5 Smart Supplements that Can Naturally Improve your Memory and Learning Processes

5 Smart Supplements that Can Naturally Improve your Memory and Learning Processes

Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD There’s endless sources of information about supplements for bodybuilding, overall health, and various ailments, but one thing that doesn’t get the attention it deserves are supplements for the brain… … Otherwise known as nootropics . Some of these nootropics have been proven to improve memory and learning, and they can even have an acumulative, long-term effects that last even after the supplementation is stopped. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t benefit from improved learning and memory in their daily lives? Here’s five of the best nootropics for memory and learning: The Russian Noopept (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester) is a modified version of the first ever created nootropic; Piracetam . It’s synthetically made, and doesn’t occur naturally in any foods or plants, but it serves as a pro-drug to the natural brain neurotransmitter cycloprolylglycine. Although synthetically made, Noopept is neuroprotective, non-toxic, and virtually side-effect free according to scientific literature. How does Noopept work to increase memory and learning? Noopept is known to improve the transportation of the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh), as well as making the ACh-receptors more sensitive towards the neurotransmitter (cholinergic signaling is extremely important for memory and learning). Another way Noopept can improve memory is its ability to increase the protein BDNF (brain-derived neurothropic factor) , which is associated with long-term memory improvements. In several animal trials , Noopept has improved various cognitive markers, and in a 56-day human study , daily Noopept supplementation led to significant improvements in a battery of cognitive tests. Bacopa Monnieri is a naturally occurring herb commonly used in the Indian herbal medicine; Ayurveda. It’s one of the most studied herbs in terms of memory, and has certainly deserved to be called a memory booster. It’s main mechanisms of action seem to be an increase in the brain […]

8 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power

Most of us have experienced conditions such as depression, anxiety, memory problems and trouble focusing or just plain brain fog. We think these problems are all in our heads. However, in his pioneering new book, “The UltraMind Solution,” Mark Hyman, M.D., explains how the real causes of these problems are in your body, not your head. By simply addressing the underlying causes of mood, memory and behavior problems you can boost your brain power and have a calm, confident, focused and happy mind. The three-pound organ in your head is very sensitive. So if you want to feel happy, alert and focused, start being sensitive to its needs. Ditch the high fructose corn syrup and sugars, transfats, processed and packaged foods (which contain up to 3,500 food additives and chemicals). Choose organic foods and grass-fed animal products to avoid hormones, antibiotics and the gallon of neurotoxic pesticides each of us consume every year. Filter your water. Wear a helmet when doing sports that put your head at risk. Stop or reduce brain-damaging medications (acid blockers, statins and acetaminophen). 1. Optimize the Seven Keys to an UltraMind If you fix your body you will fix your brain, automatically. The seven basic systems of the body must be optimized for your body (and brain) to function properly. Here’s all you need to do: optimize nutrition; cool off inflammation; balance your hormones; fix your digestion; enhance detoxification; boost your energy metabolism; calm your mind. And optimizing the seven keys to an UltraMind is simple. Follow this roadmap that automatically balances the seven keys: eat right for your brain; tune up your brain chemistry with supplements ; sleep, rest and exercise for your brain; live clean and green. 2. Eat Right for Your Brain To boost your brain power, you need the right […]

