8 Secrets to Boost Your Brain
Josh: Hey, guys.
Dr. Josh Axe here with Jordan Rubin.
You know, just a great episode today, Jordan.
I’m so pumped about talking about eight
secrets to boost our brain health.
And as we were talking before we started here,
everybody has a brain.
Jordan: Everyday does.
Josh: This is relevant to everyone.
Jordan: Not everyone uses it fully, but everyone
Josh: You know Jordan, today, there are so
many people that are struggling with conditions
of the brain.
You know I look at, you know, my grandparents
as they start the age and other of people.
And a lot of times, there are neurological
conditions that can affect family members
that are very dear to us.
And so things like Alzheimer’s, especially,
and dementia can be so devastating, Parkinson’s
disease, a lot of other neurological conditions.
You know, even things like depression and
ADHD and autism, a lot of these things affect
Today, we’re going to be over some of our
top tips, including essential oils, diet,
herbs, supplement remedies and other things
that can help your brain.
And I know, you know, even me on occasion,
if I’m really busy, I have a lot going on,
it’s easy to forget things.
Jordan: Oh, it’s no doubt.
Josh: Memory problems.
And so this is great for students.
Jordan: It is great for students.
Josh: I think it’s great for anybody.
Jordan: It’s great for athletes.
There are so many athletes now that hire personal
coaches to help them visualize, focus, etc.
So Josh is right.
Everybody has a brain, not everybody uses
it and not everybody retains it.
And I read a study that showed that the number
one fear of people as they age is not physical
disease, it’s brain disease.
And many of us, including myself, have had
parents or grandparents with dementia.
My grandmother had Parkinson’s.
And it’s hard to be with someone who doesn’t
know you, who mixes up decades and they really,
And I’ve known many people.
But folks that are younger, 30s, 40s, we all
have to work.
If you’re a sales person out there and you
want to boost your brain, I guarantee you
that you can function at a greater level.
And one thing I want to share, we love to
tackle topics and health conditions, but every
day on our program, you’re going to learn
tips that will help multiple systems of your
This is not a one-stop shop to fix one thing.
This isn’t a medical paradigm.
This is ancient medicine.
And I guarantee you what will help your brain
will help your gut, what will help your gut
will help your immune system.
So stay tuned, don’t turn the page.
This is something that is for everyone today
to boost your brain.
Because as your brain goes, your body goes.
Josh: We’ll, Jordan, let’s go and jump
on in right now.
Let’s start talking about the best diet,
the herbs, the supplement, your number one.
Let’s jump in and talk about step number
one or secret number one to boost your brain
health, grain-free diet.
Jordan: I believe that inflammation is driving
the majority of our brain issues.
And when you consume a diet high in grains
and polyunsaturated plant oils, you drive
brain inflammation and you alter the gut.
And, folks, we’re going to probably tell
you this 20 times today.
The gut is the second brain.
I remember when I was reading my very first
Previous to that, I read an amazing book by
Michael Gershon called, “The Second Brain.”
And it talks about how more dopamine, more
serotonin, neurotransmitters are in your gut
than in your brain.
And think about it.
When you go public speak or when you do something
like jump out on an airplane with a parachute,
you have butterflies where?
In your brain?
No, in your stomach.
So grains are destructive to your gut but
also your brain.
If you want to boost your brain, lower the
Boost your brain, lower the grain.
And that’s all grains.
There are some grains better than others,
we know that quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat,
sprouted, love black rice, but minimize the
grain to boost your brain.
I’ve got a question here from Tina, she says,
“Are quinoa and spelt okay?”
And one of the things that Jordan’s eluding
to here is that, it’s not necessarily that
they’re the worst foods ever, it’s not also
that they’re the best foods ever.
They kind of lie somewhere in the middle,
And it’s hard to kind of answer is quinoa,
or oats, or is rice healthy?
Part of it depends on the preparation process.
If you’re soaking your grains like quinoa
and then you’re sprouting them, and then slow
cooking them in a crockpot over a period of
12 hours in broth, that sort of grain is much
easier to digest than the grain raw or the
grain cooked, you know, for a short period
time and that type of thing.
So, again, it really depends.
