Our 7 Pillars To A Healthy Brain
Whole Food Diet and Supplementation
Adding Aerobic Exercise
Sleeping 7-8 hours a night
Deep and restful sleep strengthens neuroplasticity. Recent research has discovered that sleep is the time when the brain removes toxins that accumulate during wakeful hours and can contribute to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. This is like taking out the brain trash and it occurs because of the “glymphatic” system that uses the brain’s blood vessels to pump cerebral spinal fluid through the brain’s tissues, in effect pumping out garbage that collects during the day. This process takes a lot of energy. We only seem to have this energy during sleep when we are not actively processing wakeful information.
Maintaining Mental Stimulation
Expanding Social Interaction
Being around others stimulates neuroplasticity. Cognitive decline and memory loss are typical for the aging population, but not inevitable. While many people look straight toward medicine and pharmaceuticals for brain support, some studies suggest that you should actually be looking toward your friends, instead.
Pay attention to Mental Fitness
Mental fitness maintains neuroplasticity. We seek personal trainers when we want to get physically fit. We seek medical doctors when we have physical illness. We need to seek mental health professionals when we want to improve mental fitness. When needed, treatments have been developed and tested to successfully reduce symptoms for many cognitive health concerns. Recent research suggests that the large majority of people benefit from psychotherapy.
Achieving Regular O3i Monitoring
Julian Bailes, MD
Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery
at NorthShore University HealthSystem
and Co-Director of the NorthShore
Clinically proven, evidence-based nutritional formulations designed for the sole purpose of building strong, healthy brains through improved structural integrity and enhanced cognitive performance.*