Prepping the Body: Boost Your Physical and Mental Strength with Essential Oils

Prepping the Body: Boost Your Physical and Mental Strength with Essential Oils

The goal of every prepper is to be ready for different survival scenarios. The first thing we like to do is prep our survival kits. We fill them with gadgets and tools that would make our chances of survival more likely. It is desired to have a survival kit ready to go in your home. But one thing is for sure. We tend to forget to prep our bodies and minds for the extreme challenges of disastrous situations. A healthy, robust body and a sharp, quick-thinking mind are the best tools you can have! Even better than a knife packed in your survival kit. We know that getting in shape and building the endurance is easier said than done. But the journey to self-improvement does not need to be that hard, especially when we have essential oil at our disposal. Yep, those potent plant extracts captured in small tinted bottles can help you prep your body in many different ways. Keep on reading to find out how essential oil can help boost your physical and mental strength. Some may say that the easiest way to strengthen your physical and mental health is by getting enough sleep. But we all know that falling asleep can be difficult at times. In fact, it is estimated that 50 to 70 million adults living in the U.S. have a sleep disorder. Establishing healthy sleep habits is extremely important as our body and mind restore and repair during slumber. Sleep deprivation can weaken your immune system, which will make you more susceptible to getting cold and flu or catching other serious infections. If you are having trouble sleeping, you may want to start using calming essential oils before bed. A relaxing lavender aromatherapy will help you calm your nervous system, your heart rate, and […]

Cognition Enhancing, Nootropic Coffee Could Take Your Productivity to the Next Level

Cognition Enhancing, Nootropic Coffee Could Take Your Productivity to the Next Level

For millions of people around the world, it feels nearly impossible to focus and begin the work day without a cup of coffee. In America alone, an estimated 64 percent of the population drinks at least one cup each day – according to results of a survey commissioned by the National Coffee Association – which explains why retail coffee is a $36 billion industry. But while the majority of Americans might agree that coffee is an essential part of their daily ritual, the type of coffee they consume varies wildly. From tried-and-true instant coffee to gourmet cold brew, there’s never been a wider array of options to choose from. And now, yet another option is being added to the mix: Nootropic Coffees. A nootropic is a substance that enhances cognition and memory, and facilitates learning. While there is much debate over the merits and long-term safety of nootropics , which are sometimes referred to as “smart drugs,” proponents claim they are useful for boosting productivity and maintaining focus, much in the same way people currently use coffee. This similarity between the effects of coffee and these so-called smart drugs is no coincidence. Two of the most popular nootropics are caffeine and L-theanine, both of which can be found in a regular cup of Joe. So it’s no surprise that the nootropic industry sees winning over coffee drinkers as a logical next step. Currently, there are several brands of nootropic coffee on the market boasting a wide variety of cognitive benefits. Kimera Koffee Amazon The makers of Kimera Koffee claim to have created “a special blend” that will “turbocharge your brain.” They’ve combined organic coffee beans from the Dominican Republic with amino acids and nootropics in order to create a “robust” and complex” drink that they say will increase both […]

Massive, coordinated social media PURGE silences hundreds of conservative, libertarian channels before mid-term election

Massive, coordinated social media PURGE silences hundreds of conservative, libertarian channels before mid-term election

( Natural News ) Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter are committing massive election fraud with a coordinated purge of conservative and libertarian accounts just weeks before the mid-term elections. What follows are excerpts from Information Liberation (Chris Menahan) and The Organic Prepper (Daisy Luther): Yesterday, the alternative media purge was boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It’s just one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they’ll soon have unquestioned access to the minds of more than 2 billion people. And this should terrify everyone who wants to be free to question the status quo and to seek a wide range of information. Hundreds of alternative media site administrators logged onto Facebook to discover that their accounts had been removed. Soon after, many of these sites and their writers found that their Twitter accounts had also been suspended. Popular pages like The AntiMedia (2.1 million fans), The Free Thought Project (3.1 million fans), Press for Truth (350K fans), Police the Police (1.9 million fans), Cop Block (1.7 million fans), and Punk Rock Libertarians (125K fans) are just a few of the ones which were unpublished. The fact that many of these accounts were also suspended by Twitter shortly thereafter should tell you that this is a coordinated effort to silence large swaths of the population. … Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey just carried out quite possibly the biggest attack on the free press in the history of America and the corporate media is cheering it on. During the civil war, Abraham Lincoln shut down a few newspapers. Mark Zuckerberg just shut down 559 pages and 251 accounts — which include tons of massive independent media sites with millions of followers run by Americans […]

