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How To Improve Your Memory

CyclingIf you’d like to learn how to improve your memory, then stop what you’re doing now! No matter how young or old we are, we have a brain that needs protecting and looking after. On a societal level, there are things that we do or don’t do which can can affect our brains – like, living an inactive lifestyle, not drinking enough water, over-indulging in alcohol, consuming the wrongs types of food and exposure to certain chemicals. As we age, the part of the brain responsible for memory starts to shrink, but this can be significantly slowed. You may be able to guess which tip is no.1 from the hosts of the Dr Oz show and the Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic:

1. Walk fast for at least 30 minutes daily, heading for 10,000 steps a day. Any exercise, but especially aerobics that make you sweat, is the very best memory enhancer.

2. Cut body-wide inflammation with omega-3 DHA from salmon or ocean trout; and take 900 mg of DHA from algal oil daily. Add in more omega-3s: walnuts, canola and extra-virgin olive oil.

3. Try the spice turmeric to reduce triglyceride levels, increase fat burning and keep blood sugar steady. Dr. Mike carries packets of yellow mustard, full of turmeric, to add to snacks and meals.

4. Take two baby aspirins daily (if your doc approves) with a half-glass of water before and after.

5. Get romantic. The neurotransmitter dopamine helps control information flow and memory. Levels decrease with age, but zoom up with sexual activity.

Click here to view the whole article on Herald-Dispatch.com


Exercise is the best method not only to enhance your memory but to maintain a healthy brain and body as a whole. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) as per no.2, are not just essential for boosting your memory; according to the Frankly Institute two thirds of the brain is composed of fats. In order to produce brain cells, the brain needs fatty acids from healthy fats. Fatty acids form the membranes surrounding brain cells through which oxygen, glucose and antioxidants pass in – and metabolic waste passes out. Fatty acids are the basic component of dietary fats. They consist of Omega-3 ALA fatty acid and Omega-6 LA fatty acid. The interesting and poignant point about this, is that the body cannot produce these fatty acids and are therefore called essential fatty acids or EFAs – meaning, it’s essential that you consume them as your body can’t make them!

There are certain superfoods that help with your brain too. Find out which ones by clicking here.

I was surprised to see aspirins mentioned here. I know they thin the blood, but they’re still drugs – and I’m not an advocate for drugs! But that’s just me..



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