Each of these tips can be customized to the individual, and I work with my patients’ to do just that. Here are my top 5 tips to Boost Brain Health.
1 Exercise – One of the single most impactful things you can do to support your brain health is exercise! Exercise helps memory, increases blood flow, builds new neurons, and improves insulin sensitivity. Aerobic exercise shows the most benefit in helping the brain but strength training and HIIT exercises are also beneficial. No matter what you do, just get moving!
2. Eat Healthy Fat – Your brain is largely composed of fat and requires healthy fats from the diet to operate at its best. Brain healthy fats include avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, omega-3 fatty acids, and raw unsalted nuts & seeds.
3. De-Stress – Doing things that you enjoy, spending time with friends or loved ones, meditate, rest, and relax. Whatever you do, do something that helps you de-stress and calm your brain.
4. Improve Digestion – You know the saying “trust your gut?” Well your gut is really another brain, and the two brains are in constant communication. Poor digestion or digestive issues impact the brain as well. I work with all my patients to address digestive issues and get this system working optimally.
5. Reduce Inflammation - Inflammation and poor digestion go together. Improving diet and removing inflammatory foods like dairy, gluten, and sugar will go a long way to reducing inflammation and helping the brain as well. A food allergy panel can also help identify specific food intolerances that may be contributing to inflammation in your system.
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