But, in general, if you want to boost your
brain health and really focus on taking your
health of your gut and your brain to the next
level, we’d recommend going grain-free for
a period of time, or if you are going to consume
grains, make sure they’re sprouted and cooked
for a long period of time
Jordan: Now, we don’t talk about this today,
but grains that are high in starch can be
But seeds can be very, very good.
So seeds are wonderful for your brain.
We’ll talk about that a little bit.
But I wanted to mention that quinoa, it’s
arguable, whether it’s a grain or a fruit
or a seed, but what we do know is quinoa is
primarily made up of starch.
Starch causes digestive issues, which triggers
brain issues and those grains are high in
omega-6 fatty acids.
You want to lower those.
So reduce the grain to boost your brain.
Let’s jump into step number two here, Jordan.
Good fats, this is big.
I’ll tell you right now, I mean, one of the
things that a lot of us, I think, don’t realize
that, you know, your body is made up of a
lot of fat.
In fact, almost every cell in your body is
made from what’s called a lipid bilayer so
you are made up of fat.
And so, you know, it’s really true, Jordan,
we’ve heard the principle, “You are what you
eat,” and in certain ways, it’s especially
true with fat because . . .
Jordan: Well, except if you eat fat, you’re
Josh: That’s true.
Josh: Good point there.
Jordan: “You’re a fat head.”
Fat is key.
Josh, there’s a lot of research now on a ketogenic
diet, particularly for those with neurological
conditions such as epilepsy.
In fact, there’s research at Johns Hopkins
that’s dating back years, if not decades,
to the power of an all fat and protein diet.
Low carbohydrate to boost your brain.
So if you want to unlock the health of your
brain, it’s mostly made of fat.
And not just any fat, but a combination primarily
of saturated and omega-3 fats and phospholipids.
Also, there are some great antioxidants we
don’t even have time to get into, but one
of the best brain foods, and it’s been said
before, wild sockeye salmon.
In particular, sockeye because not only does
it have omega-3s but it also has powerful
astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant that
crosses the blood-brain barrier.
So keep that in mind, you want to make sure
to consume fatty fish.
Herring is good, mackerel is good.
You know one of the least expensive brain
boosting foods is?
Not only sardines but sardines with the bones
in it because that’s calcium as well.
I’ve met people before that are very aged
and they will say that they consumed a lot
Josh: Oh, yeah.
Yeah, I’m a huge fan of sardines, in fact.
Now, I like to do a lot of fish, but there
are certain fish that Chelsea doesn’t like
me eating because of the smell in the house.
But anyway . . .
Jordan: I don’t like you eating them before
our program either.
Josh: Well, you’ve got to lay off the garlic
I’m just kidding.
So we’ll talk about those later.
So good fats here, I want to talk about a
few specific fats and then have Jordan actually
mention a few other things about fats as well.
When Jordan mentioned saturated fats, some
of those fats you want to start adding in
your diet today.
Number one is coconut oil.
In fact, Jordan, I think you saw the article
written by the medical doctor out of Florida
who her husband had Alzheimer’s.
And she started supplementing his diet with
In fact, there’s even a diet today called
the coconut ketogenic diet because you’re
putting in extra medium-chain triglycerides
in the diet, which helps with ketone bodies
and things like that with the brain.
But, again, coconut oil, number one.
Cook with coconut oil on low temperatures
if you’re going to cook with it, add it into
a smoothie, do some coconut milk, coconut
Jordan: Coconut butter.
Josh: Coconut butter is fantastic.
Jordan: It’s great.
Josh: In fact, we’ll do chicken, Jordan, at
our house and we’ll do coconut shreds as the
actual breading for frying it up in coconut
So coconut, also ghee, that’s G-H-E-E, those
are short-chain saturated fats.
And then, I would also say something like
red palm oil.
I know there are some questions about sustainability,
but make sure it’s certified sustainable red
Those are all good sources of saturated fats.
And then long-chain fats, especially omega-3
fatty acids, as Jordan talked about, the best,
wild-caught fish for getting those.
