Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More Memory sharpener! An update!

I discovered more things that will help improve and even reverse memory loss. Boy! Was I surprise that they even tried it on people who have Alzheimer's disease and it worked! So rest assured it will work for you and me :). Firstly let us remember that nobody has a perfect memory, only a perfect attitude towards improvement. So let us not be too harsh on ourselves. I would like to reiterate that complete vitamin B is essential for the normal process and function of the nervous system. The most important thing to remember about vitamin B? All vitamin B must be taken together, so take a B complex supplement. Minimizing the intake of cholesterol and fat is one of the smartest move you can make to ensure your brain's health. The best brain sustaining diet is low in calories, salt, peas (legumes) and lots of fresh produce especially green leafy vegetables.

According to research. iron, copper, magnesium, iodine and zinc are generally recognized as brain-critical minerals. But boron turns out to be the brain's all-star performer. You know what? People getting three mg. of boron daily demonstrated alertness, heightened brain activity and learning superiority. Where can you get boron? APPLE! a medium sized apple contains about less than one mg of boron. So get the big sized ones! Take at least 3-4 a day! It will work magic you'll see :)

According to Medical Science research a 76-year old man with Alzheimer's disease was placed in a nursing home. At some pont doctors started giving him 500 mg of magnesium two times daily. 2-3 wks after the doctors were surprised to note his improved awareness. His family were so happy that for the first time in months, he would turn when they called his name. He continued to improve with enhanced memory and more clarity of thought, and after nine months he was able to go home again.

Water, water, water! Do not deprive your brain cells from water! I cannot over emphasize what you already know but just take for granted, 8-10 glasses of water a day.

Anything that enhances circulation and acts as an antioxidant is going to encourage good memory. Gingko works by increasing blood flow to the brain. It has extraordinary medicinal properties, using dried green leaves of the Maidenhair tree to treat poor circulation, memory loss and mental deterioration.

Some scientists believe the natural course of aging includes the decay and loss of brain cells. This is not just so! What happens is we stop challenging our brain. The older we get, the less challenges and less need fort deep concentrated thought. So don't stop stimulating and challenging your brain! Exercise those brain muscles!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Are your feet romantically ready?"

Is there such a thing? Yup! Believe you me there is! hahaha... Read on and I will tell you how to make those feet looking and feeling gorgeous for those footsie moments…

I'm sure you will agree that our feet are the most abused part of our body right? That’s why God made it the way it is, thick-skinned, tough so it can withstand its daily wear and tear. But that doesn’t mean we will just leave those poor thing neglectd. C'mon, keep it moisturized and looking pretty pink!
Yes, our feet need to look and feel pretty too otherwise no matter how dressed you are, you are actually not completely stunning. I for one am a foot person, if you can call it that. I feel so annoyingly ugly when my feet are dry and I can see the natural lines cracked, dull, looking old, pale, cranky and yucky!

If you want to be pretty amazing from head to toe, then let the blood circulate! Follow these simple pampering routines at least three times during the first two weeks (depending on how badly beaten and neglected your feet are) and twice a week thereafter. For maintenance, you can use the pumice just once a week.
1. Before retiring at night, wash feet. Then soak them in hot water (w moisturizing soap and or lemon/kalamansi-optional) for about 15 minutes to soften. If your feet are sore and tired you can put slices of ginger instead of the soap and lemon to ease the weariness.

2. With the use of a pumice, scrub out dead old dull skin around each feet for a few minutes. By scrubbing, we achieve two things: get rid of dead old dull skin; boosts the blood circulation.

3. Smother your feet gently with a foot scrub (one with granules you
can buy in any department store) using circular motion. Rinse well
with warm water.

4. Option 1: soak feet in warm water with coconut oil (if you can get a hold of virgin coconut oil, by all means use it) for 5 minutes. Pat dry. Then apply a coat of coconut oil on pat-dried feet. Put on socks.

Option 2: Towel dry. Apply petroleum jelly generously (you can buy in any drug store or department store) Put on socks.

Every morning after taking a shower, apply moisturizing lotion (for extra dry skin or whatever you have available) generously on your feet.

If your schedule allows and you have access to a spa, it won’t hurt to go for a foot spa once a month followed by a real good foot massage. A Thai foot massage would be the best if you can avail of it. This will ease out all the tension and give your feet and legs a good blood circulation. Wow, What a way to relax!

