Everybody seems to be concerned with aging. At least that is what advertisers would have you believe with all their ads for younger looking skin. What concerns me the most isn’t aging skin but an aging brain.
There are many things that cause the brain to age prematurely. First there are the toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis such as heavy metals, chemicals, and certain foods that we eat. If the toxins cannot be eliminated from our body they will build up not only in our bodies but in our brains. The resulting plaque buildup can cause memory loss, dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease.
Another factor that can cause the brain to age is lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain. This can happen either by plaque buildup or a lack of blood flow due to an immune response to something like gluten. Not getting enough cardio vascular exercise can also affect the brain with less blood flow.
The brain is comprised mostly of fat and if the Brain does not get the proper fats, such as fish oil and a diet high in mono-saturated fat it will not have enough resources to keep healthy. Countless studies in the last few decades have shown the importance of Omega 3 (fish oils) in our daily diet.
So what can we do to help prevent or slow the aging process of the brain? How can we enjoy all of our years with all of our marbles? First we can make sure to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. We can eat foods that are rich in Omega 3’s such as fish, grass fed beef, eggs and chicken. It is also important to supplement your diet with Omega 3’s, like Omega Co3 and Brain E DHA by Apex Energetics or Complete Omega 3 Essentials by Nutri-West. Nutri-West also has a children’s chewable Omega 3, Complete Children’s EPA-DHA because you are never too young to start protecting your brain. We personally use Livewave Glutathione Patches to help pull out the neurotoxins from the brain. Supporting those neuropathways can be helpful as well, as with the product Neuro-PTX by Apex Energetics.
Last but not least let’s not forget our other member of the family our beloved dogs. Dogs also need to keep their brains healthy! One good way to do that is with Omega 3’s as well. Try Pet Naturals, Daily Catch Liquid or Daily Catch Treats.
If you have any question about what might be helpful to your brain please feel free to call Ovitaminpro.com at 877-465-0844.
6 thoughts on “Anti-Aging Brain”
As a career coach specializing in working with creative people, I’m always interested in articles on the brain. Supplements can support brain function and tracking, which affects everything we do.
Is there someplace in your blog that addresses heavy metals? Those definitely place a load on the brain. What do you recommend for detoxification of the brain?
Mary Ellen Brines
I thought of another question re: the brain. Foggy thinking/ not being able to think of words/terms has been a problem. I realize that I am not eating/supplementing with essential fatty acids.
Please recommend how much/ how often one should eat fish per week.
How much / what kind of oils/nuts/ flax seeds to include in the diet.
I would like to include some EFa’s from diet prior to supplementing.
Is foggy thinking ever due to menopause?
Mary Ellen Brines
Essential fatty acids are necessary food for the brain! There is not way we can eat enough fish, due to high mercury content of mercury in our sea food. The average person should take a minimum of 3,000 ml a day. People with inflammation issues should take a lot more, at least double that number. It used to be all beef were raised grazing on live greens which contain EFA’s but now days that is difficult to find unless you buy organic.
Foggy brain can be a part of menopause. I believe it is closely related to the adrenal stress we are constantly under. Because our adrenals are stressed when we enter menopause it effects our sexual hormones and their ability to supply the levels we need to pass through menopause without adverse side effects like brain fog.
I posted a reply earlier about glutathione. It is still my pick for heavy metal detox. I does take several months, you cannot go at it too fast.
We will try to do some more blogs on the brain. You can also read more on the web site under the Resource Guide on the front page. I appreciate your comments!