Today's Tip # 27, from "30 Quick Tips for Better Health" by Don Verhulst, MD., Improve Your Memory. Did you know we have the ability to repair existing brain cells, build new neuronal pathways, and create new brain cells even in our mature years? We can take simple steps to make sure that we improve our brain function so we can live long healthy lives. The word BRAIN outlines what we can do to increase our mental function so we can avoid Alzheimer's and dementia altogether. B is for B VITAMINS...all the B Vitamins help fight stress in the brain cells. R reminds us to RESIST CALORIES...(this is something I did not know) people who eat less have better brain function. We need a certain amount of calories to function, however if we fast at least once a week, we will improve our mental brain function. A stands for ANTIOXIDANTS...the ACES vitamins...A, C and E, along with the trace mineral selenium, helps the brain to fight free-radical damage. Make sure your multivitamin-mineral supplement contains adequate antioxidants. I is a reminder to INCREASE OXYGENATION...a properly oxygenated brain is a healthy brain. Exercise is key...exercise your body as well as your mind. Exercise your brain with challenges daily. N is for nutrients (brain food)...make sure you are getting the essential fatty acids found in raw nuts, seeds, and fish. Make sure you are getting plenty of whole natural foods.
I will be missing tomorrow's blog. I will be driving 12 hours and will not be near a computer. However, I will be able to blog from Sunday to Friday...off on Saturday again, back on Sunday. My plan for tomorrows travel will to be stocked with whole foods such as fruits, cut up veggies, raw nuts and seeds...and plenty of water to drink. I will be stopping for exercise and little breaks. I have it planned that we will not be stopping for fast food or bbq food. I look forward to sharing my experience on Sunday with all of you.
There it is my friends...Its Friday...plan ahead, don't beat yourself up...and enjoy the fantastic weekend. There may be some celebrations for you this weekend since the 4th of July is the middle of next week. Stay strong...and always be confident in all your decisions. If you do decide to eat something that may not be the best choice, enjoy it and begin again. Have a great day!!! Can't wait to chat on Sunday!!!!