Ways to Sharpen Your Mind – Orlando- Winter Park
12 Steps to help sharpen your mind:
Cut back on saturated fat- this appears to increase the risk for Alzheimer’s.
Get up and get moving–studies have shown that physical exercise can help to prevent Alzheimer’s, just increasing your heart rate for at least 30 minutes a day several times a week can be helpful.
Savor Sardines–they are high in Omega-3mfats, like salmon and tuna, but because they ar
e smaller, they are less contaminated with brain-draining heavy metals.
Eat like a bird–eating less food can decrease overall inflammation in the body.
Shake it up–eat a variety of dark leafy greens, tomatoes, criuciferous vegetables, nuts, fish, poultry, and fruit.
Check your B vitamins–people that have had elevated homocysteine levels (an amino acid that has been linked to heart disease) also had double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. the body needs enough folate and Vit. B12 to take care of excess homecysteine levels.
Look to lysine– new research suggests that the herpes simplex virus type I (the same virus that causes cold sores) may be linked to ALzheimer’s Disease. If you get cold sores-start taking the amino acid lysine on a daily basis, it can help inhibit the herpes virus naturally.
Flex your mental muscle–being bored is not only boring but also harmful to the long term well being of your brain. Important to engage in regular learning activity-driving a different way to work, playing chess, brushing your teeth with the opposite hand..
Sober up–alcohol may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, and drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and prescription painkillers diminish brain function and damage neurons.
Protect your head- brain injuries can cause lasting damage.
Catch some rays–decreased levels of Vit. D can increase Alzheimer’s Disease. 15 min. in the sun a few times a day is great, but without sunscreen, the sunscreen inhibits the absorption of Vit. D, or consider a vitamin D supplement 400IU per day, if you are deficient then up to 2,000 IU per day may be needed.
Rethink your cookware–Aluminum concentrations in the brain are associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, Aluminum is toxic to the brain.
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321-662-4871 – 185 N. Lakemont Ave. Winter Park, Florida 32792.