Brainshape Podcast

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Synopsis

Host Dr. Andrea Wilkinson has a PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive Aging. She has been studying brain fitness and cognitive maintenance for over 15 years. The BrainShape Podcast discusses the hottest issues, topics, interests and concerns related to healthy aging and brain health for adults aged 60 and above, older adults, seniors and baby boomers who want to learn about how to stay mentally and physically engaged for as long as possible. What are the tips and techniques that promote successful aging? How do I age well? How can I improve my brain health and memory? How can I protect my brain against disease and illness? What is brain plasticity? How does food, nutrition and fitness affect the aging brain? What lifestyle promotes healthy and successful aging? Welcome to the BrainShape Podcast where Dr. Andrea answers all of your questions and so much more! Week after week, Dr. Andrea cuts through the noise of an ever growing, ever changing world of brain health. She shares her expertise on healthy aging and has in-depth conversations with experts and knowledge leaders. On this podcast, we talk about everything that impacts healthy aging from fitness, brain food, nutrition, socializing, sleeping habits, mental stimulation, meditation, the downside of brain games, memory, cognition, family, travel, lifestyle, habits, retirement, volunteering and so much more! Dr. Andrea gives you actionable and tangible tips, tools and techniques backed-up by real scientific studies that will get you inspired and help you to keep your brain in shape. To stay in touch with all things BrainShape, you can check out brainshape.ca and follow Dr. Andrea Wilkinson on social media @BrainShapeTO.

Episodes

  • Episode 124: Sleep, Pain, and Health with guest Dr. Dave Shirazi

    20/07/2021 Duration: 49min

    Sleep plays a foundational role in your overall health. Yet, there remains a low diagnosis and treatment rate of sleep apnea (a common sleep disorder). Tune in to learn about the links between sleep disorders, joint pain (such as TMJ; temporomandibular joint disorder), and migraines. Our guest, Dr. Dave Shirazi, specializes in treating TMJ and sleep disorders. He helps his patients deal with jaw pain, sleep apnea, snoring, teeth grinding, teeth clenching, and more! He is the Director of The TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Los Angeles & Conejo Valley.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/sleep-pain-health-dave-david-shirazi-tmj-sleep-therapy-centre-of-conego-valley-los-angeles Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 123: Vital Nutrients for Healthy Brain Aging with guest Dr. Edward Park

    13/07/2021 Duration: 52min

    What you eat (and don’t eat) plays a crucial role in the health of your brain. A large (and growing) body of research has linked specific dietary patterns - found in the Mediterranean and MIND diets - to protecting the brain and preserving mental functions with increasing age. Tune in to learn all about the vital nutrients you should be consuming to help your brain and body function optimally.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/vital-nutrients-for-healthy-brain-aging-edward-park-neuroreserve-relevate Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 122: Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging with guest Greg Macpherson

    06/07/2021 Duration: 30min

    Human DNA is a vibrant molecule that moves all the time, opening and closing, turning on and off genes, and generally sensing and responding to the environment. How well your DNA is functioning relates to the speed at which you age biologically. What can you do to support your DNA so that works optimally for as long as possible? Tune in to learn about the nine hallmarks of aging and how to tap into the power of your cellular health.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/harnessing-the-nine-hallmarks-of-aging-greg-mapherson Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 121: Flourish or Fade with guest Angela Gentile

    29/06/2021 Duration: 27min

    “Aging well” is an all-encompassing term that is defined as a holistic approach to growing older. It includes not only taking care of your physical body and your mind – but also your soul. According to our guest, Angela G. Gentile, there are ten dimensions of wellness that can be assessed and examined to optimize how you’re feeling on a daily basis: Physical, Emotional, Brain, Social, Sexual, Spiritual, Environmental, Recreational, Financial, and Occupational. Tune in to learn more!   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/flourish-or-fade-angela-g-gentile Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/  

