memory problems

  1. Can this humble veggie FIX your memory problems?

    You’ve read right here in Health e-Tips, the gut-brain connection is very REAL.

    And a biochemical process that goes awry in the gut can most definitely cause a “non-gut” symptom.

    But of late, studies on this topic typically examine the gut’s effect on your emotions…

    Until now.

    New research finds the gut could be linked with your MEMORY.

    And today, I’ll show you how you can use this to your advantage...

    The gut’s link to your MEMORIES

    Scientists from the University of Louisville had a hypothesis that the gut microbiota could affect your recall ability.

    They put it to the test by using a compound from garlic, called allyl sulfide, on mice. They gave mice that were 24 months old (56-69 in human years) this garlic extract and compared their microbiota and brains to mice that were only 6 months old.

    Remarkably, allyl sulfide:

    • Bettered the gut health of the mice;
    • Improved their short-term and long-term memory; and
    • REVERSED the damage that was already present, giving the mice the ability to remember what they’d once forgotten!

    It hasn’t been tested in humans yet, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t give this a shot...

    Because we’ve now seen the POWER of the gut-brain connection in action too many times for it to be ignored!

    Get started by incorporating garlic into your diet.

    The best garlic is fresh garlic. Hands-down.

    Try adding a clove to your diet daily.

    But if you’re not a fan of this pungent bulb, you can diminish its impact by adding citrus (lemon, lime, and orange), herbs like basil, or anything creamy like coconut milk.

    For supplements, you have to be a discerning consumer. Allyl sulfides (the beneficial compound observed in the study) are very delicate, so make sure you select a high quality brand. Look for one that contains at least 10 mg of alliin.

  2. How animal fats and nutrients keep your brain functioning

    How meats power your brain

    If your brain could put together a menu of what it needs most, it would be a vegan's nightmare -- because sprouts, seeds, and soy simply don't power your thinker effectively.

    Instead, if you want to get the noggin firing on all levels you'll need to power it with animal fats, proteins, and the B vitamins you'll only get from meat -- and a new study proves it yet again as researchers link low levels of meaty Bs to both mood and memory problems.

    The look at data on more than 2,000 people found that those with the lowest concentrations of vitamin B12 had higher scores on a scale used to rate depression and lower scores on cognitive tests.

    Those who had low B6 levels also had lower cognitive scores, although it didn't seem to have an impact on depression (that's why B12 is that main nutrient I recommend for mood disorders, although time alone will often do the trick as well).

    B12 is known to slash levels of homocysteine, an inflammation marker linked to any number of diseases, especially cognitive impairment and dementia. And it's so well established that B vitamins in general support the brain that many mainstream neurologists now even recommend them.

    Those aren't the only B vitamins you need, and that's not even close to all they can do for your brain.

    Emerging research shows that a very specific blend of B vitamins -- a blend you can make on your own from inexpensive store-bought supplements -- can actually protect the brain from the visible signs of dementia and prevent, slow or even reverse the outward signs of cognitive decline.

    It could turn out to be the cheapest cure yet... and you can read all about it in the September issue of my Douglass Report newsletter, which will be mailed out to subscribers any day now.

    And if you haven't signed up yet, I've got the cure right here.

2 Item(s)