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8 Top Secrets To A Healthy Brain

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Keep your blood sugar balanced, provide oxygen to your brain by engaging in some form of exercise, increase consumption of essential fatty acids, consume more methyl donors with a diet rich in complex carbohydrates, nuts, seeds and legumes, reduce stress and inflammation, stimulate your brain and maintain adequate supply of neurotransmitters.

The ability to enjoy and perceive life is all related to brain Function.

Brain Fog, Memory Loss and Emotional Instability all have one thing in common –Neuro-degeneration.  Neuro-degeneration occurs when the neurons, the brain cells that transmit information, die due to lack of activation, stimulation or proper nutrients. 

 The following are some simple steps you can take to provide your brain with its basic nutrients, while keeping it active, and stimulated:

1. Keep Your Blood Sugar Balanced

Eat every 2-3 hours and be sure to include lots of protein and veggies in your meals.  Balance every sweet food with some protein, fiber or fat.  This will reduce the speed at which the sugar leaves your digestive system and enters your blood.

Fat free ice cream, fat free cookies, or fat free sweetened yogurt products are detrimental to your blood sugar balance.

Maintain a goal to keep your blood sugar within a tight range, by not allowing it to rise quickly, by eating sweet foods, and not letting it drop quickly by skipping a meal.  Nuts and seeds are great snacks, because they are high in protein, as well as essential fatty acids needed to reduce inflammation in the brain.

2. Provide Oxygen To Your Brain

Engage in some form of aerobic exercise every other day for 30-45 minutes.  This will increase the flow of oxygen, another essential nutrient, to the brain cells.

It is important to wear a heart monitor, or at least take your pulse after 5-to-10 minutes of exercise.  For an optimal aerobic workout, you need to remain below your maximum heart rate.  Here is a simple calculation to determine your maximum heart rate:

  • Male athletes – MHR = 202 – (0.55 x age)
  • Female athletes – MHR = 216 – (1.09 x age)

When you exercise above your maximum heart rate your body will stop burning available glucose and fat, for fuel but instead will tap into the storage glucose supplies, called glycogen.  When this happens your body releases Adrenalin and Cortisol.  In turn high levels of adrenaline and cortisol can lead to Hippocampal damage, an area of the brain responsible for consolidation of information from short-term memory into long-term and spatial navigation.  More importantly, an increase in these hormone levels will make your brain more susceptible to assaults from environmental toxins and chemicals. The Blood Brain Barrier normally prevents these toxins from entering the brain, however, with an elevation of these hormones the Blood Brain Barrier, in essence, becomes more permeable, readily allowing the toxins to pass through.

Dr. Vida Talebi

Dr. Vida Talebi, ND is a board certified Naturopathic Physician who understands the challenges of keeping your body and mind healthy. She operates in Portland, Oregon, where she specializes in hormone balance, gastroenterology, weight loss, obesity, fatigue, menopause, depression/sadness, anti-aging medicine and auto-immune disease.

Dr. Vida Talebi

Dr. Vida Talebi, ND is a board certified Naturopathic Physician who understands the challenges of keeping your body and mind healthy. She operates in Portland, Oregon, where she specializes in hormone balance, gastroenterology, weight loss, obesity, fatigue, menopause, depression/sadness, anti-aging medicine and auto-immune disease.

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Avani Chandra
Avani Chandra 5pts

how balanced l n r brain its some exercise on abcd....xyz

Ty Levy
Ty Levy 5pts

I am very grateful for my SGI Buddhist Practice that affords us all the practice of controlling our minds and not allowing our minds to control us.

Farida Khan
Farida Khan 5pts

Right & left 😜 you & me ? 😜 LOL ( FYI dr. Ibrahim Khan ❤️ )

Christian Starr
Christian Starr 5pts

Jasmine Wilkinson I'm pretty sure only the right side works ;)

Dwayne Thomas
Dwayne Thomas 5pts

I guess me using both sides is why i get into so much trouble.

Morgan Randolph
Morgan Randolph 5pts

Lol Jason, it's not hard to figure out which of us predominantly uses which side

Sharifa Bounef
Sharifa Bounef 5pts

Written and spoken language, analytical, logic, reasoning, music art awareness, intuition, creativity, emotion, face recognition! #amIwinninglol

David Wood
David Wood 5pts

not sure I understand the chart lol

Ajit Patil
Ajit Patil 5pts

"Why not" ......Because brain is hot and sexy according to Samir.

Pari Aghaty
Pari Aghaty 5pts

According to this, neither side of my brain works\U0001f633\U0001f625

Healing Your Life With Neurofeedback
Healing Your Life With Neurofeedback 5pts

The 9th secret should be Neurofeedback..It brought my brain to balance at 50 years of age. No more life long issues of anxiety, depression, insomnia, ruminating, hyperness, etc. Peace, tranquity and quality of life begins and ends with the quality of the functioning of your brain Mitzi

Ram Esh
Ram Esh 5pts

Iamagentofchaos Sara

Nawan Pari
Nawan Pari 5pts

it mean my left brain is not function properly i am not good in mathamaticss

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for the tip Kelley Biddle :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Samir Pawar Yes.. why not?

Gabriella Love
Gabriella Love 5pts

Jeffrey Enquist me and you make a perfect brain!!!

Kelley Biddle
Kelley Biddle 5pts

So stoked UVA made a discovery that will rewrite the medical books. Lymphatic system in the brain. May help with Alzheimer's disease as well as others

Sheila Burks
Sheila Burks 5pts

Stephanie Garrison thought you might need to read this..

Marsha Creary
Marsha Creary 5pts

Precisely why we need to keep the arts in schools....Balance