Archives for December 2019

Food, Brain and 2020: Not Too Late To Start

Hello Everyone: To start the New Year, I am continuing on last week’s theme about food/diet, and how food is medicine and can significantly support or ruin your health. Here is how to support your health: This is a great article with links to how to start a Mediterranean Diet approach and more. One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and loved ones is to eat in such a way that will not only improve your brain ... Read more

Merry Christmas: A Present For You

Hello Everyone: As a present for everyone, I want to pass on a bit of knowledge that if you put it to use, can increase your health substantially and for some of us, it may save our life or at least add healthy years to it. Please read the following short article, it is just several pages long and an easy and uncomplicated article to read…plus…it is important: Read more

Food For Thought: Eat Right to Save Your Brain

Hello Everyone: Here is more great info on how food impacts our brain health and our ability to avoid dementia. Conclusions and Relevance: In an older population, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts was associated with improved composite measures of cognitive function. While this study looked at our older population, the same holds true for any age. But what is the real traditional Mediterranean Diet? Mediterranean Diet? • The more traditional Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) associated with health improvements is characterized by: - Limited intake of animal-derived and processed foods - Consumption of a variety of plant-based foods (fruit, vegetables, some breads, and other whole-    grain cereals, pulses, nuts, and seeds), wine, and ... Read more

Brain Death Diet: the S.A.D. Truth

Hello everyone: This is the last of this series, and the science shows that the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) does indeed damage the brain: Their premise is simple: “Animal work over the last three decades has generated a convincing body of evidence that a Western diet – one high in saturated fat and refined carbohydrates (HFS diet) – can damage various brain systems. In this review we examine whether there is evidence for this in humans, using converging lines of evidence from neuropsychological, epidemiological and neuroimaging data.” And what did they conclude: ► This review examines the impact of HFS diets on the human brain. ► HFS diets impair several aspects of cognition and damage associated brain areas. ► HFS diets may cause such damage via several established mechanisms. ► HFS ... Read more

Brain Death Diet: Movement Is A Potent Brain Food

Hello again everyone: Our brain is a sensory-based organ, and that means that it requires environmental stimulation through the senses in order to function properly and optimally. We have 5 senses that deliver a constant stream of information to our brain that give the central nervous system the information that it requires to control, coordinate and regulate all of our systems to keep us healthy. As it turns out, the only constant stimulation to our brain is…well…it is NOT seeing, hearing, taste, smell or touch…but it is the constant stimulation from gravity that gives our brain a baseline level of excitation. Gravity is a major brain food, and a lack of stimulation to our gravity sensing systems that results from sitting and other sedentary activities has a significant negative impact on all of our brain functions, from cognitive abilities to mood control and memory. The hippocampus ... Read more