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The Fringe Benefits of Science and the Power of the Brain: Nutritional Psychiatry


"Research suggests that what we eat might have an impact on our ability to remember and our likelihood of developing dementia as we age."¹ 


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Ways to protect memory as you age

Diet isn't the only way to preserve memory. If you want to keep your brain sharp as you get older, follow these recommendations:

  • Control your cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels with diet, exercise, and medicines such as statins or beta-blockers if you need them.

  • Quit smoking. One review of studies associated smoking with a significantly higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

  • Get outside for a brisk daily walk. Exercising three or more times a week has been linked to a lower risk for dementia.

  • Work with your doctor to keep your weight in a healthy range for your height. A body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal.


It is also true that mindfulness can change your brain and improve your health: "20 Best Memory Improvement Books (Recommended By Memory Masters)."³







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