My Conversation With Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Preview
On optimizing your health during - and after - the pandemic; why exercise builds a sharper mind at any age; the brain surgery he performed in the Iraqi desert with a Black & Decker drill; and more...
Whenever I have had a conversation with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, or read one of his books, I’ve walked away with actionable intelligence — insights that I can’t wait to incorporate into my life and share with my family.
That’s because he doesn’t just tell us what’s good for our health. He clearly explains the why — the medical science behind it.
Sanjay and I got together a couple of weeks ago, in part to talk about his new book, which is coming out on October 5th, calledWorld War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One. The book is infused with optimism and packed with information on how to optimize your health.
We cover a wide range of subjects, including:
How Sanjay assesses risk versus reward — for himself and his family — in the face of Covid.
Which Covid protocols would make him feel comfortable entering, say, a crowded theater.
What he learned from his conversation with Maria Konnikova, the author with a Ph.D. in psychology who became a professional poker champion, about making decisions in the face of uncertainty.
What he learned about parenting while at home during the pandemic.
His obsession with how — and why — exercise is the most powerful tool that we have to strengthen our brains, well into old age.
Why brisk walking is even better than running for building new brain cells.
The truly amazing details of the emergency brain surgery Sanjay performed on a wounded Marine during a sandstorm in Iraq, with the only tool at his disposal: a Black & Decker drill. The story gets even better.
Sanjay is a neurosurgeon with a holistic approach to health.
And so, for now, here’s an empowering 95-second excerpt about the scientific evidence behind the stress-busting power of Japanese Forest Bathing.
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