Dr. David Perlmutter is an expert in brain and memory health. His discoveries and teachings fly right in the face of the established food dictocrats and health “experts.” Also, who else is saying “eat fat if you really want to lose weight?”
This video is a wake-up call to millions of seniors and those who are younger who want to stop the brain degeneration that is going on. Dementia and alzheimers is on the rise. So is obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Do you find it interesting that Dr. Perlmutter says all these conditions are playing a part in the increase in memory loss?
Here is another view of Dr. Perlmutter’s book, Grain Brain.
Recently, I’ve been hearing from many patients who have read Dr. Perlmutter’s new book, Grain Brain, and are now concerned about their carb intake. In his book, Dr. Perlmutter suggests that dietary carbohydrates cause high blood sugar, inflammation, and other effects that lead to a “toxic brain,” which can then develop into neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, and others. Based on this line of causality, he recommends that everyone consume a very low carb diet (<60g per day) in order to prevent neurological disease. Read more…..
CREDIT: this video excerpt is from BBC’s critically acclaimed documentary,’The Human Mind’. For more information, visit Memory Boost.
A number of years ago, I took a Dale Carnegie course while in college, and for a few days we concentrated on memory techniques, that were very similar to what this video shows. In fact I still use what I learned to this day. It goes like this: One Run, 2 Zoo, 3 Tree, 4 Door, 5 Hive, 6 Stick, 7 Heaven, 8 Gate, 9 Wine and 10 Den.
To remember a shopping list, for example, I picture the item, say milk, on a galloping horse (One Run.) The key is to make your picture BIG and vivid -like a gallon of milk as big as the horse, and spilling out the top all over the horse. Then you move on to the second item, toothpaste, and your picture is a monkey with a huge tube of toothpaste squeezing it all over his fellow monkey.
If you incorporate a number of the exercises in these articles, you will see your memory improve, and you’ll have a lot of fun!
Go ahead — do it: Grab a pencil. Right now. Write your name backward. And upside down.
But if researchers and neurologists are correct, doing exercises like these just might buy you a bit more time with a healthy brain.
Some research suggests that certain types of mental exercises — whether they are memory games on your mobile device or jotting down letters backward — might help our gray matter maintain concentration, memory and visual and spatial skills over the years.
“There is some evidence of a use-it-or-lose-it phenomenon,” says Dr. Michael Maddens, chief of medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
Makers of computer brain games, in fact, are tapping into a market of consumers who have turned to home treadmills and gym memberships to maintain their bodies, and now worry that aging might take its toll on their mental muscle as well.
But tweaking every day routines can help.
Like brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand. Or . . . . . . . (more)
During the course of my career in senior housing, I have witnessed countless spouses spending their days caring for loved ones; loved ones who, tragically, can no longer remember that they once shared a life together with this dedicated spouse.
The cause of this tragedy is the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
I stumbled upon the book, “Preventing Alzheimer’s” by William Shankle and Daniel Amen, recently.
In this book, Dr. Shankle makes the sobering point that the damage of Alzheimer’s disease begins in our brain cells some 30 years before external symptoms begin, the process starting as early as our 30s and 40s. Alzheimer’s disease is no rare thing either. Current statistics boast that one out of every two families has a loved one who has been diagnosed.
What other disease has a 30 year germination period, affects 50 percent of American families, starts as early as in our 30s, and whose symptoms treat us so cruelly?
The positive news is that the effects of Alzheimer’s can be delayed if the proper prevention techniques are taken early and often enough.Here are some basic principles for memory loss prevention that are good reminders for all of us.
Any one of these things alone may not be overly harmful, but in high doses, or in combination, deficits in these areas can speed up the spread of Alzheimer’s.
Get enough sleep. Eat a good mix of nutritious foods. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Constantly try to learn new skills. Avoid stress and extreme multi-tasking as much as possible. Practice planning, anticipating, and thinking ahead. Participate in activities which require the coordination of multiple body parts at once.
This list is simple enough, but also not overly exciting, which is why I wanted to create a list of “outside the box” activities that combine many of these basic principles, but in a way that makes them more palatable to work into our weekly routines.
1. Write lists, such as grocery lists, but then challenge yourself to not look at the list when shopping unless you absolutely have to. This slows down stress and multi-tasking by forcing us to stop and plan ahead with a list. Then, it forces our minds to try to recall what we have already written. This stimulates those brain channels that we previously accessed, keeping the pathways sharp and clear. Click HERE to read the rest (4 more activities) of this captivating article.
I love riding my bicycle, and I love walking 3 miles a day. Sounds great, right? But what about the one thing that worries some of us the most? — Our memory!
Don’t despair, there is a LOT of really great exercises – or brain “training” that we can do. And most of the time, it is fun. So don’t quit exercising your body – we need that too. But why not begin 15 to 20 minutes /day “training” your brain? You will be amazed at the difference – in just a short time.
These articles I thought were very interesting. Let me know what you think, OK?
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These are some fun brain exercises to make our brain to increase the memory and attention power a lot. It’s been proven by the experts. It’s not too easy or too tough. Try it! And look the change inside yourself.
1. Find the sum of your date of birth, mm/dd/yyyy. Then, the sum of your relations dates.
2. Try to name two objects to each letter of your name.
3. Wherever you are, try to find red colored objects that fit in your pocket and find blue colored objects that don’t fits in your pocket.
4. Say the days of the week backwards, then in alphabetical order.
5. Say the months of the year in alphabetical order. Easy? Well, now try doing in reverse alphabetical order?
Memory is an essential part of the way in which we learn, perceive things and function. It is therefore vitally important to most of us to enhance our memory and avoid deterioration or degradation.
One way to do so is through the use of a memory exercise. Let’s better understand what this is and how it can be of benefit.
As much as our bodies respond well to exercise, so does our brain. And there are specific exercises which can help to improve our ability to remember. Keep in mind that these exercises do not involve usually pushups or physical activity.
People of all ages today, with our “information overload” society, are concerned about their memory. But as we grow older, we seem to have more problems with remembering names, streets, events and even birthdays.
What is going on? For the most part, it is a case of NOT exercising our brains. We may be in great shape physically, but if we don’t know how to exercise our brains, and don’t know how to exercise our memory, we will be forgetting things more and more.
About 7 months ago, I discovered a remarkable man, Jim Kwik. He has a wonderful way of making you feel better about yourself. He teaches you to get almost immediate results in improved memory and this brings with it feeling better about yourself.
This is a remarkable video with Jim Kwik teaching. It is about 20 minutes long. Sign up for the free 26 day A to Z Kwik Tips, below the video.
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