Posts Tagged ‘memory’

FREE WEBINAR: Rule your hormones- How to take back control.

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If you just can’t figure out why:

  • You don’t feel positive most of the time
  • When stress attacks you’d rather run than take it on
  • You forgot what sleep is
  • You crave chocolate and coffee
  • You don’t have time to complete all of the tasks on your to do list without feeling overwhelmed
  • You wake up wanting to stay in bed
  • You can’t recall where you put your keys and your children (most of the time)
  • When your spouse or kids bug you, you are ready to flee
  • Your weight is wildly fluctuating

Then please JOIN ME in a FREE WEBINAR on “Rule Your Hormones: How to take back control ” on December 3rd, 2015 3pm PST.  Register here

Be well,

Lynn

You do have control over your health by doing this “one thing”

Known in the evidenced based world as the most effective medicine to combat even serious depression, it reduces your stress response and improves hormonal imbalance, improves your memory and enhances your quality of life.  It’s simply, exercise. 

Most of you may be sighing, already knowing that exercise can be so great.  But you may also be thinking ‘I don’t have time’, ‘I don’t have the energy’ (you should see me :)), or ‘I just cant seem to get into a habit’.    Here’s a true fact: even a little bit of exercise: walking, yoga, small weights, biking, swimming consistently can provide you with these impacts.  

If you need a little more support on getting motivated here’s a great video on getting motivated.

Be well,

Lynn

I’m almost certain…

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My grandmother has been experiencing dementia for 20 plus years.  In the past 5 years she was diagnosed with full blown Alzheimer’s.  My grandmother has been on statin (cholesterol blocking) drugs for the past 25 years.  Based on early test results that indicated “high cholesterol” she was placed on a low fat diet and cholesterol suppressing drugs.  I’ve been suspicious for the past few years in my heavy focus on neurological disorders that statin drugs were largely responsible for her long-standing dementia and now Alzheimer’s.

Recent science based research has revealed that cholesterol does not cause heart disease. Rather, sugar binding with fats in the process known as glycation creates cellular damage and plaque within artery walls.  My grandmother was instructed to eat a low fat diet.  A low fat diet is replaced by an increase in carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates break down to sugars and an influx of carbohydrates can create insulin sensitivity.  Insulin sensitivity has been strongly correlated with Alzheimer’s.  And sugar is directly linked with heart disease and damage of neurons.   The brain is composed of primarily fats and requires fats for memory, mood and resilience.  

Statins and a low-fat diet is the root cause of her dementia, neuron degradation and now Alzheimer’s? I’m almost certain.

FISH: If it can fit in your frying pan then it’s good for you

Does fish have mercury or doesn’t it? I hear fish has fatty acids in it which are beneficial for the brain and the body.  Isn’t this correct? I hear these questions among many about what type of fish is good or not good to eat.

Healthy fish provide our bodies with essential ‘good’ fats that are crucial for the overall wellness of the body.  Fatty acids and omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) fall under this category.  Both are supplied either through eating fish directly or through taking fatty acid/EPA DHA supplementation.    This is what they do for body:

1.  Build all cell membranes (all of the connectors between millions of brain cells meet at the cell membrane.  If the cell membrane is not healthy, disconnect can occur causing hyperactivity, poor mental function, memory problems and mood disorders)

2.  Reduce inflammation (within the brain and throughout the body)

3.  Balance blood sugar

4.  Stimulates new cell growth in the brain.

As stated from above, fatty acids and EPA/DHA are essential forms of fatty acids that the body requires to support its health.

Unfortunately our contaminants, household products, flooring, industrial goods and so much more have created a toxic environment that have directly intoxicated our fish.  All fish in the seas are exposed to these toxins: the small ‘nemos’ to the sharks.  In the ‘food chain’ the small fish eats the smaller fish, the medium sized fish eats the smaller fish that ate the smallest fish (etcetera). The largest fish, after consuming one smaller fish, has actually ingested several toxic fish.  This is why large fish are at the highest risk level of containing mercury as well as other toxic exposures.   Small fish carry the least toxicity. 

The rule then is: if you can fit the fish (whole filet) in your saute pan, then it’s good for you. 

Here’s a list of acceptable fish that can be consumed up to three times per week:

1.  Sardines, canned wild salmon, or herring.

2.  Cold-water fish such as wild salmon, small halibut, black cod. 

3.  Again, any whole small fish that can fit in your frying pan. 

Be well,

Lynn