NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: MEMORY

Posted by on July 21, 2015 .

R. 55 years old, a busy executive was worried by memory loss. His mum is suffering from early dementia.

 Fortunately, some of the key herbs and nutrients that support acute mental performance including learning, comprehension, attention, behaviour and memory also benefit and protect the brain over a lifetime.

In this case, three drivers are detected: stress, poor circulation and ageing.

Herbs and supplements:

-          Bacopa: improves memory acquisition, focus, alertness and comprehension

-          Ginkgo: maintains healthy blood circulation to the brain.

-          Rhodiola: improves adaptation to stress and relieves mental fatigue

-          Vitamin D: improves efficacy of neural transmission within the corticospinal pathway.

-          Multivitamins and minerals: provides foundation for cellular nutrition, especially with nutrients such as vitamins B’s,C, E, and selenium.

-          Magnesium with cofactors: low levels are associated with nervous system symptoms including poor concentration, confusion and irritability.

-          Omega-3’s:  the brain structure is very rich in essential fatty acids, notably DHA.

Diet and lifestyle:

-           Blueberries : rich in antioxidants, have been linked to improvements in learning, thinking and memory. They're also low in fructose compared to other fruits, making them one of the healthier fruits available.

-          Healthy Fats:  for body and brain optimal function, include organic butter from raw milk, organic virgin olive oil and coconut oil, nuts like pecans and macadamia, free-range eggs, wild Alaskan salmon, and avocado.

-          To exercise regularly: stimulates the release of endorphins, the “feel good” chemicals from the brain and promotes good circulation.

Brain protection is often overlooked and does not become a treatment priority until it’s too late. It is never too early to start a healthy brain strategy.

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