And, of course, monounsaturated fats, getting
some olive oil and things like that can be
beneficial as well, but especially the saturated,
And Jordan mentioned specifically phospholipids,
which are found in astaxanthin, which is found
in wild-caught salmon and also even things
like caviar, right, Jordan?
Jordan: Caviar is an ultimate brain booster.
Fish roe and caviar have phospholipids and
squalene, which are both powerful for the
It was called, by some, “the quintessential
So if you can afford it, if you can find a
good source, they’re absolutely awesome.
You know what eggs I really love?
Now, I love chicken eggs.
Pasture-raised eggs are a brain booster.
We raise eggs on our farm, we’ll take you
there and show you sometime, but I love duck
eggs, goose eggs.
I even saw an ostrich egg one time.
I wouldn’t eat it myself, but I thought, “How
You must need a hammer to chisel that thing.”
It is about this big.
But duck eggs are cool.
They have a really strong protein backbone.
It fills a whole pan too.
It looks awesome.
Josh: Oh, yeah.
Chelsea and I, whenever we go down to Florida,
which we’re going here in a couple weeks,
Santa Rosa Beach, they have a farmers market,
and someone brings duck eggs.
And Chelsea and I love them because the yolks
are so big.
Jordan: They’re awesome.
I love yolks.
I don’t know about you, but the whole egg
white thing was not for me one bit.
The yolk is awesome and it’s loaded with phosphatidylcholine,
phosphatidylserine and lecithin.
Josh: You know, Jordan, when I have patients
who are on, you know, if I put them on something
more similar to like a GAPS diet or they have
major inflammatory bowel issues, one of the
things I’ll often times do is have them skip
the white and only do the yolk because, again,
it is so good for the brain and it’s easier
on the gut than the white itself.
So let’s go ahead and jump here into number
And by the way, hey, help us spread the message
You know, Jordan and I really are on a mission.
We want to help people prevent things like
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and memory issues.
You know, I love my parents more than anything
and, on a regular basis, you know, I’m giving
my parents supplements.
I’m going down to Florida and just sort of
counseling them on their diet and nutrition
because I love them so much.
And one of the things just want to encourage
you to do, if you’re watching this video,
now think about all the people right now that
need to know this information we’ve talked
There are so many people, Jordan, still, that
haven’t heard the ketogenic diet.
They think egg whites are better than the
Jordan: They eat lots of oatmeal for their
Josh: Lots of grains and not realizing those
are not brain-friendly.
They need to start changing their diet for
Jordan: And every mom out there, you owe it
to your students.
Josh: There you go.
Jordan: My wife homeschools.
We have six children.
It’s so imperative that your kids eat a brain-smart
diet, whether they’re homeschooled or they
go to school, start them off healthy.
I might even share a recipe with this one
. . .
Josh: Well, let’s do it.
Jordan: . . . called a blueberry bomb, which
is going to really be awesome.
But dark-colored fruits.
We’ve talked about this on every program one
way or another, but dark-colored fruits contain
And they’ve actually done a study on laboratory
animals, and I never quite understand the
poor mouse or rat that has to be subjected
to this, but they proved that an extract of
anthocyanin, which is the pigment in dark
fruits, caused laboratory animals to boost
their neurons and they went through a maze
much quicker than the poor mouse who didn’t
have the blueberry extract.
Dark fruits every day.
Blackberries are so abundant.
We grow them, dozens of acres of blackberries.
There are boysenberries, which are harder
to find maybe at your farmers market.
Where I find duck eggs, I find boysenberries.
Dark-colored grapes are awesome.
Muscadines, I don’t know if you can see, I
open my fridge.
I love muscadines.
Josh: The best, the best.
Jordan: They’re not great on your teeth
when you eat so many of the seeds.
Josh: The seeds.
Jordan: But muscadines.
There’s a Brazilian grape called jabuticaba.
Acai is a great dark-colored fruit.
I like to put it in smoothies.
Buy the frozen packets.
So acai is great.
There are many others.
So any fruit or even seed that is black, blue,
Purple carrots are high in anthocyanins and
those are really awesome as well.
The color purple, the color blue, it’s amazing.
You know, spirulina is a blue-green algae
and has some phycocyanin, which is anthocyanin
that is created by phytoplankton.
So that’s another great.
