Sunday, November 16, 2014

DIY -- brain health

Here's how to keep your brain healthy.  START NOW.

1.  Get your sleep.
2.  Exercise.
3.  Don't use tobacco.
4.  Keep alcohol use low.
5.  Eat right, including meat, eggs, dairy, and leafy greens.
6.  Exercise your brain: learn a language, learn to play an instrument.
7.  Change your daily routine. 
8.  Change your furniture arrangements once in a while.
9.  Turn off the TV.
10.  Keep working.

The American Association of Neurologists published the results of a study of 3000 people for a two-year period and the results are that elevated levels of homocysteine in your brain, causing inflammation, may drop if you take B12 and folate supplements, but that won't keep your brain from deteriorating with age.  The ten steps above will all improve your brain function.  The earlier you start the better.

Here's a summary by the AAN:
Here's the study:

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