Health, Diet, and Supplements for Memory Loss
As you age, you tend to worry more about memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. And rightfully so. Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in this country. Many of us have seen cognitive decline devastate our loved ones. We want to do whatever we can to avoid these issues.
That’s why we want to give you some practical steps you can take to leverage healthy living, supplementation and blood chemistry against the aging brain.
What Causes Cognitive Decline?
If you’ve followed us for any period of time you know we are all about addressing the root causes of health issues. We don’t like to put a band-aid on real problems.
Dr. Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized neurologist and medical innovator. His 2017 New York Times bestseller The End of Alzheimer’s remains the definitive title on natural brain health. In his studies, Dr. Bredesen identified as many as 40 different factors that contribute to cognitive decline, ranging from lack of critical nutrients, to chronic sleeplessness, to consistently elevated blood sugar. All of these factors either improve or diminish our ability to think clearly, store memories, and retrieve words.
According to Dr. Bredesen there are 6 categories that affect cognitive health.
- blood sugar
- neurotrophic factors
- heavy metal/mold exposure
- blood flow and circulation
We believe there may NEVER be a treatment for this disease. Multiple factors cause it. That makes it too complex for a cure.
So in order to address the causes of cognitive decline, we need to look at all 6 of these primary categories. We want to address the different memory loss factors from a holistic perspective.
The Role of Diet & Brain Function
Diet plays a major role in our brain health and all health for that matter. In fact, blood sugar and inflammation play a huge role in Alzheimer’s, making it the “type 3 diabetes.” So, changing your diet should be one of the first things on your list if you want to address.cognitive decline.
There are a few things to consider doing specifically to address your blood sugar and inflammation. This includes reducing your carbohydrate intake, intermittent fasting, and monitoring blood sugar and insulin levels.
Sugar feeds inflammation in the body. As a result, it cannot function optimally while inflammed. So by reducing inflammation in the body through the foods we eat and giving our bodies a break from the work of digestion through intermittent fasting, we can help regulate these things better.
Supplements for Memory Loss & Brain Function
One of the primary supplements we recommend to anyone regardless of health status or age are omega-3s. Our brain function requires Omega-3s. Many clinical studies show the direct correlation between omega-3 levels and brain health. Omega-3s make up a large percentage of fat in the brain that serves the memory as we age. We don’t produce these omega-3s on our own. So they must be consumed either through supplementation or through food. Please note, that getting sufficient omega-3 through diet alone is incredibly hard to do. Therefore, we recommend supplementing to make this easy.
In addition, there is an exciting new product containing other ingredients that was designed specifically to address cognitive decline with strong clinical studies to support it.
Our friends at Lifeseasons partnered with Dr. Bredesen to develop a supplement that is designed to help prevent cognitive decline. NeuroQ addresses all of these categories in one formula.
Ingredients found in NeuroQ
Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients:
- Gotu Kola has been used for thousands of years to promote brain and nervous system health.
- Turmeric addresses inflammation in the body.
- Ginkgo Leaf extract has been shown to support healthy blood flow to the brain.
- Phosphatidylserine supports brain function by maintaining healthy cell membranes.
- Coffee Fruit extract fuels brain-derived neurotrophic factor BDNF , which boosts nerve transmission, and contains 2 mg of caffeine per serving.
- Yamada Bee Farm Propolis supports the development of nerve tissue, and is neuroprotective.
As you can see from the chart below, NeuroQ addresses all 6 of the categories that affect cognitive decline. That makes it the most well-rounded supplement in this memory loss category. Concerns for cognitive decline make this a great product to add to your supplement regimen.
You don’t have to struggle with cognitive decline alone. Certainly you have options! Don’t accept the status quo of it being simply bad luck, unhealthy genes or age! Find experts that embrace the power of nutrition, lifestyle and Dr. Bredeson’s protocol.
Want to Learn More?
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Lastly, we must state you should check with your healthcare professional if you are being treated for any disease before starting any new program.