How to Build a Better Brain and Stop Brain Drain

Bestselling author Dr. Steven Masley shares tips about what to do and what to avoid to prevent memory loss, and improve concentration and brain function. His newest book The Better Brain Solution comes out in January and he's here to talk about his recommendations for supplements, food, activity and more.    It's not just genetics. There's plenty that you can control. Maybe you have started to misplace your keys more frequently. Or you often mix up names of acquaintances. You may enter rooms and immediately forget why. Or perhaps you worry about more serious memory loss in yourself or a loved one.   Maybe you blame these symptoms on the “natural” aging process. Or maybe you chalk it up to being busy and stressed at work. But the truth is, none of these are “natural” or “normal.” Take the Better Brain Quiz This quiz was developed by my friend Dr. Steven Masley – leading physician, nutritionist, trained chef, author, and creator of the #1 health program for Public Television. It’s an easy and quick tool to help you determine how serious your symptoms are, and it will provide personal insight into how your brain is functioning.  5 Supplements recommended by Dr. Steven Masley for a Better Brain: Omega 3 through diet or supplements DHA + EPA combined 1000/mg daily Vitamin D 2000 – 5000/day depending on your needs B12 100 mgm- 500 mgm Magnesium – at least 400 mg. best options glycinate, malate, chelat, theronate (avoid oxide) Probiotic – 10-12 different types, if you’ve taken an antibiotic recently that wipes them out 25-55 billion a day for months to rebuild them, dietary solutions can include yogurt or kefir if you tolerate dairy and aren’t avoiding it, komboucha, miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut. What foods can boost your brain?   Eating just 1 cup of greens a day makes a brain 11 yeas younger than not eating those greens. Your brain by weight is 40% fish oil and 60% fat. So, avoiding fat will shrink your brain. Inactivity>elevated blood sugar, depression, cardiovascular risk factors…all influence brain health but the pivotal component is inactivity. Carbs with pigment and fiber for good brain health and gut health.

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