A bonding family experience in the #OPescape RV

A bonding family experience in the #OPescape RV

Today’s post comes to us from Paula Schuck (@inkscrblr), the writer behind Thrifty Mommas Tips , and our next #OPescape content creator to travel around Ontario’s provincial parks in our wrapped RV . A few weeks ago, I listened to a podcast about the brain and nature’s impact on health, and I learned that time spent in natural surroundings impacts immune function, weight, and blood pressure as well as attention deficit disorder. The impact of even a three day break when spent outdoors enjoying nature lasts months and leaves you in better health mentally and physically. After learning that, I was more eager than ever to leave on our first ever RV trip (in celebration of Ontario’s Parks 125 th anniversary). I needed to see for myself if it was true. Would the experience change us? Better mental and physical health is a constant goal in our family We are active and athletic, but we are also always striving to improve. As parents, we try to model healthy habits, nurture a love of learning and a passion for travel. So when we agreed to travel to five of Ontario’s provincial parks up north, we were looking forward to challenging hikes, peaceful canoe rides and new experiences (including attending a party to celebrate Killarney’s Dark Sky Preserve status!). We didn’t know exactly what was in store for us, but we were willing to find out. I was hopeful everyone would enjoy time outdoors together, learn a few new things, and leave feeling restored and grounded. Here’s my take on how healthy parks helped us build a healthy family. Harmony By the time we left the RV rental lot, we were all extremely excited and positive. But when you travel with kids, as every family knows, there can be a zillion […]

FirstLight Home Care Partners with Ageless Grace to Offer Innovative Brain Health Program

FirstLight Home Care Partners with Ageless Grace to Offer Innovative Brain Health Program

Brain fitness program emphasizes healthy longevity of both the body and mind CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — FirstLight® Home Care , an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, is expanding its services to include Ageless Grace, an innovative program that can help individuals maintain a healthy brain. "There have been several studies on the impact of how having a healthy brain can help prevent early dementia and even diseases such as diabetes," stated Jeff Bevis, CEO and Co-Founder of FirstLight Home Care. "We love the program’s anti-aging focus that helps improve overall health and well-being, reduce stress, keep the brain agile and the body responsive. It’s all about improving quality of life for our clients, especially those with cognitive deficits." FirstLight is thrilled to announce that it has begun offering Ageless Grace training to its franchise owners and managers so that they may, in turn, train their caregivers. The customized curriculum was developed by Denise Medved, founder and creator of Ageless Grace, specifically for FirstLight Home Care and is exclusive to the home care franchise. Medved has personally trained 10 FirstLight managers and owners from 13 different markets. Bevis says the company plans to continue educating its franchise owners across the country with the goal of being able to offer the Ageless Grace program to FirstLight clients in up to 100 markets by mid-2019. Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program that is meant to exercise the body and stimulate the brain. The exercises, based on neuroplasticity, activate all five functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination. Created by Medved, the Ageless Grace program consists of 21 simple exercises focused on natural, everyday movements and designed for all ages and abilities. Medved created Ageless Grace based on her own experience with […]

Turmeric OUTPERFORMS conventional chemotherapy drugs in treating all forms of cancer

Turmeric OUTPERFORMS conventional chemotherapy drugs in treating all forms of cancer

( Natural News ) The golden hue of turmeric is unforgettable; for thousands of years, the spice has been used in both the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. But until recently, turmeric hasn’t been given its due. While the mainstream media and puppets of conventional medicine decry virtually any and all forms of natural medicine, the benefits of turmeric can be ignored no longer. The root’s cancer-fighting capacity is particularly astonishing. A plant that cures cancer may sound outlandish to Big Pharma devotees, but skeptics have turned into believers after witnessing the plant’s miraculous power with their own eyes. There are multiple accounts of terminal cancer, undeterred by Big Pharma’s strongest cocktails, that has been cured with nothing more than a turmeric supplement — and there’s a growing body of scientific evidence to support the stories of turmeric’s cancer-fighting power. Turmeric beats cancer where chemo fails Earlier this year, Daily Mail revealed that a 67-year-old woman named Dieneke Ferguson had cured her terminal blood cancer with nothing but a turmeric supplement. Ferguson had all but given up after years of battling her stage-3 multiple myeloma with conventional treatments like chemotherapy. After three grueling rounds of chemo and four stem cell implants failed her, Ferguson turned to a more natural approach. With just eight grams of curcumin (a compound in turmeric) a day, the pensioner was finally able to fight back. Ferguson completely eliminated the fatal cancer from her body, and is now in good health. Ferguson says that she will continue to take her curcumin supplement, saying that she is happy, healthy and is enjoying her “high quality of life.” The power of the elements : Discover Colloidal Silver Mouthwash with quality, natural ingredients like Sangre de Drago sap, black walnut hulls, menthol crystals and more. Zero artificial sweeteners, […]

