RBC BRAINSPANNERS CORPORATE WORKSHOP

Brainspanning at Work

Learn how to develop better productivity, focus, attention, alertness, concentration, memory, optimal sleep, reduce stress, increase energy, intelligence, mood, and learn how to get rid of toxins that deplete your brain power.

The Brainspanners Backstory

Lifespan is simply the number of years you’ll spend on this planet. Healthspan is the number of years you will live in good health. Brainspan however is the number of years you will live in good health with the healthiest brain possible. To develop more Brainspan, you need to learn what it takes to be a Brainspanner. Anyone can become a Brainspanner and live their best life with optimal brain health. “Brainspanning at Work” is the program that shows you how

When it comes to your health, you know some things. You know your weight. You probably know your blood pressure. You may know your cholesterol levels. Maybe, just maybe, you even know your Vitamin D status. But I bet you don’t have a clue about your “omega-3 index” or your “hippocampal volume” or for that matter, anything else about the health of your brain. Oddly, we don’t give our brain the attention it deserves appreciating your brain is the most important organ in your body.

The question we want your employees to ask themselves is: “What have you done for your brain today?”. This isn’t an easy question to answer for most. Brainspanning at Work answers it for you in more ways than one. This program is a complete compilation of solutions to live your best life with the healthiest brain possible.

The number of people with diagnosed brain illness in North America is rising at a staggering rate. Whether due to a poor diet, lifestyle, or even as a result of repetitive concussions or trauma, there are nearly 50 million people worldwide who are living with brain disease, more than 8 million new cases of dementia every year, and an estimated 136 million by 2050. Currently, worldwide healthcare costs associated with dementia are reported to be well over $900 Billion USD. There isn’t a single country on earth whose current health-care system is well equipped to deal with these costs. It’s time to take the health of your brain into your own hands.

When it comes to maintaining brain health, thwarting dementia shouldn’t be your only concern. There is a lot else that can lead to demise of your brain. Unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death, hospitalization, and disability among North Americans. Of these, concussions are among the most common. Competitive sport brings yet more of them to the table. Many are living with undiagnosed head trauma and mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s). Many different pro-sports leagues, including the NFL, have been haunted by the early deaths of some former players whose brains showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) - a neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss, mood disorders, and dementia.

The brain can suffer from disease and trauma, but it can also contend with mood and focus issues. The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is still on the rise. High stress and lack of quality sleep is shrinking our brain prematurely. A diet high in sugar and alcohol and low in micronutrients is causing leaky gut leading to leaky brain. There is a lot going on between your ears that needs your immediate attention - all of which can be significantly improved.

What Have You Done For Your Brain Today?

Brainspanning At Work provides an action plan for optimal brain health based in diet, lifestyle, and brain boosting nutrients and includes exclusive insights with world experts on the topic of brain health including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bill Sears, Dr. Julian Bailes, and Dr. Dale Bredesen to name just a few.

When we asked these superstar health experts the poignant question “What have you done for your brain today” none of them hesitated for a second.

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Host of The Dr. Oz Show, Author of Food Can Fix It and the YOU series

“I did a brain stimulating, ten-minute yoga practice followed by a bowl of oatmeal with flaxseed oil."

Dr. Andrew Weil

MD Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Author of Mind Over Meds

“I had some salmon for breakfast for my omega-3s."

Dr. Julian Bailes

Neurosurgeon Founding Member of the Brain Injury Research Institute, Featured in the Hollywood blockbuster movie “Concussion”

“I worked out for over an hour applying both resistance and aerobic training, took 2 grams of DHA and 2 grams of EPA and 25mg of CBD, a statin, polyphenols with beet juice, and a baby aspirin which I take twice a week.”

Dr. Bill Sears

Pediatrician Author of The Healthy Brain Book

“First thing I did this morning was step outside to let the natural Californian sunlight kiss my skin and shine into my eyes. Vitamin D is crucial for optimal brain health."

