Four Pillars of Building a Better Memory: Pillar 1 – Diet and Vitamins

Four Pillars of Building a Better Memory

 

Pillar 1: Diet and Vitamins    

By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

 

Building a better memory, preventing memory loss, and impacting Alzheimer’s disease have been shown to be dependent on your lifestyle, and not just your genes. Your brain is a flesh and blood organ and needs the proper fuel to function well. Your diet is critical to its health, and you can help!

 

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet

 

  1. 20% “good” fat, such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado, and flax seed oil
  2. 40% lean protein, preferably fish, chicken, turkey and soy
  3. 40% complex carbohydrates, such as a rainbow of fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fresh fruits
  4. Superfoods for the brain: blueberries, spinach, and seaweed Read the rest of this entry »

The Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease are single-gene disorders. If a person inherits the gene that causes one of these disorders, he or she will usually get the disease. Alzheimer’s disease, on the other hand, is not caused by a single gene. Read the rest of this entry »

Nutrition’s Importance to Brain Health

Brain-Health Diet Tips

 

Your brain is flesh and blood, just like the rest of your body. It requires the same

nutrition, blood flow and energy that all parts of the body need. We suggest a diet

that is moderate in calories and reduces fat intake to about 20 percent of total calories.

  

  • It’s vital that the fat in your diet come from the omega-3 fatty acids… the good fat.

 Omega 3 Foods

Tuna

Salmon

Sardines

Walnuts

Flax Oil

Olive Oil

 

 

  • Other foods that feed the brain are fruits and vegetables rich in anti-oxidants and trace elements.

 

Brain Superfoods

Sea Vegetables

Spinach

Green Tea

Blueberries

 

 

  • Supplements provide optimal levels of essential nutrients, protect the brain from oxidative damage, and help it to operate at peak performance.

 

Supplements

Multi-Vitamin

especially B, C, and E

Phosphatidylserine

Ginkgo biloba

DHA