Lastly, enjoy your gorgeous looking pretty pink feet that is ready for those footsie moments!
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HEEELP!! I need a Memory Sharpener!

Do you think life is stressful? Doh! Of course life is extremely challenging, hectic, sometimes insane! We worry about everything.. especially aging.. woah! However, these things do come and cannot be avoided, and all these can affect our memory. Even certain medications and the food we eat that has a lot of contraindication is a culprit to a sharper memory and better attention span. The good news is there are things we can do to sharpen our mind and help preserve it!Provoke & constantly stimulate Your Brain

Here are mental exercises that will challenge your mind to increase blood flow to the brain that will keep it in tip-top shape!

• Reading – a newspaper, a novel, a magazine, anything, just keep reading!
• Sudoku number puzzle (it’s truly an addicting one!)
• Crossword puzzles (a dictionary is most helpful)
• Brainteasers like rubrix cube (It’ss a very good one!)
• Learn new ways to use a computer (it’s enjoyable!)
• Crafts, like paper art, beads, cross-stitch, bookmarkers, painting pots, wood work and sewing, etc.
• Hobbies, like writing, gardening, building model dollhouses, etc
• Socializing – visit old friends or join groups to meet new ones
• Learn a new language.. this is really fun!
• Take lessons, maybe dancing, art, history or music
• Travel – learn and experience the food, history, and culture of your destination
• Go to the theater, the museums, or thought-stimulating movies and then attempt to write a critic about it even if it’s just for yourself
• Stop boring yourself, change the routine in your daily life. Reversing your schedule or your pattern in shopping for your groceries is an example.

Memory Aids helps

• Use day planners, and calendars whether electronic or paperbook where you can make nores for your every day appointments, to do’s. Electronic ones are more efficient nowadays since you can set an alarm to beep you.
• A diary where you can record birthdays, and special occasions that happen on the same date every year anyway.
• A notebook of daily things "to-do" lists that you can write every night before you retire for bed and placed beside your bedside so you can add on to it anytime. (sticky notes would also be helpful)
• if at all possible, an instant review session before a gathering, of who will be there, so their names will be fresh in your mind when you see them
• Would be good to establish routines, such as where you keep your bag, keys, wallet. It should be in the same place every time.

A healthy lifestyle is always a must!

Eat a diet rich in antioxidants and B vitamins.
In research studies, the antioxidant nutrients—vitamins C and E and beta carotene—have been associated with high marks on memory tests. And B vitamins, specifically vitamin B6 and folate, are believed to boost memory function as well. Good food sources include:

• Vitamin E: nuts, oils, sunflower seeds, and wheat germ
• Vitamin C and beta-carotene: orange, green, red, and other brightly-colored fruits and vegetables
• Vitamin B6: bananas, legumes, oatmeal, wheat germ, and whole grains
• Folate: fruits, vegetables, legumes, and fortified grain products

Choose food sources of antioxidants as opposed to supplements; the most promising studies so far have used foods, not pills.

Exercise regularly. Among the many benefits of regular exercise is increased blood flow to the brain and decreased risk of certain chronic diseases that can interfere with memory function. One study found that even moderate exercise has a beneficial effect. Examples of "moderate" exercise are:

• 18 holes of golf once a week, without a cart
• Tennis twice a week
• Walking one mile per day

Manage stress. It can be tough to remember what's important when your mind is cluttered and harried. Make time for relaxation—paint, exercise, read a book, pray, meditate on God’s word, take a walk, listen to music, bake bread—whatever it is that calms you down, make it routine.

Manage chronic conditions. Side effects of high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease can interfere with mental function. Many of the lifestyle steps discussed here can help manage these conditions. Strive to eat a healthful diet, exercise regularly, get stress under control, and follow your doctor's specific advice for your condition.

Minimize medications. Review the medications you take with your doctor. Some may be unnecessary. Also, healthful lifestyle habits may lower the need for certain drugs. Will be wise to regularly do a coffee enema (see my blog/article about it-extremely effective.)

(lifted from an article By Karen Schroeder, MS, RD; shared by Conrad Favorito with additions that I believe is beneficial to my readers)
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