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Brain Health: 4 Stories on How to Nourish and Exercise the Brain

Take a look at these 4 stories for optimal brain health and how to provide nourishment, stimulation and exercise to keep your brain healthy and strong.

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The brain, an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system, and the seat of intelligence and all thought processes.

No one wants a brain in decline. But how do we keep our brains fit and healthy?

Take a look at these 5 stories for optimal brain health and how to provide nourishment, stimulation and exercise to keep your brain healthy and strong.

Top Five Foods to Feed Your Brain  The foods we eat are shrinking our brains. Eating the Modern American Diet (MAD) of white carbohydrates, sugars, and the wrong fats also causes physical and mental disorders that, although devastating, can be cured and prevented through prioritizing the number one most important organ in the human body — the brain. Read these tips on fueling your mind from Dr. Drew Ramsey MD, superfood guru and author of 50 Shades of Kale.

7 Ways to Exercise Your Brain—And Why You Really Need To!  As we age there are ways to combat the reduced function of such mental processes as memory, speed of thinking, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making. Starting to incorporate easy exercises today can help forestall decline tomorrow. Read on to find out how to exercise your brain to reverse the aging process.

Training Your Brain with Tea  Tea has some incredible benefits for the brain. Caffeine gently increases the firing activity of neurons and increases the concentration of dopamine and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that significantly impact body movement, decision-making, mood, motivation, attention and the suppression of neuroinflammation. L-Theanine and Catechins (commonly found in tea) have some amazing healing properties. So, to improve brain health, look no further than a cup of tea!

10 Ways To Improve Memory And Concentration  According to Dr. Itzhak Fried, Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, “We only need to see something once to remember it.” The senior author of a study recently published in the journal Neuron, Fried and his team’s findings put us closer to understanding exactly how memory happens. Find out more about how memory works and how to increase memory and concentration.

About the Author

Bess O'Connor

Bess O’Connor, a certified ayurvedic and holistic health practitioner who explores the heart of health at the core of alternative medicine, massage therapy, conscious movement, nutrition, meditation, and other healing traditions.

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