Overcome the Desire of Instant Gratification & Technology Addiction, and How to Clean Our Brains

March 23, 2020

We are surrounded by information, and many of us know what we need to do to be healthier, so why don’t we do it? Why is there such a disconnect between information and implementation? Can we learn to make better decisions? In this week’s blog and podcast, I discuss why we often make poor choices with doctors David and Austin Perlmutter, and how we can overcome the curse of instant gratification and technology addiction, detox our brains and live happier lives.

Podcast Time Highlights

-5:19 What is mental hijacking?

-8:50 The disconnection syndrome

-11:40 Why is empathy so important?

-14:05 How do we take back control of our mind?

-20:40 How instant gratification damages the brain

-33:55 Inflammation and depressive thinking: is there a link?

-41:10 Narcissism and the plague of tribalism 

-54:25 How to work with family

-59:00 How to raise successful, smart and healthy children

-1:01:37 Current wellness trends: the good, the bad and the ugly


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