Minding Your Mind Why Brain Health Matters
The human mind is exceedingly intricate, but what are we doing to support our brain health? Just as with all our other organ systems, our brain must be cared for. By creating healthy minds, mental health issues can be impacted for good, and even our immune systems can be better optimized.
Our body is interconnected and promoting good brain health promotes a healthy body, mind and spirit. We will explore some simple ways to help improve our brains, including sleep habits, nutrition and environment. We will also tackle how our brains can become more vulnerable through alcohol and drug use.
This Episode of LEVEL UP brings host Dr. Lela Lewis and special guests Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel, Pastor Mark Finley and Dr. Peter Landless together as they navigate the complexity of the human brain and tackle how brain health can influence our mental health.
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MEET THE HOST
Dr. Lela Lewis, MD, MPH, is the medical director of AWR360° Health. She conducts free medical clinics across the globe, and also serves as the president of Your Best Pathway to Health, leading a team that provides free medical clinics across the United States. She is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Arizona and has more than 19 years of experience in the medical field. She is a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
MEET OUR GUESTS
Pastor Mark Finley is a former speaker/director for It Is Written and a retired General Conference vice president. He is still active as an evangelist and has presented more than 150 evangelistic series in more than 80 countries, as well as 17 NET series throughout the world. He presents regularly at conventions, field schools, and evangelism institutes, and appears on the Hope Channel’s Experience Hope series.
Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel currently serves as vice president of medical affairs at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He is board certified in internal medicine with a further qualification in geriatric medicine. His professional activities include clinical preventive medicine, critical care practice, hospital administration, community health, medical education and research. He is currently the vice president for medical affairs at Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Health & Healing and holds academic appointments at both Montemorelos University and Loma Linda University.
Dr. Peter Landless is the executive director of the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (ICPA), and director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department. He is originally from South Africa, where he worked in academic and private practice as a clinical cardiologist with a special interest in nuclear cardiology. He was also actively involved in pastoral work and is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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