And then there are other algae as well.
So make sure to consume dark fruit.
So can I give my little smoothie recipe?
Josh: Actually, let me say this first.
Let me share what I had this morning for breakfast
then I can have you share.
So this morning, for breakfast, Jordan, I
actually had one of the king fruits of anthocyanins
and I had a cranberry smoothie.
Did cranberries, some vanilla bone broth protein
powder, coconut milk some green superfood,
you know, the algae in an organic super greens
powder, plus some cranberries, a lot of anthocyanin.
So let’s talk about your recipe for your blueberry
So, folks, understand that what we recommend
for our families may be different than what
you consume, but I’ve been a big consumer
of raw eggs, and I’m talking about 21 years.
And I had inflammatory bowel disease.
And if anyone had to be worried about germs
it was me.
But properly cleaned, organic, pasture-raised
eggs are amazing and your ancestors consumed
them raw in Caesar salad, ice creams, smoothies.
But I’m not suggesting you have to.
You could certainly do an egg-free recipe,
but here’s what I do.
I take two pints of blueberries, I’ll tell
you why at the end.
I’m sorry, it’s the equivalent of one pint.
So two small, what they call six-ounce clamshells,
one pint of blueberries.
I do either eight ounces of raw cream or an
entire can of coconut milk.
This is a lot.
I’m warning you, it’s a lot of food.
Six eggs, a little bit of vanilla extract,
and lately I’ve been putting some of that
tigernut flour we talked about just to boost
But the key is you’ve got blueberries, you
can go blackberries too, blueberries, eggs,
and a high fat, either dairy, coconut, you
can do almond milk as well.
You know what I did the other day?
I did almond milk in my blueberry bomb with
some of that coconut cream kefir that we both
So I do that.
It’s a lot it makes about two large cups.
And I crush it.
And we’re talking about six pasture-raised
egg yolks, one pint of blueberries, eight
ounces of high, healthy saturated fat.
I call it the blueberry bomb because when
you’re done that, it’s like, man, my memory
just got a boost.
Josh: That’s awesome.
Jordan: So and, actually, the fat is a great
delivery vehicle for the anthocyanins.
And I started this because my dad went to
a farmers market in Georgia and he met a woman
who had, I believe, stage III colon cancer.
And all she did, now this is a testimonial,
all she did was consume a pint of blueberries
from the first day of the farmers market open
in May till when it closed in September and
she was cancer-free.
So I thought, “You know what?
Blueberries are great anyway.”
And I said I’m going to make them better by
adding some fat to it, blueberry bomb.
There you have it.
Josh: Awesome, well done.
Jordan: Dark fruits.
That’s number three.
Josh: Great recipe.
Number four here are herbs.
Man, Jordan, there are so many great herbs
for the brain.
I know one of my favorites to use and, actually,
Jordan: Yeah, yeah, cover it there so…
Josh: So I’ll go and, well, I’ll have you
Josh: Here we go.
Jordan: My favorite brain herb is bacopa or
Bacopa or brahmi, also known as waterhyssop,
is an Ayurvedic herb.
Now, probably my top three for the brain are
Now, I know people will say gingko, periwinkle
is good, but my top is bacopa or brahmi.
Number two, ashwagandha.
Now, they all work differently.
Ashwagandha reduces stress.
And holy basil is number three.
So these are all Ayurvedic herbs that boost
brainpower, energize the brain, and have been
studied in dementia and pre-dementia.
So if you know someone who either has memory
issues, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, or you
want to prevent it, bacopa, ashwagandha, and
holy basil in tea form, in supplement form,
And there are many others.
Josh: Oh, yeah.
Those are some fantastic herbs Jordan.
Again, I know that some of my favorites, too,
on a regular basis, holy basil is great.
Just regular basil leaf is great too, actually.
Has some benefits for supporting the brain.
Some great ones there.
And, you know, we could get into others.
I mean, turmeric is obviously fantastic.
Jordan: Well, that’s next.
Josh: But ashwagandha is one of my favorites.
Hold on, hold on I forgot something.
Jordan: I can’t write very well so I’m not
going to do it.
