Jul 26, 2017
BDNF means Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor.
Neuroplasticity means the brain’s ability to change, in response to an external stimulus… for better or worse.
In this session, Dr Michael Lovich helps us understand how we can increase our BDNF production with exercise (and some other ways) to improve healing during the rehab process.
I met Dr. Lovich at a seminar in 2017. We talked about some new concepts surrounding rehab over a drink at the hotel bar. It was so interesting I thought we needed to hear more of his concepts on the show.
Here’s some of his references:
Receptors - Perreault et al 2013 https://academic.oup.com/ijnp/article/16/2/477/624474/A-physiological-role-for-the-dopamine-D5-receptor
Dopamine and uncertainty - Steinberg et al 2013 http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n7/abs/nn.3413.html
Dopamine and uncertainty - Nasser et al 2017 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5319959/
Exercise and BDNF - Ferris et al., 2007 http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.464.7574&rep=rep1&type=pdf BDNF and environment - Bekinschtein et al 2011 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1084952111000887 BDNF and environment - Sun et al 2010 http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ben/cnr/2010/00000007/00000004/art00001
BDNF and Olive Oil - DeNicolo et al 2013 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899900712004303
You can reach Dr. Lovich in his Boston clinic Delta S Functional Neurology at https://www.deltasperformance.com/ and you can email him through his consulting service at Info@NeurologyMadeSimple.com