Most of us feel like we need a brain boost, especially as we grow older. Yet, aging is not synonymous with mental decline. We all know seniors who are just as sharp (if not sharper) as younger people. Factors that contribute to memory loss... • depression, lack of sleep or low neurotransmitter levels • chronic stress causes elevated cortisol (kills off cells in the brain’s hippocampus and shrinks it) • poor circulation to the brain; narrow blood vessels (arteriosclerosis) • mini strokes, or brain disease (Alzheimer’s, tumors) • free radical damage from chemotherapy, alcohol or drugs
Brain nutrition is the real key. Nutrient fluctuations and deficiencies can send the brain into major decline. Take a look at your diet if you have trouble concentrating or if your memory has deteriorated.
1. Brain cells are almost 60% EFAs. Keep your brain nourished with EFAs from foods like seaweeds, spinach and other leafy greens; fish, sprouts, eggs; olive, perilla and flax oils; avocado, nuts and seeds, and wheat germ. 2. Drink plenty of water for brain health. An Italian study shows that even a 2% loss of body fluid affects short term memory! 3. Avoid saturated fats and trans fats. Meals high in saturated fats make you sluggish. Trans fat chemicals replace natural DHA in brain cell membranes and disrupt neuron communication. . 4. Add antioxidants to boost brain activity: have 1 cup green or white tea each morning; include plenty of cranberries, raspberries, blueberries.
Evening primrose oil: Pure, unrefined Evening Primrose Oil with the highest, unadulterated GLA content.
Stress Out extract: Herbal nervines help to calm your mind. Rebuilds nerves to help fight fatigue.
Focused child: Calms and soothes tense nerves. Supports mental focus and performance. Great for adults, too!
To Life-long health,