A Life Thriver Aspirant

Science and Health

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On this page, I share the books and podcasts that have shaped my understanding of the complex science behind our brain and body, spanning across various disciplines with a strong emphasis on neuroscience. These resources have guided me to enhance my health and mental well-being. I’ve selected each one for its ability to translate complex scientific concepts into actionable insights that can help foster a healthier, more informed lifestyle.

All the links provided are independent and not affiliated with me. I gain no benefits from sharing this list; it’s my way of passing along valuable resources that have made a difference in my life and expressing gratitude towards those who have shared their knowledge.

The Huberman Lab by Andrew Huberman

Format: Podcast

Mind over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, M.D.

Format: book

Feel Better, Live More by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Format: podcast, books

“The Huberman Lab” by Andrew Huberman is a comprehensive exploration of neuroscience and human behavior, offering insights into optimizing brain function and improving overall well-being. Dr. Huberman, a prominent neuroscientist, delves into topics such as sleep, stress, motivation, and learning, providing practical strategies backed by scientific research. Regardless of one’s personal beliefs or lifestyle choices, delving into the content of this book can offer valuable insights into the workings of the brain and how to harness its potential for a more fulfilling life.

“Mind Over Medicine” by Lissa Rankin, M.D., explores the profound connection between mind and body, advocating for the use of mind-body medicine to promote healing and well-being. Dr. Rankin presents compelling evidence and practical techniques to empower individuals to harness the mind’s potential for self-healing and to complement traditional medical treatments. If you’re seeking inspiration and guidance on your path to health, this book is a must-read that can ignite a profound shift in your approach to healing and living vibrantly.

“Feel Better, Live More” by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is a captivating exploration of how small changes in lifestyle can lead to significant improvements in overall well-being. As a listener of his insightful podcast, I was drawn to Dr. Chatterjee’s approach to health, and his book further expands on his valuable insights and practical advice. Whether you’re a fan of his podcast or seeking transformative guidance, Dr. Chatterjee offers a roadmap to feeling better and living a more fulfilling life.

Sleep Diplomat by Dr. Matthew Walker

Format: Book, podcast

The Circadian Code by Dr. Satchin Panda

Format: book

Breath by James Nestor

Format: book

Dr. Matthew Walker, widely known as the “Sleep Diplomat,” is a renowned neuroscientist and sleep expert dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of sleep and its profound impact on human health and performance. Through his research, writing, and public speaking engagements, Dr. Walker advocates for prioritizing sleep as a critical component of overall well-being and productivity.

“The Circadian Code” by Dr. Satchin Panda explores the significance of aligning daily activities with the body’s natural circadian rhythms for optimal health and vitality. Dr. Panda, a renowned circadian biologist, offers insightful guidance on how to synchronize lifestyle habits such as eating, sleeping, and exercising with our internal body clock, providing valuable insights into enhancing overall well-being.

“Breath” by James Nestor is an eye-opening exploration of the underestimated power of breathing, delving into its profound impact on physical health, mental clarity, and emotional well-being. Nestor’s research and insights reveal the transformative potential of simple breathing techniques, offering readers practical guidance on how to optimize their breath for improved vitality and resilience in all aspects of life.

The Insuleoin Podcast - Redefining Diabetes by Eoin

Format: podcast

the source by dr tara swart

Format: book

David Eagleman

Format: books

“The Insuleoin Podcast – Redefining Diabetes” by Eoin is a valuable resource that provides insightful perspectives and practical tips for individuals navigating life with type 1 diabetes. Eoin’s podcast offers a supportive community and empowering discussions that have proven to be invaluable for those seeking guidance and inspiration in managing their condition. As a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic, tuning into Eoin’s podcast was a game-changer, offering a wealth of knowledge and encouragement to navigate the journey with resilience and optimism.

“The Source” by Dr. Tara Swart is an illuminating guide to understanding the neuroscience behind human behavior and potential. Dr. Swart’s accessible yet comprehensive approach makes this book an excellent starting point for those eager to delve into the complexities of the brain and unlock their true capabilities. Whether you’re a newcomer to neuroscience or seeking deeper insights into the workings of the mind, “The Source” offers valuable knowledge and practical techniques to enhance personal growth and well-being.

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and author renowned for his captivating exploration of the human brain and consciousness. His books, including “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain,” “Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives,” and “The Brain: The Story of You,” offer thought-provoking insights into the mysteries of the mind, consciousness, and perception. Eagleman’s engaging storytelling and accessible explanations make his works an ideal choice for readers interested in unraveling the complexities of the brain and understanding the nature of human experience from a scientific perspective. Whether you’re new to neuroscience or a seasoned enthusiast, Eagleman’s books provide an enriching journey through the depths of the mind.

The ADHD Advantage by Dr. Dale Archer

Format: book

The Dyslexic Advantage by Fernette Eide and Brock Eide

Format: book

“The ADHD Advantage” by Dr. Dale Archer is a groundbreaking exploration of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that challenges common misconceptions and highlights its potential strengths. Dr. Archer’s insightful book reframes ADHD as a unique cognitive style with inherent advantages, offering practical strategies for individuals to harness their strengths and thrive in various aspects of life. Whether you’re personally affected by ADHD or seeking a deeper understanding of the condition, “The ADHD Advantage” provides empowering insights and actionable advice for unlocking your full potential.

“The Dyslexic Advantage” by Fernette Eide and Brock Eide is a groundbreaking book that reframes dyslexia as a cognitive difference with inherent strengths and advantages. Through compelling research and personal anecdotes, the authors explore how dyslexic individuals often possess exceptional creativity, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving skills. This insightful book not only provides a deeper understanding of dyslexia but also offers practical strategies for leveraging its strengths to achieve success in academics, careers, and everyday life.