Are you concerned about your memory and wonder how you can keep it? Or have you had to deal with a loved one with dementia? As we Baby Boomers move into our 60’s (and beyond), we see emerging a distinct focus on brain aging. The questions that may have been in the back of our minds and that are more and more being asked aloud are “Can we do something to keep our memory sharp? What should I eat to maintain that edge? What supplements can I take?” What are the interventions that work?
The good news is that there are interventions that we can use! Our scientists now know enough about how the brain functions and enough about what interferes with its functioning that we can put in place measures to prevent and even reverse brain aging! Did you know that the brain works on a “use it or lose it” rule? If you challenge it with something a bit difficult, such as learning a new language, or learning the computer, or just playing “brain gym games” on-line, that your brain forges new connections? New connections mean more brain power!
They mean a sharper memory! And there are challenges to brain integrity such as inflammation or toxicities that can be addressed by dietary and supplemental methods. We can learn to build new dendrites and we can learn how to protect them.
Dr. Mercola Reports: About the Safety of Supplements
The UK-based, international group, the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) recently revealed data showing that compared to supplements, an individual is:
- Around 900 times more likely to die from food poisoning
- Nearly 300,000 times more likely to die from a preventable medical injury during a UK hospital stay, which is comparable to the individual risk of dying that active military face in Iraq or Afghanistan
Additionally, the data shows that adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs are:
- 62,000 times more likely to kill you than food supplements
- 7,750 times more likely to kill you than herbal remedies