How often do you think about your brain? Most of us rarely think much about our brain unless our mood, memory or concentration level becomes impaired or compromised. Some people worry about having a foggy brain, while other people may wonder about the influence of their brain when they are confronting chronic pain, addiction or weight issues.
Brain chemistry and brain connections are vital – not only for controlling every part of your body and vital functions like breathing that keep you alive; but for your personal sense of well being and functioning at your best.
THE BRAIN AND YOUR MOOD
Brain chemicals called neurotransmitters are critical to regulating your mood. They also affect your personality. The mostly commonly known brain chemical abnormality is probably the low levels of serotonin found in most people suffering from depression.
The important brain chemicals are serotonin, GAGA, acetylcholine and dopamine. These chemicals need to be in perfect balance, based on what is normal for you as an individual, in order to reveal your best personality and showcase you functioning at your best.
Brain chemicals reflect certain personality types: GABA dominant people tend to remain calm, serotonin dominant people tend to enjoy life, acetylcholine dominant people are quick thinkers who tend to be impulsive, while dopamine dominant people are self confident.
Dr. Eric Braverman is a leader in the field of understanding and connecting the vital link between brain health and aging.
Although it is possible to test your brain chemicals and to rebalance chemicals without drugs, some people will still require medication to treat some types of chemical imbalance in the brain. Make sure you eat good quality protein and take vital nutrients to ensure you make optimal amounts of brain chemicals that allow you to think clearly and remain in a good mood.
To evaluate your own brain chemistry, you can obtain a questionnaire by contacting Client Services. The information will help you discover how to optimize your brain function, restore your mental agility and feel better than ever.
Brain fog can result from a yeast overgrowth in your body. Brain fog can result from stress and stress hormone imbalance. Brain fog can be related to specific foods that you eat. When brain fog is caused by brain chemical imbalance, you will encounter the problem of having slower thoughts.
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THE BRAIN – MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION
Brain function depends on the proper balance of chemicals in your brain. This begins with the proper balance of your body. For greater concentration, better mood, sharper memory and a fit brain, take our Success Zones Training program.
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ALZHEIMER”S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA
If you have met someone who has it, you already know Alzheimer’s is a horrible, hideous and heartbreaking way to live. You can’t remember who you are or where you are. You don’t know what day, month, season or year it is and you no longer recognize the people you love and who love you. Which people were your friends, which ones were your foes? Sadly, you’ll never again know. Your memory erodes to the point that as early as tomorrow, you will have forgotten what happens today.
Current statistics indicate that if you live beyond the age of 70 years, your risk of suffering from dementia is great than 50%.
Proper hormone balance and vital nutrients can both help reverse early dementia, and also help protect you from further memory loss or delay the rate at which the loss is happening.
Learn how to keep your brain fit when you take the Success Zones training program, followed by the healthy living program at Better Medical Centre. Contact us by e-mail or phone (403)- 237-2353 to book your appointment.
FUEL YOUR BRAIN
Most of the energy that your brain cells use comes from a sugar molecule called glucose. Eating a diet very low in carbohydrates will therefore affect your brain function.
Eating a ‘lower’ ‘carb diet might be good for you if you have metabolic syndrome. However, you still need to eat complex carbohydrates and the right type of carbohydrates for your metabolism, and more importantly, for your brain energy.
Consulting with a nutrition coach is very important to help you get the proper balance and proportions of fuels for your brain and body.
BRAIN HEALTH – things you should avoid:
- Processed sugar
- Excessive Caffeine
- Excess alcohol
- Foods high in preservatives and chemicals
BRAIN HEALTH – things you should consume:
- Foods rich in anti-oxidants
- A variety of eastern spices such as turmeric and ginger
- Organic, whole foods
- Whole grains
HOW FIT IS YOUR BRAIN?
To learn what level of fitness your own brain has reached, contact Better Medical Centre today to book an appointment for your “Brain Fitness ” assessment.