  • Episode 120: Eat, Think, & Live Better with Jonathan Bailor

    22/06/2021 Duration: 43min

    Have you ever struggled to lose weight? Most people have been dissatisfied with their bodies at some point in their lives and have tried to lose weight using a "calories in vs. calories out" approach.  However, most people don't realize that their body is always seeking balance. So, if you eat fewer calories than your body needs to function, it will make adjustments (e.g., slow your metabolism down). Tune in to learn more from our conversation with Jonathan Bailor – creator of the movie Better.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/better-movie-jonathan-bailor Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 119: Staying Active with guest Dr. Angela Catic

    15/06/2021 Duration: 28min

    Staying socially and physically active is a cornerstone of health and well-being. When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, most people experienced a change in their daily routines and habits. But, the impact of social isolation on older adults - in particular - has been profound. How are you staying active and making an effort to maintain your mental well-being and physical mobility? Tune in to learn about the importance of staying active as you age and how to do so in realistic and sustainable ways.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/staying-active-promoting-healthy-aging-setx-gwep-angela-catic Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 118: How to Protect your Mental Energy with Dr. Andrea Wilkinson

    08/06/2021 Duration: 36min

    Your mental resources are limited. What are you doing that either preserves or drains the quality of your mental energy and vibrancy? In this episode, Dr. Andrea covers three tips you can use to help preserve your mental energy: 1. Monitor your consumption; 2. Do an energy audit; and 3. Implement healthy lifestyle behaviours. Tune in to learn more about what daily habits may be draining your energy and what you can do about it.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/how-to-protect-my-your-mental-energy-andrea-wilkinson Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 117: Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with guest Brad Yates

    01/06/2021 Duration: 36min

    Tapping (or Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a tool used to help reduce emotional distress, worry, stress, etc. This technique involves using your fingertips to tap along specific points on the body (primarily on the head and face) in a particular sequence. While tapping, the individual focuses on the issues they wish to address. Meridian tapping is based on the principles of acupuncture and has even been referred to as psychological acupressure. Tune in to learn more about the power of tapping!   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/tapping-with-brad-yates-emotional-freedom-techniques Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 116: Aaron’s Energy with guest Camille Dan

    25/05/2021 Duration: 55min

    Everything is energy. The sun, the stars and the earth are all energy. You are energy, and the flow of energy between you and your surroundings is constant. Your energy is being exchanged with every breath, feeling, and heartbeat. When you feel love ~ that is energy. It has been said that love is the frequency of the universe. Love transcends time and space – and if you are open, you can connect with the energy of people you have loved who have passed. Camille Dan, author of “Aaron’s Energy,” joins us.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/aarons-energy-book-camille-dan Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 115: Thrive State with guest Dr. Kien Vuu

    18/05/2021 Duration: 30min

    How can you leverage the power of bioenergetics to improve your health and help you get into a “Thrive State”? There are seven critical elements of bioenergetics that work together to optimize how your cells function. They include: Sleep, Nutrition, Movement, Stress Management, Mindset, Relationships, and Purpose. Tune in to learn more about bioenergetics, cell health, and how to optimize your well-being.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/thrive-state-dr-kien-vuu Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 114: Create Up Podcast Interview with Dr. Andrea Wilkinson

    11/05/2021 Duration: 55min

    In this episode, we share the audio from an interview Dr. Andrea did on the Create Up Podcast with Will Ennis. Create Up is a podcast where Will shares unfiltered conversations and stories with a roster of talented musicians, directors, comedians and more. In Dr. Andrea’s discussion with Will, she talks about getting out of your comfort zone, the power of habits, and the importance of being present in the Now. Tune in to hear the great conversation Dr. Andrea and Will Ennis have on the Create Up Podcast.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/create-up-with-will-ennis-podcast-interview-andrea-wilkinson Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 113: Brain Resilience + Creativity with Dr. Andrea Wilkinson

    04/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    In this episode, we share audio from one of Dr. Andrea’s past workshops where she talked all about brain resilience + creativity. Specifically, Dr. Andrea covers what you can do to cultivate a dynamically wired brain and how to protect it. She also explores the role of creativity in building and maintaining a resilient brain. Tune in to learn more about brain resilience + creativity!   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/brain-resilience-and-creativity-andrea-wilkinson Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/  