But I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you,
it’s not an herb, but probably the most important
substance on the planet to boost the brain,
lion’s mane mushroom.
And I completely left it off and, by the way,
we grow mushrooms.
Sorry, everybody, I missed out.
But lion’s mane mushroom, otherwise known
as hedgehog mushroom or hericium, contains
compounds that rebuild the nerves.
It’s called nervine growth factor.
So if you want to know about the number one
supplemental or call it… it’s not an herb
because it’s a fungus.
The number one natural substance, I think,
for the brain is lion’s mane mushroom.
It’s the number one selling supplement in
health food stores for the brain.
And especially when you combine it with the
herbs we mentioned and the spices we’re about
So think lion’s mane for your brain.
Josh: I love it.
Let’s jump in here into spices, Jordan.
Obviously, there’s a difference between herbs
Spices, in most cases, being the more powerful
per gram and so some great spices here.
Why don’t you talk about turmeric?
Jordan: What can I say about turmeric, except
it is the number one way to prevent brain
It has curcumin and other compounds that cross
the blood-brain barrier.
And I even heard that when people from India
have undergone autopsies, they consume so
much turmeric that they literally have orange
or yellow in their brain.
I heard it on a documentary.
Turmeric is awesome.
Do it in teas.
We talked about doing it in juices.
Put it in broth because you need it every
And that’s just one spice.
So lots of spices here, as Jordan talked about.
Let’s go ahead and jump in here into number
six, essential oils.
Jordan: I talked about this, but I pour, every
day, frankincense, lavender, and rosemary
on my head.
And I quote from Psalm 23, “You anoint my
head with oil.
My cup runs over.
Surely, goodness and mercy will follow me
all the rest of my days and I will dwell in
the house of the Lord forever.”
And, you know, sometimes I’m a little goofy
but I thought to myself next time one of my
goats or sheep have three triplet girls, I’m
going to name them Shirley, Goodness, and
Josh: I love that.
Jordan: Wouldn’t that be kind of funny?
Josh: Oh, yeah, that’s awesome.
You know, I wonder if . . . you know, we read
in the Bible about all of the wisdom that
King Solomon had and they also reference cedarwood.
You know, cedarwood was known to be associated
with strength and wisdom biblically.
And cedarwood actually, in studies, has been
shown to improve symptoms of things like ADHD,
So some of my top essential oils for the brain
health, number one is rosemary.
Number two is actually vetiver.
Vetiver is so great for focus and concentration.
Number three is frankincense.
Number four is cedarwood.
Those are some of my absolute favorites.
And there are others that are great as well
You know, I think chamomile and lavender can
be good because they’re relaxing and stress
relieving on the body.
Jordan, so many diseases today are caused
by emotional stress.
If somebody you know is suffering from memory
loss, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, put them
on an essential oil program.
Have them bathe with essential oils.
Jordan: Put it on their feet, put it on their
Your head can handle almost any oil neat,
maybe minus oregano if you’ve got a cut or
scrape up there.
But I just put them on my head.
My daughter, Isabella, who’s going to turn
four this weekend, said, “Dad can you put
oils on my head?”
So I put lavender on her head.
But that’s a great place.
Head, feet, or, as I would say to her, head,
shoulders, knees, and toes.
Josh: And not to mention rosemary is also
great for naturally thickening your hair,
as is sage oil.
In fact, sage is another great oil for supporting
brain health, especially hormonal health.
Sage and clary sage.
So if you want to thicken your hair naturally,
the best oils to do so, number one rosemary,
number two sage, and number three is probably
an oil like cedarwood.
All of those are very good for naturally . . . I
think that’s how Jordan gets his luscious,
dark, thick hair.
I don’t know about luscious, but lustrous,
There we go.
Jordan: All right.
Any good brain regimen takes care of the gut
and probiotics are really important.
We’re actually seeing research now that probiotics
and fermented foods are helping to deal with
depression, functional memory, etc.
In fact, you know what is amazing as a combo,
probiotics and lion’s mane mushroom.
You’ve got bacteria and you’ve got fungi combination
I’m just sort of realizing that, but powerful
You need to be on a good probiotic.
We like a broad range of genera.
So bacillus, lactobacillus, sacrum, myces
and many others.
