We are pleased to have Evan Brand of Not Just Paleo on the podcast. Evan is a great educator, and he embraces a 'no BS' approach to health care.
In college, he got sick and depressed, but learned about nutrition, omega 3 oils, vitamin D and more to improve his health. He also dropped out of business school (where he wasn't happy) and went to work on park land. This dedicated, full-time time in nature was very therapeutic for him.
Evan shares that plants emit compounds that benefit our immune system, and how communing with nature lowers and manages our stress. He teaches about the neurotransmitters that shape our moods, how we self medicate with foods and drink, and how we can break those habits. He also shares the testing method he uses to observe neurotransmitter activity.
There are lots of other great nuggets in here, such as how Facebook can affect our mood, and how we can get addicted to the rush of modern pleasures, at the expense of our natural mood regulation.
Evan's Podcast, and he highlights episode #44 with Dr. Albert Mensah
Evan's YouTube video on nature and how it benefits us
National Geographic article on benefits of nature and integrating in nature to urban folks
The Mood Cure by Julia Ross
The Diet Cure by Julia Ross
Evan's website, Not Just Paleo, and free consult offer
Evan also appears on our upcoming summit, Hormones: A Women's Wellness Summit. We hope you can just us for this free summit with 35 experts! Starts April 11, 2016.