In Part 1 and Part 2 I covered things that you DO NOT want to do if you want your brain to work optimally throughout your life. That list included smoking, anticholinergic drugs, heartburn drugs, antibiotics, agricultural chemicals in our food, sugar (and mercury) in corn syrup, and excitoxins (such as those contained in vaccines). Now, let’s start on some positive steps we can take for brain health:
Take care of your gums. According to an article on webmd.com, one study “found that people with chronic gum disease for 10 years or more had a 70 percent higher risk of Alzheimer’s than those without gum disease.” They also reported on a mouse study. It “confirmed [that] the bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis could migrate from the mouth to the brain and that a toxic protein they secrete (gingipain) destroyed brain neurons. The bacteria also boosted production of amyloid beta, a component of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s.”
Get sufficient deep sleep. This factor is discussed in Steven Gundry, MD’s new book, The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age. (He is scheduled to be a guest on my show November 9th.) The brain has an elegant system for ridding itself of toxins that would otherwise interfere with the activity of brain cells. During the deep phase of sleep, our brain cells shrink just a bit to make more room for the brain’s lymphatic system to flush away debris. We don’t get into that deep phase of sleep as easily if we use our blue-light-emitting devices (phones, tablets, TV’s etc.) within an hour of bedtime. Blue light suppresses our production of melatonin, the neurotransmitter that helps us sleep. (Blue light blocking glasses may help.) Eating dinner or snacks too close to bed time also interferes with brain housekeeping and repair because our blood supply favors our digestive systems over our brains. It is ideal to allow 4 hours between eating and sleeping.
Use the Brain Light Pro (BLP) for Prevention. On the show, we’ve talked about how truly amazing this device is for helping with conditions like brain injury, stroke, anxiety, migraines, concussions, depression, and so on. It is also a help with better sleep which I just showed above is important. Because the BLP reduces inflammation in the brain and stimulates the formation of new blood circulation, it is also highly recommended for dementia of any kind. Better yet, use it daily before there is a problem to improve your alertness and memory as well as keep your brain in the best condition possible. This comfortable foam crown of bone-penetrating healing lights is very easy to use. And, because it should benefit everyone in the family for many years to come, quite a bargain. You can also rent a BLP to try it out knowing that the fee will be credited if you decide to buy it. Call 800-580-1102 and/or visit the website.