Brain Health

  1. How to build a “super brain”… in 6 EASY steps 

    I don’t need to tell you that our brains are under ASSAULT.  

    Depression rates are skyrocketing… and people are starting to develop dementia in their 40s! 

    This was UNHEARD OF only a generation ago.  

    Everything from the processed foods we eat to the dangerous drugs we take can slowly destroy our brains.  

    Now, it’s time to fight back.  

    Because there are six “power nutrients” that can help protect your brain from damage.  

    And they can help keep your brain sharp and humming along for the rest of your life.  

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    Lots of doctors used to think there wasn’t much you could do to protect your brain.  

    It all came down to luck and genetics – you were either going to have brain problems, or you weren’t.  

    Now we know that we have a lot more control over our brain health.  

    Here are six supplements that are proven to keep you sharp and act like “armor” for your brain: 

    1. Omega-3s: I can’t say enough about the omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA. These necessary fats are one of the biggest deficiencies in the modern world – almost completely missing from our diets. Studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart, immune system, brain, and blood vessels. EPA/DHA also help with mood and reasoning abilities.  
    1. vitamins: Want to guarantee you feel depressed? Make sure you avoid the B vitamins. B vitamins help with depression, but also dementia, and poor thinking. B vitamins can be found in beef liver, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Make sure you are getting enough B12, B6, folate, and biotin.  
    1. Curcumin: This is the main bioactive compound found in the spice turmeric. Curcumin protects your brain in several ways. It increases levels of dopamine and serotonin (in fact, it works as a great antidepressant). It also increases blood flow to the brain. Most importantly, curcumin acts as a powerful antioxidant and brain protectant.  
    1. Ginkgo biloba: The most popular herb in the world is ginkgo. It is so effective as a medicine, that it is used as a prescription in Europe. Gingko improves memory and cognitive functions by improving small blood flow (called microcirculation). It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and improve short-term memory.  
    1. Zinc: This mineral is a big part of your immune system, but it also has a huge impact on mental health. Studies have shown zinc helps with mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. You can find zinc in red meat, poultry, beans, and whole grains.  
    1. CoQ10: This nutrient helps support the mitochondria, the energy centers of our cells. And, remember, your brain needs a TON of energy. CoQ10 is also great for your heart.  

    While you can get lots of these nutrients from your diet, they’re also widely available at just about any local or online vitamin shop.  

  2. This bad habit TRIPLES your Alzheimer’s risk

    When we retire, most of us pick up new hobbies and interests. 

    Maybe you started playing golf more… or got caught up on some reading.  

    But there’s one daily habit that LOTS of seniors develop… and it could be turning your brain to mush.  

    I’m talking about daytime napping.  

    Now, you might be thinking, “What’s a little catnap, after all?” 

    Well, that daytime napping could be sending your Alzheimer’s risk through the roof.  

    Researchers at John Hopkins found that seniors who reported being sleepy during the day were three TIMES more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. 

    There are probably a couple of reasons for this… 

    First, daytime fatigue can be a sign that you’re not sleeping well at night.  

    And those nighttime sleeping hours are when your brain basically flushes itself of toxins and plaques that can lead to Alzheimer’s. 

    There’s actually a very strong link between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s.  

    Second, daytime sleepiness can actually be a sign of early Alzheimer’s itself.  

    As Alzheimer’s-causing toxins (like heavy metals) build up in our systems, they can attack our brains and thyroids and cause symptoms like fatigue.   

    To improve your sleep, your best bet is to try a supplement like melatonin. Melatonin actually helps regulate our sleep cycles, but your levels can dip with age.  

    To protect your brain, I recommend supplementing with cerefolin NAC. It’s a prescription-only supplement that’s been formulated to protect your brain from our toxic world by boosting levels of a key antioxidant called glutathione.   

    If your doctor won’t prescribe it for you or you can’t afford it, simply combine B vitamins, NAC, alpha lipoic acid, zinc and selenium. You’ll get the same effect – and you can buy these supplements anywhere.   

  3. This bad habit TRIPLES your Alzheimer’s risk

    When we retire, most of us pick up new hobbies and interests. Maybe you started playing golf more… or got caught up on some reading. But there’s one daily habit that LOTS of seniors develop… and it could be turning your brain to mush. I’m talking about daytime napping. Now, you might be thinking, “What’s a little catnap, after all?”...
  4. Is this cooking oil GIVING you Alzheimer’s?!

    If you’ve been reading my eTips for a while now, you know that the health of your BRAIN depends a lot on the food you put in your MOUTH. Cooking fresh foods at home — rather than nuking a package or hitting the drive-thru — is one of the best ways to shield yourself from toxins in processed foods that can ravage...
  5. Miracle herb can SAVE your brain after stroke

    It’s one of the most ancient trees on earth… it can live to be 1,000 years old… and it could help YOU live a longer and healthier life. I’m talking about ginkgo biloba. The fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for everything from aiding memory to fighting depression. And now...
  6. Reverse brain shrinkage with this ‘neuro-boosting’ combo

    Give your aging brain superpowers with THIS It’s been summer blockbuster season at movie theaters across the country -- and that means that our “silver screens” have been filled with stories about guys and gals who woke up as superheroes after taking a blow to the head or falling into a vat of nuclear waste. It’s nice to escape from...
  7. Keep your brain sharp... by barking up the right tree

    You forget important events... lose your train of thought... and get overwhelmed by life's little details. And it’s happening more and more often. When you're on the older side, those "senior moments" can make you feel, well, a little TOO senior. Of course, everyone has trouble keeping track of their busy lives from time to time. Even your grandkids...
  8. Are these popular meds GIVING you Alzheimer’s?

    Want to hear 30 seconds of total silence at your next doctor’s appointment? Ask your doc why some people get Alzheimer’s and some don’t. The truth is that the typical mainstream doctor can’t tell you. Maybe he’ll eventually give you some spiel about bad luck or bad genes… But that’s not the whole story. Fact is, we’re surrounded by toxins...
  9. ‘Going under’ can bring your brain down

    You fall asleep... and you wake up with a new hip or a stent in your heart… or without a couple of cataracts. Surgeons can do some pretty amazing things once they’ve put you “under!” And if your doc has recommended an operation for you, the promise of those "clear-cut" results can sure make you want to sign up. But...
  10. Could this WWII breakthrough save your brain?

    If you’ve got young grandkids, you know their mantra by now: Newer is better. Kids these days are always on the lookout for the newest phone… video game system… or “smart watch.” (God forbid they should have to wind a wristwatch!) And trust me… Big Pharma is the same way. It introduces DOZENS of new drugs each year that are...

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