Fermented foods are great for the brain.
Fermented foods with fat are awesome.
That’s why we like that coconut cream kefir
because it gives you fats and it gives you
probiotics all in one.
Josh: Yeah, absolutely agreed, Jordan.
You know, one of the things I know that I
remember reading one of your books years ago
when my mom was struggling with gut health.
And we got turned on to soil-based probiotics,
And one of the things I remember you saying
in the book that you wrote is how they were
kind of like this demolition team coming through
and clearing out a lot of those pathogenic
bad bacteria and microbes out of the body.
So when you are buying a probiotic supplement,
make sure you’re getting one that has SBO
So soil based organisms, like Bacillus subtilis,
Bacillus clausii, Bacillus coagulans and other
Even looking for fungi in your probiotics,
some of the medicinal mushrooms as Jordan
has talked about, beneficial yeast.
So, again, you want to buy a probiotic that
contains soil-based organisms.
And I’ll mention this as well.
A lot of times, Jordan, people are taking
probiotic supplements that are not heat-resistant
So by the time they take them, they’re getting
very little benefit.
If you consume a probiotic with bacillus or
soil organisms, I’ve done it for 21 years,
really has made a difference.
That, combined with the raw eggs, of course.
But probiotics are key.
Make sure you’re consuming one every day for
your gut and your brain.
Makes everything work better.
This is another no-brainer for people who
suffer with memory issues.
Actually, this is really cool.
One of my mentors, Dr. Peter Rothschild, who
was a professor over me during my naturopathic
studies, he was really the father of soil-based
And he showed me a study that the use of soil-based
probiotics improved functional memory.
So what he did was they had . . . I want to
say it was a 12-digit number that they let
people look at for a few minutes.
Then he took it away to see how many people
came back and remembered it.
And when they added soil-based organisms to
their diet, their memory improved dramatically.
And that’s pretty awesome and that’s functional
We could all stand to memorize 12-digit numbers
Josh: Oh, yeah.
I mean, it’s incredible.
And, Jordan, this really gets back to one
of the root things we mentioned that at the
beginning of the program is that there is
a gut-brain connection.
When you look at so many diseases or issues
today, I know one of the things we’ll talk
about in the future are issues such as autism.
And one of the things that can happen, I’ve
taken care of hundreds of children with that
condition and we found when we got certain
things out of their diet, like gluten and
casein, and we start to working on repairing
the gut lining, all of a sudden the behavior
got better, the brain got better.
And it’s the same thing with so many different
Similar thing with depression and anxiety.
These conditions are linked to the health
of the gut.
As Hippocrates said over 2,000 years ago,
“All disease begins in the gut,” in the digestive
So that’s why probiotics are absolutely key,
repairing the gut lining, supporting digestive
health, in order to support the brain is absolutely
essential here as well.
So, Jordan, let’s jump right in here into
step number eight.
Jordan: Now, we’ve heard lots and many times
that using antiperspirants that contain aluminum
drives brain issues.
So, folks, heavy metals, particularly aluminum,
are very linked to neurodegeneration.
Heavy metals come from a lot of different
environmental factors, but heavy metals are
So if antiperspirants are bad, what could
be really good?
You know, they actually found recently lymphatic
tissue in the brain.
So if the brain is part of the lymphatic system,
you need to perspire.
I meet people, Josh, that say they haven’t
perspired in a decade.
Women are so afraid to perspire.
Think about it.
You need to sweat even if you are not a young
person, you don’t need to exercise vigorously,
but perspiration and whatever causes you to
perspire are both great.
Every morning, not only do I exercise but
I go in an infrared sauna.
Sweat, go outside.
Sun is also amazing.
We didn’t talk about vitamin D deficiency
and how that affects brain health, but get
You’ve got to sweat.
Josh: Yeah, love it.
I’ve got a question here from Mary.
She says, “Where do I put the frankincense
to get the benefits?”
What I would recommend with frankincense is
doing exactly what Jordan mentioned.
Anoint your head with oil or take the frankincense,
rub it on your temples, rub it on the front
of your neck and the back of your neck.
One other thing too, Jordan, I personally
use it internally.
