How To Keep Your Brain Healthy

You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better and I can prove it.
— Dr. Daniel Amen

Did you know that by the time we reach 85 years old, 1 in 2 of us will have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia?

In this video, listen in to Dr. Daniel Amen's advice on the importance of keeping your brain healthy and how best to do it. There really are ways to recover and rescue your memory if you are prepared and knock out bad habits, and it all starts with modelling a brain-healthy life. As he tells the SUCCESS Live Long Beach crowd, 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:

 

Blood Flow

Retirement & Aging

Inflammation

Genetics

Head Trauma

Toxins

Mental Health

Immunity / Infections

Neurohormone Deficiencies

Diabesity

Sleep

 

We can take our brains for granted so easily. Just as our bodies continue to function, so too do we expect our brains to keep ticking away at exactly the same rate as they always have. However, as soon as we stop learning, our brains will naturally start to die. If we don't give our brains the nourishment, blood flow, sleep, care and health that they need, we are at severe risk of causing long-term damage to their malleable and sensitive structure. It's fascinating to hear how many different factors can impact upon our brain health. Luckily, it really isn't as daunting as it sounds to keep our brains performing at their optimum level. What we have to recognise, however, is that it really is up to us to prolong their health. When it comes to our brains, complacency just will not do.  


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