Neuroscience

Drag to rearrange sections
Rich Text Content

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 

 

Harvard Now and Zen Reading Materials.jpg

Image: Harvard Medical School Website ²

 

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

 

¹ http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/boost-your-memory-by-eating-right

² https://hms.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/assets/Harvard%20Now%20and%20Zen%20Reading%20Materials.pdf 

³ http://www.multipotens.com/memory-improvement-books/

 

 

rich_text    
Drag to rearrange sections
Rich Text Content
rich_text    

Page Comments