Make sure to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and stay away from fried and processed foods. A low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet will help alleviate factors that lead to memory loss and cognitive decline. For some people, dairy and wheat products cause memory reduction. Meat and eggs can also clog the colon, which produces a mucus buildup that subsequently leads to mental issues. If these foods are a staple in your diet, try eliminating them for a month to see if there is any improvement. Also be mindful to stay hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces of alkaline or good clean water. Getting fresh air and exercising daily is very important. Make sure to get enough rest at night, around 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep.
Vitamin B deficiency also plays a role in the impairment of nerve function, which affects the brain. Green vegetables, like dandelion, alfalfa and stinging nettle leaves, have vitamin B. Probiotics can also produce Vitamin B-12 in the body. We recommend this brand if you are interested in probiotics. Deficiencies in Vitamin C decrease the brain’s metabolic rate so make sure to include green and red peppers, oranges, kiwi, guava, brussels sprouts, strawberries, and grapefruit in your diet. Calcium and magnesium are also crucial since they work together to protect the nerves from damage. Some calcium sources you may want to explore are kale, broccoli, watercress, bok choy, okra and almonds and for magnesium, spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, banana, avocados, and figs.
Cold pressed flaxseed oil is also good for the nerves due to their essential fatty acid content. 1 to 2 Tbsps on your meal one time per day is good. Make sure not to cook the oil.
As for the herbs, which are powerful facilitators in the healing process, ginkgo is the best herb to assist in the improvement of memory. Gotu kola, blessed thistle and mullein leaf also increase brain and memory function. Our Brain Power Tea (http://ehcafe.com/shop/brain-power-tea) is formulated using herbs that aid the functioning of memory and increase focus, concentration and mental clarity by enhancing oxygen flow into the brain.
To strengthen the nerves, which is a crucial piece to the puzzle of increasing cognitive function, skullcap, passion flower, mistletoe, and a small amount of lobelia are all great herbs to consume.
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