Tag: Dr. Kristen Willeumier

  • Your Brain and Athletic Activities, Plus Booze and the Brain: Compelling and Knowledgeable, Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back With Insights, Bio Hacks, More

    When it comes to our brains, how much we move and what we eat and drink has a powerful impact on them and strongly affects our mental functioning. When it comes to movement, a recent article on US News’s website How to Prevent Athletic Injury by Training Your Brain talked about how we can use our brains to prevent injury while working out. To discuss this and more, we welcome back neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier to delve into how we can all be more mindful when it comes to partaking in athletic activities. Dr. Willeumier has provided us with a list of five bio hacks that people might want to consider when it comes to their athletic endeavors. As far as what we eat and drink, Dr. Willeumier goes into detail about how alcohol has a negative impact on the brain.

  • Doctors Taking Patients Food Shopping? Energetic and Insightful Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Back to Discuss that and More

    An article on CBS LA's website titled, Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients was published recently. The piece took a look at how some doctors are taking their patients to the grocery store to shop for healthier foods, as an alternative to prescribing medicine. Various studies have shown that improving eating habits can lead to improved heath and diminished challenges to the well-being of a host of people. A particularly important question is how best to get people to change what they eat. To speak about this topic, we welcome back neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier. Kristen focuses on brain health and has experience when it comes to diet and exercise. She has conducted weight loss classes with former NFL players, within the context of improving brain health. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment.

  • Our Favorite Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back: Discusses Pre-Super Bowl 51 Events, Former New York Jets Great Mark Gastineau’s Health Challenges, More

    A few weeks ago, Dr. Kristen Willeumier had the opportunity to attend some pre-Super Bowl 51 events in Houston. While there, the neuroscientist met some NFL players. Above, you can see a picture of her with former Buffalo Bills star Thurman Thomas. We welcome back Kristen to talk about her experiences at some of the events in Houston, leading up to Super Bowl 51. Speaking of former NFL players, it was recently reported that New York Jets great, all-time team sack leader, Mark Gastineau was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Willeumier provides us her thoughts on Mr. Gastineau and the challenges he faces. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this CYInterview.

  • Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Super Bowl Bound: Gives Tips For Brain Healthy Super Bowl Foods

    This coming Sunday, millions of Americans will watch Super Bowl 51. A good portion of them will indulge in a variety of snack and party foods. If you are going to a Super Bowl party and want something that is good for the brain and overall health, what would be some good snacks to eat? We welcome back neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier to answer that question. From nuts to baked sweet potato fries, she shared with us some great ideas on healthy foods you can make or have at your Super Bowl party this coming weekend. Speaking of the game in Houston, Kristen will actually be there. She fills us in on that and her hopes to spread her brain health knowledge during the Super Bowl festivities.

  • 2017, Make it a Year for Brain Health! Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back to Give us Insight and Information on Improving Our Brains

    We made it. It is a new year, 2017. What will it bring? In so many ways, this year will be what we make of it. It could be the best year of our lives. Yet, for that to happen, we must take charge of our lives. This is particularly important when it comes to our health. When we think of our health, we often focus on things like losing weight. Perhaps, we might consider getting off the weight gain/weight loss merry-go-round and adopt a lifestyle that has us maintaining our weight. We will get into that subject in a future segment.

  • Putting the Brakes on the Holiday Feeding Frenzy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier and Golden Age Bodybuilder Ric Drasin of Ric’s Corner on YouTube, More

    For many of us, the last few weeks have been a time of power eating. For some, this began with bingeing on Halloween candy. For others, Thanksgiving was the moment that the feeding frenzy kicked off in earnest. Oh, and watching football on the weekend while grazing on nachos, chips and pizza has probably not aided us in the battle of the bulge either. With us on CYInterview, to share their perspectives on keeping our weight under control, are two extraordinary individuals. Thankfully, both of them have been with us on a variety of other occasions over the years. Individually, they have shared their insights and anecdotes from their respective areas of endeavor. Now, for the first time, we have paired them up – and what a dynamic duo they make!

  • Ever Dynamic Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back with Advice on Happily Avoiding the Holiday Feeding Frenzy

    The holiday season is here. People are celebrating special days all across the world. In some cases, people will eat a larger main course and more dessert. So how does one navigate the eating bonanza of the holiday season? To help with this, we welcome back neuroscientist and CYInterview regular Dr. Kristen Willeumier to tell us how we all can eat well during the holidays. While at the Amen Clinics, Dr. Kristen Willeumier taught weight loss courses that included former NFL players. She tells us we should all practice something called mindful eating, where we take note of what we are eating and what types of foods we are consuming.

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    Sharp, Smart and Charismatic, Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Spends Time with Us Discussing Fasting, Its Different Forms and Potential Health Benefits

    When it comes to your health, particularly brain health, why might fasting be beneficial? It is a good question. Recently, it seems, there has been interest in the concept of fasting as a tonic for good health. As with anything related to diet and exercise, it is important to speak with your physician before undertaking a fast. If you are looking for an in-depth discussion about how fasting might be useful for you, look no further. In an almost one hour discussion, neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier and featured columnist Jay Bildstein discuss a variety of topics related to the subject. Kristen, for example, says she is a veteran of the master cleanse and has undertaken it for up to a week at a time. She says it is something she has firsthand experience with for almost 20 years.

  • Articulate and Forward Thinking Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Talks Football, Concussion, Brain Health, More

    With football in high gear, the focus on the health and well-being of players, at all levels, is sure to continue. It seems fair to say that whether it is in the NFL, college football, high school football, etc. some athletes may experience some form of concussion, owing to the contact/collision nature of the game. Is enough being done when it comes to protecting players? To gain some perspective, we welcome back the articulate and forward thinking neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier, to share her thoughts on the steps the NFL has taken in regards to concussions. During her career in the field of brain health, she has worked with a variety of former NFL players, striving to provide ways for their lives to be improved after the game.

  • Beauty and the Brain: Amen Clinics Research and Weight Loss Director, the Dynamic and Insightful Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., Back With the Low Down on Improving Our Brains While Benefiting Our Looks!

    We live in a looks obsessed society. Beauty is a multibillion dollar industry. Images, be they online, on television, in the movies or in magazines, fill our minds with visions of physical excellence seemingly beyond our grasp. And while looks garner a huge share of our attention, our brains - repositories of imagination, intellect and emotion - hardly get any attention at all. There are, however, people dedicated to studying the brain and helping us improve brain function. One of those individuals is Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., Research and Weight Loss Director at the renowned Amen Clinics in Southern California. I have had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Willeumieur on a number of occasions, on CYInterview, along with my colleague Chris Yandek. Dr. Willeumieur is a neuroscientist who is able to take seemingly complicated concepts of brain chemistry and brain function and make them clear and understandable. That said, we thought we would pose to her some questions about improving the function of our brains while working at improving our looks.