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Do you often feel stressed? Does worry affect your sleep? Did you know stress can also influence the health of our brain? Today’s guest, Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf, explains the importance of getting good nighttime rest as a way to strengthen our brains and immune systems. Dr Lonsdorf is an integrative physician and Ayurvedic practitioner who specializes in Women’s Health & Executive Wellness.
She was named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by the Chicago Tribune and received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University.
Today she explains how if we have chronic, repetitive stress it can damage our brain's hippocampus. The more chronic the stress, the less time the brain has to heal. We are programmed to heal. You can have a good memory and sharp mind even at an older age. Yet, sleep may become much more fragmented as we get older. This is our most restorative time and it’s important for the cleansing, circulation system in our brain to flush and build our immune system. As an author, speaker, and educator she shares her knowledge today in women’s health, brain health, and executive wellness so we can have optimal brain energy and clarity.
Dr. Lonsdorf is the bestselling author of four groundbreaking books on integrative health and wellness, including: “The Healthy Brain Solution for Women Over 40,” “The Ageless Woman,” and co-author of “A Woman’s Best Medicine” and “Your Mind-Brain Reboot.”
She offers free self-care quizzes to determine your Ayurvedic stress type and digestive type, along with personalized weekly tips to set you on the path to greater health and well-being, naturally. Info: www.drlonsdorf.com