Kayla Barnes: Science-Backed Brain Hacks For Mood + Memory + Mental Health


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In this week's episode, I sit down with certified brain-health coach Kayla Barnes to peel back the curtain on biohacking and brain health. We take a look at the latest scientific-backed wellness tools and tips to elevate your cognitive function and say goodbye to brain fog once-and-for-all. By understanding the way our hormones and gut play a role in our brain's health, we can start to see exactly how we can hack our way to a healthier brain. From the best foods for brain health, proper sleep hygiene, and whether or not alcohol can be healthy, we go over everything you've ever wanted to know about brain health, mood, memory and mental health.

Kayla Barnes is an entrepreneur, certified brain health coach, and biohacker with a mission to help her clients and community achieve optimal health through science-backed and proven approaches. Barnes has been named one of the top longevity leaders globally and has been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, Byrdie, BeWell, Biohackers Magazine and more. Barnes has a background in nutrition and has trained under the renowned brain doctor, Dr. Daniel Amen.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • Why you should care about your brain’s health and some of the top ways to radiate its productivity
  • How hormonal and digestive issues have a direct correlation to your brain’s health
  • All about alcohol consumption in regards to its impact on sleep and overall brain productivity
  • Why sleep is so critical for optimizing your health and what exactly a perfect night’s sleep looks like
  • A day in the life of a brain healthy diet
  • How you can cook gut-healthy fried chicken!

Links to things I talked about in this episode:

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Dr. Will Cole

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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.