I’ll do one or two drops on my thumb and actually
rub it on the roof of my mouth.
And I do that because the roof of my mouth
is connected to my sinus cavity, bringing
in those beneficial compounds in frankincense.
Jordan: And just smelling the bottle.
Josh: Inhaling them.
Jordan: Because inhaling goes through the
You know what else?
Add frankincense to an underarm preparation
because if antiperspirants are bad, isn’t
that a great vehicle to draw . . . it’s a
two-way street, folks.
Josh: Think about that.
Jordan: Put it in the lymphatic areas and
you might say, “Well, I can’t put it on my
What if it goes in my eyes?”
I think I told you I did one of those, “Oops,
I pulled out my orifice reducer,” which is
what they call the little dropper and I forgot.
And it was kind of dark because I wouldn’t
want to wake anybody up.
I went, thinking it was going to drop out.
Instead, it poured out and I got frankincense
in my eyes and it didn’t really do anything.
I was pretty nervous, but it was fine.
So I’m not telling you to put it in your eye,
but the head is a great place.
That’s one of the reasons why I get so frustrated
when children use shampoos that have all kinds
of chemicals because I know it’s a great medium
to be absorbed.
Josh: Yeah, here’s a homemade deodorant recipe
that I personally use.
Actually, I do a blend of sandalwood and bergamot
with coconut oil, baking soda and just a little
bit of beeswax.
Put it in a pan, let it melt and then turn
it into deodorant.
By the way, you can find these recipes if
you go to draxe.com, D-R-A-X-E, or just search
Dr. Axe deodorant.
We even have a probiotic deodorant on the
And then, Jordan, our new book coming out,
we actually have some great deodorant recipes
that aren’t even on my website yet.
So when that essential oil book comes out,
that’ll be amazing.
Jordan: And meditation and prayer, I want
to close with this.
I’ve met people before and when I asked them
this, they give an interesting answer.
Have you ever pictured yourself older?
Think about it.
I was recently talking to a good friend of
mine who said, “For years, I never could picture
myself older so I always thought I wouldn’t
live very long.”
It’s kind of a weird deal, but I quote Psalm
91 every morning while I’m in the shower.
I am a multitasker.
And while I would love to say that I do it
in a quiet closet on my knees, it’s while
I’m conditioning because you have to wait
two minutes anyway.
But I have quoted Psalm 91 every day for years.
One of my mentors who really taught me about
biblical eating had his family do it.
My family does it now, but at the end of Psalm
91, God’s talking to David and he says, “And
with long life will I satisfy him and show
him my salvation.”
So I don’t just quote Psalm 91, I started
And what I visualize during that part is me
sitting there with still darkish hair, older,
with a bunch of kids and grandkids and your
I think two of the greatest things you can
do to boost your brain to avoid Parkinson’s
and Alzheimer’s, keep a good memory, stay
Is to say, “I am young.
I am going to have a great memory.”
You know people curse themselves with their
It says in the Bible, “From the same mouth
comes cursing and blessing,” It shouldn’t
And the Bible goes on to say, “Freshwater
and saltwater can’t come out of the same spring,
but yet life and death come from the power
of the tongue.”
And so if you go around saying, “My memory
I always forget my keys.
My dad had Alzheimer’s,” it’s not good.
So picture yourself older and healthier, fully
functional and don’t be afraid to say, “My
brain is healthy.
My brain is strong.
I’m eating dark fruits.
I’m going grain-free.”
They can call it positive affirmation, whatever
I call it speaking the truth.
It’s very biblical.
It says in God’s Word, “As a man thinks in
his heart so is he.”
So think about yourself being healthy.
And if you know anybody who needs powerful
benefits to boost their brain or anything
else, watch our programs and make sure to
take advantage of our free eBook on the power
I’m not going to give this away, but tomorrow’s
program is going to be awesome.
Josh: Oh, yeah.
Jordan: It is something that everybody needs
We’re going to talk about the epidemic that
has increased easily 20 times since I was
And we’re going to talk about how to beat
it to really make your life much better.
We’ll see you guys tomorrow with more here
on, “Ancient Nutrition Today.”
Dr. Axe here.
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