The Role of Lifestyle Choices in Decision-Making: Becoming a Conscious Architect of Your Brain
Presented by: Austin Perlmutter, MD, and David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM
Fundamental to the practice of medicine is the acquisition and dissemination of the most validated and impactful recommendations for those in our care. But all too commonly, this information goes unheeded. Why? Our modern world is fundamentally reshaping our brains, altering our decision-making towards impulsivity, instant gratification and the type of choices that lead to poor health and unhappiness. The structural and functional wiring of our brains is constantly rearranged by our interaction with the world around us. And this process can either be consciously harnessed for our own benefit or externally manipulated for the benefit of others. This presentation exposes the mental hijacking that undermines each and every one of us, and presents practical tools to help reclaim our ability to make better decisions, strengthen our relationships with others, and maintain healthier habits.
This presentation was recorded at the 2020 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.