For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.To help settle some of our readers’ discussion/disagreement regarding whether one’s brain function may be improved as one ages, check out these extensive research and findings below: Chocolate reduces stress. Fish stimulates the brain. Is there any truth to such popular beliefs? The findings of researchers around the world say yes: It appears we really are what we eat. A study in a British prison found that inmates who took vitamin supplements were less prone to violent behavior. And in Germany, a psychologist at the University of Lübeck has shown that social behavior is influenced by the ingredients consumed at breakfast. But what really happens in the brain when we opt for honey instead of jam, and fish rather than sausage? Scientists around the world are trying to find out. Neuro-nutrition is the name of an interdisciplinary research field that investigates the impact of nutrition on brain health. Experiments on rats and flies offer new insight into the effects of our eating habits. When laboratory rats are fed a diet of junk food, the result is not just obesity. The menu also has a direct influence on their memory performance. The role of the intestinal flora has been known for some time, but scientists are currently discovering other relationships. So-called “brain food” for example: The Mediterranean diet that’s based on vegetables and fish is said to provide the best nutrition for small grey cells. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, for example, protect the nerve cells and are indispensable for the development of the brain – because the brain is also what it eats! In the video published on Mar 5, 2020, “Better brain health, DW Documentary” by DW Documentary, below:
Spatial memories and hippocampus (area in brain important for learning) are affected by what we eat. Diets high in fat and sugar disrupt the performance response as a result of inflammatory response triggered by high fat and sugar diets. So, be sure to get sufficient vitamin B complex and various vitamins and minerals in your morning breakfasts. In essence, be sure that you are not deficient in any vitamins, minerals, hormones, in order to behave optimally in your daily behavior and making optimal decisions.
“You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better and I can prove it.” Dr. Daniel Amen tells the SUCCESS Live Long Beach crowd that it starts with modeling a brain-healthy life. He says everyone—regardless of age—should be on an Alzheimer’s prevention program and that to strengthen your memory or get it back, you have to prevent or treat the 11 major risk factors that steal your mind: 1. Blood Flow 2. Retirement & Aging 3. Inflammation 4. Genetics 5. Head Trauma 6. Toxins 7. Mental Health 8. Immunity/Infections 9. Neurohormone Deficiencies 10. Diabesity 11. Sleep What are you modeling in your life? Are you modeling health, or are you modeling illness? “Your brain’s history is not your destiny. You can change your brain and change your life.” —Dr. Daniel Amen In the video published on Oct. 27, 2017, “How to Keep Your Brain Healthy“, by Success Magazine, below:
In the video published on Nov. 30, 2016, “Brain Foods for Brain Health- Boost Health with Good Eats”, by UC Davis Health, below:
If you ask old people what they’re worried about, it’s not the economy, it’s not even about Coronavirus (although they are worried about that), it’s dementia; which affects 50 million people globally. World leading authority on ageing and dementia, Dr Henry Brodaty AO, teaches us practical techniques we can all employ to enhance our brain health and to help prevent or delay the onset of dementia. Professor Brodaty is a researcher, clinician, policy advisor and strong advocate for people with dementia and their carers. At the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, he is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Montefiore Chair of Health Brain Ageing, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, and Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration. As well as being a prolific researcher with over 600 publications in refereed journals, he is a senior psychogeriatrician and Head of the Memory Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, in the video published on Mar 25, 2020, “Preventing Dementia and Enhancing Brain Health, Henry Brodaty, TEDxBlighStreet“, below:
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