Dr. Daniel Amen

Psychiatrist, Author of The End of Mental Illnes

“I took a four-mile walk, ate a half cup of blueberries, repeated the affirmation: ‘today will be a great day’, and made my wife a half-caf almond milk cappuccino because social things are key – if my wife and I aren’t getting along, my brain is bad."

Dr. Dale Bredese

MD Prof. Neurology UCLA, Author of The End of Alzheimer’s

“I got eight hours of sleep, kept stress to a minimum, exercised, and ate a very micronutrient rich diet."

In person or virtual workshop opportunity with Brainspanner, Bryce Wylde

Bryce Wylde is a resident Brainspanner and Chief Innovations Officer at Brain Armor Inc. He is one of North America’s leading experts in integrative and functional medicine and is a highly knowledgeable and respected healthcare practitioner living in Toronto, Canada.

With over 20 years of clinical experience, Bryce evaluates his patients using the latest in biological and genomic testing and blends the latest in traditional and ancient wisdom to personalize treatment plans for a wide variety of illnesses.

No stranger to media, he began his official on-air television career in early 2008 hosting an hour long, highly rated weekly television show, Wylde On Health. The broadcast featured regular guests with international credentials including

Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. David Suzuki, and Dr. Deepak Chopra to name just a few.

Bryce is the author of three bestsellers: The Antioxidant Prescription: How to Use the Power of Antioxidants to Prevent Disease and Stay Healthy for Life, Wylde On Health: Your Best Choices in the World of Natural Health, and most recently Power Plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow.

Corporate Objectives and Goals for with Royal Bank of Canada Employee

BAW held a half day workshop that provided some of the company executive sales team at Royal Bank from across Canada some proven solutions to building a better brain. The program also offered a wide range of products and services designed to support brain health outcomes and the results proved it.

The workshop began with an educational overview of brain function in the workplace and a simple on site blood test that determines variations of omega-3 essential fatty acid levels crucial to brain function. Throughout the workshop, numerous break-outs were held to solidify and implement various teachings into the workplace.

Following a simple 45-day intervention, a short online assay was completed by all those who joined the workshop and blood work was repeated. When results became available, a personalized collective brain health solution debrief was developed for RBC.

Personalized dietary recommendations were provided for RBC employees based on test results. Results are certified, validated, and comparable among employees. All samples were processed in a central CLIA-certified laboratory and the same validated and standardized sample processing methodology has been used in over 200 research studies. Percentile ranks show you how you compare to your peers and employees to one anothe

Method and Results for RBC Canada

45 RBC employees in attendance

40 tests completed

Baseline average from n=40

Baseline average from n=40 DHA O6:O3 AA:EPA (INFLAMMATION) O3I
N1 2.6 7.0 14.8 5.1
Baseline and follow up averages from n=5 DHA O6:O3 AA:EPA (INFLAMMATION) O3I
N5 AVERAGE 2.6 - 4.44 7.0 - 4.30 14.8 - 5.32 5.1 - 8.40
% DIFFERENCE 71% INCREASE 63% INCREASE 178% INCREASE 65% INCREASE
FOLLOW UP DHA O6:O3 AA:EPA (INFLAMMATION) O3I
N1 3.8 - 4.3 6.1 - 4.4 11.6 - 5.8 6.7 - 8.1 =
N2 1.7 - 3.9 8.6 - 4.1 14.9 - 4.5 3.9 - 7.4 =
N3 1.5 - 4.1 10.0 - 4.6 13.8 - 7.2 3.8 - 7.4 =
N4 3.1 - 5.0 8.6 - 3.8 20.1 - 3.3 5.3 - 10.1 =
N5 2.4 - 4.9 5.5 - 4.6 8.2 - 5.8 4.9 - 9.0 =
AVERAGE 2.52 - 4.44 7.76 - 4.30 13.72 - 5.32 13.72 - 5.32
% DIFFERENCE 76% INCREASE 80% INCREASE 157% INCREASE 71% INCREASE