There are times where you tend to forget where you’ve left your keys, purse or wallet. Memory loss can be due to an extreme amount of stress, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.
There are a variety of reasons as to why an individual may have memory loss. Depending on health related concerns, age, genetic factors and risk factors. Know that there are ways to fight this aging process that can affect your ability to absorb new information.
The latest research shows that epigenetic control is an impactful way to improve memory and cognitive function. When you incorporate more than one daily routine to improve your memory, sustain brain power and focus and concentration you’ll be guarding yourself against this gradually decline in the aging process.
Movement: one of the most impactful ways to improve and sustain your memory is to move all day long. I want to express that it’s essential to move regularly through your day.
Going to the gym and just completing an hour of exercise isn’t enough. Getting up and walking through your day is important to carry blood supply to the brain.
A fish oil supplement: omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They’re many studies out now that show that fish oil can make a significant impact on improving one’s memory.
Both omega fatty acids have the ability to reduce inflammation in the brain to fight memory loss, especially in the elderly. In fact when adults in a study took EPA and DHA for a certain amount of time did show improved cognitive function.
Getting the body’s ability to burn fat: can sustain and improve cognitive function: This should be your primary fuel rather than glucose. Eating foods high in healthy fats include: avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, fatty fish.
This allows the body to reduce inflammation by consuming the right types of fats rather than glucose which has the ability to decrease inflammation, including the brain. Burning fat as fuel for the brain will significantly reduce oxidative stress and improve mitochondrial function.
EMF exposure can disrupt sleep: at night the brain cells are supposed to repair and restore themselves in order to to sustain brain function. When you are exposed to electronic magnetic frequencies can affect the body’s nervous system and cause damage to vital cells in the body including the brain. According to the World Health Organization, EMF exposure can increase your chances of cancer like leukemia and gliomas, neurological and psychiatric problems and insomnia.
Getting maximum amount of sleep every night: can improves cognitive function in the long run. Research shows that a lack of continual sleep can significantly impact cognitive function. An individual needs an average of 7-9 hour of sleep each night for optimal cognitive function, concentration and focus.
It is best to limit caffeine or tea with caffeine before bed, turn off any electronic devices which includes, cell phones, TV’s computer, laptops 1-2 hours before bed. Blue light emitted from electronics can disrupt melatonin which is a hormone known to cause you to fall asleep. This hormone is released into the blood by the pineal gland. It increases in the blood around 9pm causing sleepiness and drowsiness.
There are many ways to maximize your brain function naturally. Natural resources are vital to overcome this common complaint that so many American teach out for today. Make it an important part of your life to add a few of these impactful ways to improve and sustain your memory today.
Camille McClellan, MD, DNM, MBS
McClellan Natural Health, Wellness & Nutrition
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