Today we welcome our guest, Dr. Austin Perlmutter!
Austin Perlmutter, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His academic focus is in understanding the decision-making process, how it is influenced by internal and external factors, and how it changes our health and illness outcomes. Austin, along with David Perlmutter, M.D., is the co-author of the forthcoming book Brain Wash. He is also interested in methods of improving burnout and poor mental health in the medical field. He writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain.
1:37 Our special guest today - Dr. Perlmutter!
2:37 Focusing on chronic disease
4:20 Why patients don’t follow through on healthy plans
4:43 Bridging the gap between information & action
5:35 The brain and decision-making
7:50 How we can make better decisions
8:47 Sleep affects your decisions
10:00 Why it’s not your fault!
11:24 Parts of the brain & their function
12:27 The Amygdala
13:25 The Prefrontal Cortex & Empathy
16:22 Acute and chronic stressors & Saber-tooth tigers
17:16 How stress kills the brain
18:00 The problem in our modern world
19:25 Negativity bias
21:50 Sleep deprivation
24:53 Top-down processing
26:21 Making the decision to eat the cookie or not
27:45 Evolution behind sweet foods
29:36 Why nature is so good for us
34:45 How meditation makes you more productive
37:37 What people really care about
38:46 The Brain Wash 10-Day plan
41:07 New Year’s resolutions
43:58 Back doors into good decision-making
45:15 How the brain is rewired
47:49 Stress hormones & Prefrontal cortex
48:26 Writing the book with his Dad
50:30 Generational differences with tech
53:30 Health trends of 2020
55:14 Book release is January 14th
56:28 One piece of advice from Dr. Perlmutter
58:28 Thanks for joining us!
PRE-ORDER: Brain Wash - releases January 14th!