brain

  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. Tame your ‘caveman’ stress responses… by getting out of the cave!

    Ah, stress. Sometimes, it seems like there's no escape from it.

    No matter how much you’ve organized your life… how much wisdom you've gained... and how much you try to "accentuate the positive"… it can feel downright impossible to maintain any sense of “zen” in the midst of modern-day chaos!

    You don’t need me to tell you how stress can affect your brain. And you can’t always “think” your way out of it.

    Fortunately, according to a new study out of Germany, there's a natural way to help your brain cope with the aggravations of modern life.

    When life gives you lemons, head for the trees!

    Based on MRI brain scans and cognitive test results, researchers found that those who lived in cities close to a forest had healthier brain structure AND function than city dwellers who didn't.

    Specifically, they looked at levels of activity in the amygdala, a part of the brain that plays a role in stress response.

    Think of the amygdala as the tiny part of your brain that never evolved from when we were cavemen and cavewomen. It can trigger a “fight or flight” response that would’ve come in handy if your prehistoric ancestor were running from a tiger.

    But while MOST of our modern-day stresses don’t warrant that severe of a response, the tiny “caveman brain” inside our modern, evolved skulls can’t recognize the difference.

    Now, this wasn't a controlled experiment -- so it's possible that the people with healthier amygdalas in the study simply CHOSE to live closer to nature.

    And we don’t know how pollution might come into play here.

    But since previous research has shown that the environment around you can literally shape the structure and function of your brain, it's entirely plausible that access to the great outdoors has a direct impact on the stuff between your ears.

    And since stress can contribute to so many health concerns – from high blood pressure to gut issues – anything that can calm your caveman brain is a good thing.

    Not surprisingly, previous studies have even shown that the more trees and birds a neighborhood has, the less likely its residents are to suffer from depression and anxiety!

    At the same time, the new study found that a few trees planted in a parking lot can't substitute for the peaceful silence of nature.

    Now, if you don't live close to a bona fide forest, "planting" yourself at a local park might be enough to do the trick.

  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Stressed? Weather the storm with THIS

    It's summertime -- and the living is easy. Well, at least that's how the song goes. But even though the skies above are sunny... and the general mood is carefree... the summer season is certainly no guarantee against one of life's lemons landing in your lap. And when it does, it can screw up your sleep and digestion… not to...
  7. Quit these 2 habits to save your memory

    It keeps your bones healthy... your muscles, nerves, and blood vessels humming along… and your heart beating. I'm talking about calcium. This essential mineral is a cornerstone of good health -- but there are places you don't want to have too much calcium. You may already know about calcium deposits in your arteries… but did you know that it can...
  8. Use your legs… or lose your brain!

    When I tell patients to "exercise," it tends to make them run... straight for the door! And believe me, I understand why. When you're on the older side, all of that huffing, puffing, and sweating can feel like a real chore. But exercising doesn’t have to mean joining a gym or even “working out.” Because according to a new study...
  9. A tasty way to keep your brain young

    It's tough to wrap your mind around it… and something you'd probably rather not think about at all. But right now… as you read this… something surprising could be happening inside your skull. Your brain could be SHRINKING! That's right: With every year that passes, especially if you’re a little on the older side, your brain decreases in volume. How...
  10. Leafy greens protect your brain from cognitive decline

    Shave a decade off your brain age... with salad! Just like that, another January has passed. Where does the time go? As we flip the pages of our calendars... day after day... month after month... it's not just about the passage of time. It's not even about the conflagration that gets bigger and bigger on every year's birthday cake. Because...

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