Thoughts on Better Aging

Brain Preservation: 5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline

July 8th, 2016

5 Simple steps you can take to help preserve memory and cognition as you age.

You’re never too young to begin thinking about brain preservation. No, we’re not talking about cryogenic storage or other sci-fi solutions. We’re talking about simple steps you can take right now to preserve memory and cognitive function as you age.

Challenge Yourself

Just like your body needs exercise to stay physically fit, your brain needs exercise and stimulation to stay mentally fit. It’s important to regularly break out of your comfort zone and try new things. Tackling new challenges creates new neural connections and promotes synaptic density, which will decrease the risk of neurodegenerative illnesses.

Lower Your Blood Sugar

High blood sugar levels are directly correlated with brain shrinkage and a higher risk of dementia. While what’s behind the correlation is not yet known, researchers do know that there are striking similarities between the muscle cells in diabetics and the brain cells in individuals with Alzheimer’s. There are many ways to reduce and control your blood sugar, including balanced hormones, good nutrition, getting more exercise, and eating more protein and fiber.

Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation harms the brain, as well as other systems within the body.

Combat inflammation by changing your diet for starters. While refined carbs like white bread can cause inflammation by firing up proteins called cytokines, whole carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, and beans can help reduce inflammation—especially when they also contain free-radical-fighting antioxidants.

Speaking of antioxidants, it’s a good idea to supplement them. Try our Renew Youth Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements. Alpha lipoic acid is one of the best oral antioxidants you can take. Or ask us about glutathione injections. Glutathione is commonly called “the mother of all antioxidants”.

Increase Healthy Fats

The brain is a hungry organ. When at rest, it uses about as much energy as a leg running a marathon. It’s important to give your brain the fuel it needs in the form of healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, salmon, and lean meats. Also consider an omega-3 fatty acid supplement as a simple way to get healthy fats into your diet. Try our Renew Youth EPA/DHA Omega-3s From Krill Oil supplement.

Consider Hormone Therapy

Hormones play a huge role in brain health. Unfortunately, as people age, hormone imbalance affects the brain, as well as the rest of the body. These imbalances interfere with the proper functioning of neurotransmitters in the brain. Early on, this can cause short-term Memory Loss, poor concentration, and brain fog. In the long term, risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer’s can be increased. Renew Youth’s™ safe and effective treatment protocols can restore the balance that your brain needs.

Please contact us at 800-859-7511 to learn more about the benefits of hormone treatment and nutritional therapies for brain health.

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