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Many of my women friends and patients are living with brain fog and lack of motivation that’s keeping the brilliance of their minds from shining as it should. It clouds their focus, mental clarity, concentration, and motivation. But it’s more than that—it’s a distracted feeling, a shorter attention span, the “it’s on the top of my tongue” frustration, and slower thought processing.
With all of our obligations these days—family, work, home, community—we barely have time to catch our breath, let alone think clearly and remember all of the little details. As we age, time, stress, less sleep, and a not-so-perfect diet all take their toll on our brains.
The good news is, in most cases the problem is not something irrevocable. My brain-rejuvenating program will give you the tools you need to regain that mental edge.
Your brain uses 20 percent of the total energy in your body—energy that’s supposed to come from the food you eat. Whether you have enough energy to achieve peak mental performance depends on what you eat, and how well you digest it.
Avoid food that tax your pancreas, including wheat, red meat, saturated fats, alcohol, caffeinated beverages, sugar, and dairy products.
Strive to replace these foods with those that naturally contain enzymes of their own, such as raw fruits and vegetables, and sprouted seeds, whole grains, and legumes. When you eat meat, choose fish or range-fed poultry. Eggs should also be from range-fed poultry. In addition to providing a sound nutritional foundation, these choices boost your natural pancreatic enzyme levels, for healthier digestive function, and improved mental energy.
To boost the energetic value of your food, relax a few minutes before each meal, enjoy the aroma, anticipate the flavors and textures, and get your juices flowing. Chew thoroughly, the break food into smaller fragments and increase its exposure to digestive enzymes in your saliva. This will trigger the release of digestive juices further down the intestinal tract.
Eating better can help you regain your mental edge. However, nutritional supplements can also play a key role. There are several key nutrients I recommend for overall brain health, mental performance, and memory.
- Lasoperin is a proprietary blend of Chinese Skullcap and Acacia that was developed by a team of scientists and has been the subject of a very exciting study. In this trial, healthy adults over the age of thirty-five were given Lasoperin over a thirty-day period. The preliminary findings suggest an improvement in focus and attention. And these preliminary results also suggest that speed of processing was better when the subjects were challenged with a complex task. What this may mean is a boost to your “think on your fee” ability. I recommend 300 mg daily.
- DMAE. Your body uses DMAE to create choline, possibly the most crucial nutrient for proper brain function. Choline is an essential building block for acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter responsible for thinking and memory. While research on DMAE is in its infancy, I feel very strongly that women need a high amount of it. I recommend 500 mg daily.
- Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC) is similar to acetylcholine. It helps keep your cell membranes stable which in turn enhances nerve impulse transmission. Basically, ALC helps give your neurotransmitters the building blocks to stay clear and sharp. I recommend 100 mg daily.
- Tyrosine is a favorite nutrient of mine because it helps make you feel good. It’s a forerunner to dopamine, the “cheerleader” neurotransmitter in your brain that sends out energizing and motivating messages. By enhancing dopamine levels, tyrosine helps promote mental functioning under stressful situations, and it can help ease the effects of stress which can impair your thinking. I recommend 500 mg daily.
I couldn’t find one formula on the market that included each of the nutrients, in the best amounts and correct potencies. So, I spent several months developing Brilliant Mind. But, it’s so much more than a “memory” formula. It’s a unique combination of nutrients that nourish your brain and support your ability to focus, concentrate, recall details, think on your feet, and stay mentally motivated and sharp.
You can support your focus, clarity, and mental edge simply by staying mentally motivated and energized with a healthy diet and right combination of nourishing brain nutrients.