  • Episode 112: Building a Legacy of Love with guest Christy Yates

    27/04/2021 Duration: 37min

    Many people are navigating (or have navigated) the journey of caring for aging parents and their own children at the same time. Understanding the struggles and the growth opportunities that are found within the sandwich generation can be tremendously beneficial. How can you check in with yourself and give yourself the empathy, flexibility, and care you need to thrive? Tune in to learn more about thriving in the sandwich generation.   Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/building-a-legacy-of-love-thriving-in-the-sandwich-generation-christy-byrne-yates Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 111: Brain Vitality Blueprint (BvB) Client Review & Testimonial with guest Soma

    20/04/2021 Duration: 27min

    The Brain Vitality Blueprint (BvB) is Dr. Andrea Wilkinson’s 90-day signature methodology that teaches you how to craft your lifestyle + mindset to increase your physical energy and mental vibrancy (www.brainshape.ca/blueprint). In this episode, a past BvB client joins us to share her experiences working with Dr. Andrea 1-on-1, the struggles she faced before enrolling in the program, and her biggest takeaways. If you’re curious about the BvB, and wondering if it's for you, then be sure to tune in!   Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/brain-vitality-blueprint-bvb-client-review-testimonial-soma Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 110: Transition and Transformation with guest Kimberly Samson

    13/04/2021 Duration: 46min

    In this episode, we cover how to take the control back in your life and create your next best chapter. Where do you start? How can you begin to identify the blocks and barriers that are keeping you from showing up as the best version of you? Rediscovering who you are and transforming your life while in the midst of a transition is possible with the right tools and support. Tune in to learn more! Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/transition-and-transformation-kimberly-samson-the-midlife Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 109: Cultivating Hope with guest Kathryn Goetzke

    06/04/2021 Duration: 33min

    Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain outcome to happen; but, hope is more than a wish. It takes both positive feelings and inspired actions. Hope plays a crucial role in our health + well-being and can be cultivated through intentional action. Tune in to learn about the power of hope and how to bring more of it into your life.   Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/cultivating-hope-kathryn-goetzke-hopeful-cities Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 108: My Program Tour - Brain Vitality Blueprint with Dr. Andrea Wilkinson

    30/03/2021 Duration: 19min

    The Brain Vitality Blueprint (BvB) is my 90-day signature methodology to help you improve your mental vibrancy + physical energy through the integration of a healthy lifestyle. Together we optimize your daily habits and get to the root cause of the mindset blocks that are getting in the way of you showing up as the best version of you in Phase II. Throughout the program, I keep you on track + accountable on our weekly 1-on-1 coaching calls. To learn more about the BvB, visit www.brainshape.ca/blueprint.   Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/my-program-tour-brain-vitality-blueprint-andrea-wilkinson Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 107: All about Memory with Dr. Andrea Wilkinson

    23/03/2021 Duration: 23min

    In this episode, we share some of the audio from a past workshop where Dr. Andrea outlines the fundamentals of memory and how it works. She also covers how the memory centre of your brain (called the hippocampus) changes with age and the lifestyle factors that impact this special part of your brain. To get the most up-to-date information on virtual workshops that we will be hosting or have been invited to be a part of in 2021, join our email list by visiting www.brainshape.ca/email.   Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/all-about-memory-andrea-wilkinson Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 106: Movement & Mindfulness for Midlife with guest Sally Berger

    16/03/2021 Duration: 42min

    Everyone’s health journey is different. Some are at the beginning stages, while others have been on their health journey for many months, years, or decades. Regardless of where you are on the journey, one thing remains constant across all individuals – dedication. Every day you have to make the conscious choice to put in the effort. Health doesn’t happen by accident. It is an intentional pursuit that requires dedication to the vision you have created for yourself and your life.   Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/movement-and-mindfulness-for-midlife-sally-berger-fit-fab-fiftyish Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

  • Episode 105: Essential Oils with guest Jodi Cohen

    09/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    What are essential oils, and how do they impact health? Essential oils are concentrated natural extracts derived from plants, and they have been used since the beginning of human history for different purposes. Tune in to learn how essential oils can be used to positively impact your health – including calming your nervous system and optimizing your sleep. Read the show notes: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/essential-oils-jodi-sternoff-cohen Visit our website: https://www.BrainShape.ca/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrainShapeTO/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrainShapeTO Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainShapeTO/

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