061 – Micronutrients & Sleep With Dr Smita Patel, Integrative Neurologist
Dr. Smita Patel is an Integrative Neurologist and sleep medicine physician, a physician leader and entrepreneur. She graduated from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. She went on to complete her neurological training at the Medical College of Wisconsin (2005) and sleep medicine training at the University of Chicago (2006). Additionally, she completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, under Dr. Andrew Weil (2011).
With over 19 years of experience working in hospitals and across the healthcare industry, Dr. Patel is also involved as Vice President of the Illinois State Neurological Society, which aims to advocate on behalf of patients for access to neurological care and promoting continuing education of neurologists and the public of Illinois. Dr. Patel is the Director of Center for Brain Health at Northshore University Health System in Illinois and is now Founder of iNeuro Institute.
Brain Health, Micronutrients & Sleep
- Are we getting sufficient nutrients in our diets today?
- What are the common tests to check nutrient deficiencies that impact brain health?
- How can Vitamin D, magnesium and other nutrients help with sleep?
- How is omega-3 linked to sleep?
- What is the connection between vitamin A with sleep?
- Often times we see people researching sleep supplements. How might they be different and incomplete in comparison to how Smita approaches brain health and nutrient sufficiency for overall brain health?
- How can you ensure that you protect your brain health?
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