Hang tight everybody! Today’s episode was a doozy! I was joined by Corey Deacon, the co-founder and Medical Director of Neurvana Health, a clinic in Calgary that focuses on brain health and something called Quantitative EEG (qEEG). Now, Corey’s credentials are exhaustive! He has a Doctorate in Natural Medicine, he’s a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and he’s a member of The Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners Canada™. Corey has extensive experience exploring how lifestyle has an effect on brain health. And not just brain health as it pertains to concussions or trauma, but as it pertains to anxiety, depression, ADD, and some of the more functional disorders that are quite frankly systemic in our population.
In this episode, Corey and I went deep into the science — we seriously geeked out on some of the things that you should be looking at in your own lifestyle, how you can start to make shifts on a daily basis, and the top three things that we are both seeing affecting people in a chronic way — and they are definitely not what you’d expect!
If you are interested in understanding how your brain can serve you at its highest potential and how you can preserve your brain activity very long into life, then this episode is designed especially for you!
[1:13] About today’s episode!
[2:39] Welcoming Corey Deacon to the podcast!
[3:13] Corey gives a background on who he is and how he’s gotten to the place he is today!
[8:56] When Corey talks about quantitative analysis and is measuring brain waves, what is it that he is actually looking at? What are they measuring at Neurvana Health and why are they important?
[13:13] Has Corey seen shifts in the patients and individuals with emotional and psychological brain diagnoses with the testing that he is doing at Neurvana Health?
[18:54] Corey speaks about the influence of CBD on the brain.
[22:38] Corey highlights some of the habits that have a deleterious effect on the brain.
[31:01] The top three habits Corey observes that are affecting people in a chronic way.
[32:15] Corey speaks about their population of patients dealing with chronic inflammatory response syndrome.
[33:16] The habits Corey is seeing people engaging in that are having really strong positive effects on brain health.
[39:03] Once people have the foundational pieces in place, what are some advanced maneuvers people can engage in to further improve brain health?
[41:17] Corey’s key-performance indicators!
[45:08] Where to learn more about Corey and Neurvana Health.
Mentioned in This Episode:
The Entrepology Podcast Ep.122: “Body: How Toxic Light is Depleting Your Energy… and What to do About It, with Scott Nelson”
The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defences of the Personal Spirit, by Donald Kalsched
Neurvana Health’s Youtube Channel
NeurvanaHealth.com/Go — Book your complimentary discovery call here!
More About Corey Deacon
Corey Deacon is the co-founder and Medical Director of Neurvana Health. He is also a member of The Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners Canada™ (EBNMP™) with a Doctorate for Natural Medicine® and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by the Functional Medicine University™.
Corey has a background in biological sciences and neuroscience with degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Greenwich in Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences. He also has post-graduate experience in the fields of neuroscience, neuropsychology, biochemistry, genetics, medical sciences, pharmacology, cognitive neuroscience, biomedical sciences, and natural health. He is a Member of the ISNR (International Society of Neurofeedback Research), holds board certifications in Neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance™ (BCIA™), in Holistic Health by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), and in Alternative Medicine from the American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA).
Corey is also a member and fellow of the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine (also known as A4M™ in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine. He has training in Integrative Oncology), and is a neuroscientist, passionate health consultant, detective, and speaker. Corey has mapped and analyzed thousands of brains over the years and specializes in connecting brain and body functioning for optimized health and wellness.
When Corey isn’t solving health mysteries, he can be found golfing, camping, playing hockey and baseball, reading, learning, and spending time with his wife, friends, and family.
Connect with my Guest:
Social Media: Instagram: @NeurvanaHealth, Facebook: @NeurvanaHealth, Twitter:@NeurvanaHealth, and Youtube: Neurvana Health
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In this episode, Corey has highlighted some of the habits that are affecting people in a chronic way as well as some of the top habits that people are engaging in that have a positive effect on our brain. We would love to know if you’re engaging in any positive (or negative) habits and what actionable steps you’ll be taking to further improve the health of your brain! Be sure to continue the conversation on The Entrepology Collective — because when you’re accountable, you’re helpable!
“What we’re measuring specifically at Neurvana Health is electrical activity in the brain. The brain is an electrochemical organ … which means that it utilizes electricity to function as well as chemistry.” — Corey Deacon
“There is a lot that can be going on in the brain. Everybody that comes to our clinic, whether they have a mental health problem or cancer, get one of these brain maps because it tells us something about how the brain and the body may be functioning.” — Corey Deacon
“Integrating brain mapping into our clinic has absolutely changed our and our clients’ world because of the predictability and the accuracy of what we can do for them.”
— Corey Deacon
“The top three things that we do that are most deleterious to our brain health is a light exposure problem with EMS, caffeine, and alcohol.” — Corey Deacon