How to Boost Your Brain Power Naturally…
Put a plant in every room, meditate for 12 minutes a day and eat mountains of spinach: The 20 easy ways to boost your brain power…
Michelle Stylianou | DailyMail.co.uk
- Dr Mike Dow is author of The Brain Fog Fix and an LA-based psychiatrist
- Spiritual practice such as or praying can thicken part of the brain
- Meditation also enlarges this part and increases blood flow to the organ
- Folate can help fight depression, brain fog, dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Regular exercise is shown to be more effective than anti-depressants
Although many of us are concerned about the health of our bodies, considerably less of us think about the health of our brains.
However, shocking statistics show that now, more than ever, we need to take care of this organ.
Worldwide, 47.5 million people suffer from dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases every year, according to the World Health Organisation
In today’s society, we have an unlimited supply of unhealthy foods, electronics and legal drugs at our disposal – all of which have negatively impacted the way we think and feel.
Given that there are 7.7 new cases of dementia a year worldwide, Mike Dow, author of The Brain Fog Fix, has suggested ways that we can improve our brain health and be more alert each day
So how do we fight back against these leading predators on our health?
As dementia and Alzheimer’s become leading killers in the UK, taking care of our brains is now more important than ever.
Writing for Healthista, Mike Dow, author of The Brain Fog Fix, suggests ways that we can improve our brain health and be more alert each day.
From eating more omega-3s to getting eight hours of sleep a night, Dr Dow, who is also a psychotherapist in Los Angeles, reveals exactly how we can improve our brain health…
1. AVOID MEDICATION UNLESS IT IS ESSENTIAL
There are many people who do suffer from serious diseases such as depression and are in real need of medication.
However, many of us are over-medicated, taking over-the-counter and prescription drugs – including aspirin, antibiotics, birth control pills, asthma medications, ibuprofen, and steroids – all of which can deplete B vitamins which are essential for boosting mood and energy.
Taking medication we do not really need may increase the risk of inflammation in the brain, causing it to age more rapidly and think less clearly.
Therefore, instead of mindlessly popping pills all the time, we should first consider adjusting our lifestyles and diets, which could treat us just as well, if not better.
For example, having a diet high in omega-3s levels could reduce anxiety by 20 per cent.
2. PUT HOUSEPLANTS IN EVERY ROOM
Houseplants are an easy and effective way to purify the air in your home while also soothing your spirit.
Plants such as lady palm, dwarf date and peace lily are particularly effective at cleaning the air you READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3330163/Put-plant-room-meditate-12-minutes-day-eat-mountains-spinach-20-easy-ways-boost-brain-power.html#ixzz3syf5f4f7