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12 Ways To Dodge Dementia

Did you know that your brain starts to deteriorate decades before you have any symptoms? Losing your memory or developing brain fog in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, or even 80s is not normal—it’s a sign of trouble.

By adopting these brain healthy strategies, you can outsmart your genes, put the brakes on aging, and even reverse the aging process so that you look and feel younger in a short period of time.

Brain Healthy Strategies:

1. Drink water. Your brain is 80% water, so anything that dehydrates it (such as too much caffeine or alcohol) should be avoided. How much water should you drink? ½ your body weight in ounces is best. Example: if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water each day.

2. Get enough sleep – at least 7-8 hours per night.

3. Move your body! Studies show that exercise will help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and boost your energy, mood, metabolism, and the ability to create new brain cells. Exercise truly is the closest thing to a happiness pill that you will ever find.

4. Protect yourself from brain injuries.

5. Embrace your sense of meaning and purpose, and keep a gratitude journal.

6. Eat breakfast and keep your blood sugar balanced so that you can make great decisions about how to care for your brain and body.

7. Maintain a healthy weight. Studies show that as your weight goes up, the size and function of your brain goes down. Don’t know your BMI? Use this calculator.

8. Free yourself from toxins:
• Limit alcohol: no more than 2-4 glasses a week.
• If you smoke, quit!
• Eat lots of antioxidants and super-nutrient foods to gain protection from brain-damaging free radicals.

9. Become a lifelong learner. In a way, your brain is like a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets!

10. Practice effective stress/anxiety management techniques, such as meditation, ANT (automatic negative thought) therapy and online brain games that are designed to boost emotional control and stress resilience.

11. Know your important health numbers and:
• Take a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement
• Take an Omega-3 supplement
• Optimize your Vitamin D level

12. Learn about the health of your brain and continuously strive to improve it.

This is good news because it means that you possess the power to change your brain! There are many ways to become sick, but there is a clear path to wellness and it’s simpler than you think. If you are ready to transform your life, we can help you.

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  1. Marlene Marinaccio says:

    I would like to believe that all hints you have given regarding warding off dementia but I have read too many articles that say that no one knows
    what causes it and exactly how to prevent it. Of course, it makes perfect sense to follow all the rules of good health, as mentioned but I know of too many have done all the tight things and still succumb to it. Also, how do you explain the early Alzheimers that some families come down with? Thank you though, for reminding us to do all that we should be doing.

  2. Komidas Badolian says:

    I think if we get in close relation with our lord, the “SERENITY” mood will extend your alert lifestyle to way over the avarage life expectancy, that’s why we see like I have in the monastery live way beyond 80,90, and longer, and yes Albert and full memories of church readings and above all the ceremonies that you must memorize to be able to perform MASS, DEVINE LETURGY and SERMONS

  3. Kay Sheridan says:

    I have suffered I have suffered from migraine headaches most of my life. I am now 75 years old and still get these awful headaches. I wonder if meditation and different activities would help me although I am very active with walking, swimming aerobics, etc. I do take medicines please headaches and they do help.

  4. Bob Prichard says:

    These are all great suggestions.

    One more suggestion is to measure and maximize chest expansion. Chest expansion tends to shrink with age, silently robbing the brain of oxygen. When we doubled the chest expansion of a runner who worked in Silicon Valley as a senior software engineer, his productivity increased so much that he received two promotions and three raises in pay. This demonstrates that while daily exercise is important (he ran five miles a day) it is not enough to overcome the brain effects of restricted chest expansion.

    Millennial’s are most at risk for loss of brain power from restricted chest expansion as they carried heavy backpacks to school every day. Researchers have found that as the weight of backpacks increases, student’s vital capacity is reduced up to 40%. The problem is that this reduction can be permanent, due to the formation of chronic tension and microfibers (mild scar tissue) from overusing the muscles of the chest and trunk from an early age. A college student who was put on Ritalin when young went from a C+ average in an entry level college to transferring to a full university where he graduated with straight A’s in two majors and two minors. His chest expansion doubled from 2″ to 4″, which increased his vital capacity from3.22 liters to 4.3. liters. He said that after we released the tension and microfibers around his trunk, he felt like a ‘mental fog’ lifted that had plagued him since 1st grade when he started carrying a backpack to school every day. He later calculated he carried a total of 21,400 lbs. between 1st and 12th grade, or 6.2 Toyotas.

    The stomach, diaphragm and chest should each expand 15% of their circumference to insure the brain is getting the oxygen it needs to perform at its best, especially at night when it does its housecleaning and makes connections and long term memories.

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