episode #212

Blood Sugar, Testosterone, & Brain Health with Dr. Datis Kharrazian



What does inflammation look like and how does it manifest in the brain? The term hypoglycemia is thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean to be hypoglycemic? Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Datis Kharrazian explore the ins and outs of brain sensitivity, excess insulin, how exercise affects our blood sugar, and the effects of testosterone in both men and women. Tune in to get expert tips on how to build a healthy brain.

Episode Overview:

  • 7:25 Introduction
  • 10:30 Welcoming Datis
  • 11:29 What Inflammation Is & How It Manifests In The Brain
  • 14:10 Activation Of Microglia
  • 18:00 Hypoglycemic
  • 22:03 Brain Sensitivity To Excess Insulin
  • 27:00 Blood-Brain Barrier
  • 30:38 Flavonoids & Fasting Insulin Rehabilitation
  • 36:11 Exercise And Blood Sugar Control
  • 38:50 Circadian Biology and Lack Of Sleep
  • 44:00 Stress
  • 47:37 Hormones & Low Testosterone In Men
  • 53:00 Impact On Testosterone On The Brain In Men
  • 56:20 Testosterone In Women
  • 1:00:00 Menopause & Perimenopause
  • 1:06:00 Adrenals & Healthy Diet
  • 1:10:43 How To Build A Healthy Brain
  • 1:12:30 The Role Of Oxygen In The Brain
  • 1:18:39 Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!