There are increasing stressors to deal with on a daily basis in Syracuse due to an erratic economy which has been associated with unstable social conditions. These stressors can undermine your emotional health at a time when the need for a quick mind to compete effectively in society is greater than ever. Increased public awareness of the fact that psychiatric interventions consistently undermines the capacity of the brain to function well has many people in this community searching for natural manners to improve their memory. Good natural remedies to improve brain functioning and memory are discussed by Gigi in an article in Anti-Aging Nutrition News, “Improve Your Memory With These Common Food Ingredients.”
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) is an essential coenzyme which is required in many bodily activities. Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in pain, electric shock feelings, sleep disturbances, depression, fatigue and memory loss. Because production of vitamin B12 decreases with age, foods containing vitamin B12 are important. Vitamin B12 is found in meat, fish and dairy products. Fish is the best food source of vitamin B12 because it is low in fat.
Post-menopausal women often experience a decline in memory. And many men experience a decrease in testosterone production called the male climacteric. Foods which contain phytoestrogens are beneficial to both men and women by providing hormonal stimulation which increases visual special memory. Foods which are high in these beneficial nutrients are: soy beans, oats, barley, lentils, yams, rice, apples, carrots, pomegranates, wheat germ, ginseng, bourbon, beer, and fennel.
Certain plants release phenol and phytoalixin in response to stress or damage. In humans these chemicals have been found to do many positive things. One important positive effect is a neuroprotective action. They have been shown to decrease the plague formation associated with Alzheimer’s disease and improve other degenerative neurological conditions. And they have anti-aging properties. Furthermore, several studies have suggested marked improvement in memory in test subjects who have been supplemented with these chemicals. These chemicals are found in the skins of red grapes, blueberries, and other fruits.
Quercetin is a naturally occurring compound which is found in many plants. Quercetin is a flavonoid which works directly on neurons and increases synaptic conduction resulting in faster and better connections throughout the brain. Common foods which contain high levels of this substance are onions, fruits, vegetables, leaves, and grains. In India onions have long been used as a folk remedy to treat memory loss. Omega 3 fatty acids have also been shown to have a significant effect on brain function, specifically on memory and mood. Foods which contain omega 3 fatty acids are fatty fish like salmon, the oils from nuts, olive oil, beans, and squash.
So to keep your mind in good shape you should try to avoid psychiatrists with their damaging interventions and try to eat well. Include as many healthy foods in your diet daily as possible keeping the recommendations herein in mind. And supplements can be used to make certain you are getting the optimal amounts of good nutrition which you need. Also, you should stay physically active and mentally active to help keep your mind in shape.
Mandel News Service
The Harold Mandel, MD Natural Mental Health Care Reform Association