15: The Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle

Brant Cortright, Ph.D., is a highly respected clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His consulting practice specializes in cutting-edge brain health and neuroscience-informed depth therapy. He is the author of two previous books "Psychotherapy and Spirit" as well as "Integral Psychology". And he most recently came out with the book "The Neurogenesis Diet". He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been featured on the Bulletproof Radio podcast with Dave Asprey.

  • 01:30- What is Neurogenesis?
  • 03:20- Quality of Life and Neurogenesis
  • 07:00- Depression
  • 13:00- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • 19:00- Supplements to Increase Neurogenesis
  • 20:08- Catch 22 of Coffee (caffeine)
  • 24:20- What slows down the rate of Neurogenesis
  • 25:30-Optimal Brain Functioning Foods
  • 26:25-Vegetable oils and oxidized fats
  • 28:45- Blood Test you need to get!!!
  • 32:40- Accelerated Aging and Sugar
  • 35:00- Brant's Diet
  • 36:30- Alzheimer's
  • 41:00- Best exercise for Neurogenesis (single most important thing you can do)
  • 44:30- Supplement that keeps new brain cells alive, 100% survival rate!!!
  • 46:20- Animals Experiments
  • 48:50- Two Spiritual practices for Neurogenesis
  • 51:10- Stress (Good vs. Bad)
  • 56:20- Pregnancy (Increasing Child's Neurogenesis)
  • 59:30- ADD/ADHD
  • 1:01:30- Brain Games 
  • 1:04:09- Cognitive Reserve
  • 1:06:20- What the Neurogeneis Book Covers
  • 1:09:11- Read the First Chapter for Free

Links to sources discussed:


Life Extension Omega 3

Nordic Natural Omega 3

Vegetarian Omega 3


Caffeine Free Green Tea Extract

Decaf Coffee



Blueberry Juice

Hemoglobin A1c



Alzheimer's Association

Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone