Memory and Cognition Problems
Memory and cognition problems are characterized by an inability to mentally focus and use one`s cognitive abilities properly.
Symptoms of such problems include poor mental focus, difficulties learning, poor memory, difficulties comprehending reading material and other forms of information, and interrupted trains of thought.
Memory and cognition problems can be related to allergies, candidiasis (systemic yeast overgrowth), fatigue, thyroid problems, stroke or poor circulation to the brain, amino acid and/or mineral imbalances, environmental toxins such a mercury, and low blood sugar. All of these factors must be screened for and, if present, addressed, before long-term improvement can be achieved.
Eat an organic, whole foods diet that includes fish and adequate protein.
Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive.
Eat foods that stabilize blood sugar levels, including complex carbohydrates, and drink plenty of pure filtered water throughout the day.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey. Check out www.grasslandbeef.com.
The following nutrients can be helpful: phosphatidyl choline, chromium, lecithin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, and DMAE (dimethylamine ethanol).
Vitamin C: Concentrations are 15 times higher in the brain than in any other body tissue, which means this nutrient is vital for brainpower. Vitamin C extends the life of vitamin E and is needed for the production of several key brain chemicals, including acetylcholine and dopamine. It is important to take vitamin C in staggered doses throughout the day, as the body can fully absorb only 500 mg at a time. Typical dose: 1,000-5,000 mg daily or up to bowel tolerance (just short of producing diarrhoea).
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC): This amino acid (protein building block) enhances brain energy, helping to improve mood and reduce the effects of age-associated memory impairment. Typical dose: two divided doses of 1,000-2,000 mg each day.
For optimum health and healing we would also recommend:
- Taking Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Omega 3 supplements:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
In the short term, high stress levels impair a person’s ability to pay attention, focus, and easily recall information. However, the long-term effects of stress are more severe, since they accelerate the aging process and cause brain degeneration.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Meditation provides substantial benefits by inhibiting the release of cortisol and lipid peroxidase (a marker for free-radical activity) and increasing levels of DHEA. Lowered cortisol levels and improved memory function can be documented in subjects who are taught to meditate.
Journaling: By regularly writing down your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions in a journal, you can help yourself to better understand the underlying issues in your life that can be contributing to your mental and emotional problems, gaining new insights in the process that can empower you to heal. Research has also shown that the daily practice of journaling can also help to improve physical health symptoms.
In addition, journaling can be an effective way for releasing yourself from the chain of negative emotions linked to past traumas, as well as phobias. A specific journaling technique known as desensitization can help you to accomplish this. To deal with traumas, simply allow yourself to re-experience all that you can recall of the traumatic event. Write down everything that occurs to you as vividly as you can, so that you use all of your senses. Initially, you may feel the fears and other emotions you associate with the event. By writing about the event on a daily basis, however, eventually you will find yourself becoming detached from or desensitized to the event so that it no longer affects you. In the process, you may also discover elements of the experience that escaped you when the event happened, which can provide you with further clarity and peace of mind. You can work with phobias in a similar fashion. Instead of “reliving” a past event on paper, imagine an experience that would typically trigger your phobia. Over time, you will find that whatever you imagine has only the power over you that you give it, making it easier to let go of your fears.
Any stress reduction method that effectively disengages the body’s fight-or-flight reaction and therefore inhibits excessive cortisol production is useful to ensure optimal brain longevity.
The power of beetroot/beets: www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/get_with_the_beet_and_get_brainy.php
Fish oils for brain health: www.naturalnews.com/016353_omega-3_fatty_acids_mental_health.html
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Improve your memory www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbvUp8Sr_E0
Tips to improve cognitive function www.ehow.com/video_12246413_tips-improve-cognitive-function.html
Universal mind meditation www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW4nyzXPDbE
Chinese herbal medicine for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Age Associated Memory Impairment: a review of randomised controlled trials. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18716893
Further Information (links and books)
Mega Memory Audio Course
How to Develop a Perfect Memory by Dominic O’Brien
The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children by Torkel Klingberg and Neil Betteridge
Broken Memories: Case Studies in Memory Impairment by Ruth Campbell and Martin Conway
The Brain Wash: A Powerful, All-Natural Program to Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Parkinson’s, and Other Diseases – Michelle Schoffro Cook
Anti-Aging – Natural Ways to a Better You – Lambert Klein
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
Brain Advantage – www.drdavidwilliams.com (800) 888-1415
Sense of Mind, North Star – www.northstarnutritionals.com (800) 913-2592
Extension I.Q., Vitamin Research – www.vrp.com (800) 877-2447
Vitamin B complex, Max Stress B Nano-Plex – www.vpnutrition.com (877) 335-1509
Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Doctor’s Trust Vitamins – www.puritan.com (800) 645-1030
Antioxidant, Active-H – www.therawfoodworld.com (866) 729-3438
Antioxidant, Zanguard – www.ivlproducts.com (800) 218-13
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Carrie Vitt email@example.com – Organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA firstname.lastname@example.org – Meditation, stress
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Kath May firstname.lastname@example.org – Reiki, Tai Chi.
Lillian Bridges email@example.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika firstname.lastname@example.org – Aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic practitioner.
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