Want a younger brain? A polyphenol-rich extract of grape and blueberry found to reduce cognitive decline

Want a younger brain? A polyphenol-rich extract of grape and blueberry found to reduce cognitive decline

( Natural News ) Polyphenol extracts from grapes and blueberry help reduce cognitive decline , according to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology; Biological and Medical Sciences . In the study, French and Canadian researchers examined the effects of the consumption of polyphenol grape and blueberry extract on memory. The researchers conducted an earlier study in a mouse model in which they found that berries, berry extracts, or isolated flavonoids could hamper age-related cognitive decline. (Related: Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly .) For the current study, the researchers recruited 215 healthy people aged between 60 and 70 years old and whose body mass index (BMI) ranges from 20 to 30. The participants either consumed 300 milligrams (mg) of the grape and blueberry extract or a placebo in two capsules every day for six months. They also had three visits with the researchers: a screening visit, a baseline measurement session, and a final visit. Moreover, they performed memory function tests. Results revealed that the supplementation with the grape and blueberry extract enhanced the memory of participants with a lower level of memory performance. The researchers emphasized that the poorer performing participants exhibited the most improvements. “Subjects who were performing like 83-year-olds at the beginning, they were performing like 69-year-olds at the end,” said Barry Ritz, one of the researchers. The health benefits of grapes and blueberries Both grapes and blueberries are ideal snacks. Why? Because not only do they taste delicious, but they are low-calorie, fat-free, and nutrient-rich . Mother Nature’s micronutrient secret : Organic Broccoli Sprout Capsules now available, delivering 280mg of high-density nutrition, including the extraordinary "sulforaphane" and "glucosinolate" nutrients found only in cruciferous healing foods. Every lot laboratory tested. See availability here. There are many varieties […]

10 lunches to boost your brain health

10 lunches to boost your brain health

While eating a nutritious lunch is certainly smart for your overall health, did you know that certain foods might directly impact the health of your brain? Salmon, nuts and seeds, avocado, grapes, beans and eggs are just some of the foods with brain-boosting nutrients and antioxidants. To help you get the most brainpower from your mid-day meal, check out these ten tasty lunch recipes from some of the nations top registered dietitian nutritionists. 1) Almond Lover’s Asian-Style Noodle Salad An almond-inspired take on cold peanut noodles, this recipe has almonds in two ways; almond butter is whisked into the sauce for creaminess and toasted sliced almonds are sprinkled on top for bonus crunch. “Combined, the nutty addition gives this bowl a punch of protein, vitamin E and deliciousness. It also has lots of veggies to make it extra nutritious,” says Jackie Newgent, RDN, culinary nutritionist, author of “The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook.” Almonds, including almond butter, are a top food source of vitamin E, which Newgent says is good news for the brain, since research finds the vitamin may play a role in boosting alertness and memory as well as slowing cognitive decline. “Since the brain is fueled by carbohydrates, pairing almonds in a meal with ‘good’ carbs, like you’ll find in this noodle salad, is food for thought—literally and figuratively,” she says. This easy, make-ahead lunch recipe is packed with two powerful ingredients for your brain: grapes and salmon. Grapes are a natural source of beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols, associated with numerous health benefits, including heart and brain health. Polyphenols are found in every part of the grape—the skin, flesh, and seeds—and in grapes of all colors. Naturally sweet, three-quarters of a cup of fresh grapes contains just 90 calories and is an excellent source of vitamin K. […]