"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;...
and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
~James H. West

Lisa's Blog

Super Brain!

Lisa Cutforth - Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Do you want to stay focused?  Do you want a sharp mind?  Do you want a good memory? Check out the easy tips below to look after your brain... (p.s. these tips will also give you more energy!!!) For those of you that attended the function on Monday:  Good for you!  You now know 5 ways to keep your brain young and focused, thanks for being in the audience!  I would LOVE to hear how you are going implementing the 5 keys.  If you haven't started yet, I would love to help you to get started! So I thought I would write a quick reminder for you!  Number 1: Remember to breath! This brought a laugh from a few of you.  It is SO obvious, isn't it?!  yet most of us only breath using 20-30% of our breathing capacity!  Oxygen is a vital "nutrient" for our bodies, it is an essential ingredient in the process of getting energy out of food, and it is absolutely vital for the health of our brain.  We can survive without food for weeks, water for days but without oxygen for a few minutes we would die! How to breath properly: Breath into your stomach, put your 3 fingers above your belly button and breath in so that you can feel your "tummy" expand and your fingers move outwards, breath out slowly and feel your "tummy" move inwards.  Be aware of your breath as you inhale and exhale, but don't force it.  Breath in and then breath out.  Whenever you are feeling stressed or tense, REMEMBER to stop and breath!  By bringing your attention to your breath, you will immediately feel calmer and you will oxygenate the brain for clarity. Number 2:  Control your blood sugar! This is vital for concentration, focus, clarity of mind, attention and sustained energy.  The best ways to do this are:
  • Always eat breakfast
  • Eat small regular meals
  • Combine protein and carbohydrates at meal times
  • Choose whole grain or low GI/GL foods and limit refined carbohydrates and sugary foods
  • Limit stimulants
Number 3:  Fat Your brain is made up of fat!  It needs fat to function!  The best fats are:
  • Fish oils such as sardines, salmon, tuna
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Cold pressed oils such as olive oil or flax seed oil
  • Avocado
Avoid: hydrogenated and trans fats and limit saturated animal fats (like cream, butter, cheese, fat on meat) Number 4: B Vitamins B vitamins are super essential for the brain, they are necessary for nerve production, stress reduction, memory, sleep, appetite, metabolism and especially with regards to the brain for breaking down homocysteine. High levels of homocysteine have been strongly associated with alzheimers disease risk.  B vitamins help to break this down into important substances used by the body. You get B vitamins in green leafy vegetables, grains, meat, chicken.   Just remember they are water soluble so the way you prepare food can affect your intake, e.g. if you overboil your broccoli or leave it to sit in the water after its cooked, the B vitamins will be dissolved in the water and will no longer be concentrated in the broccoli.  Quick cook and strain immediately or steam your veggies for maximum Bs. If in doubt, take a B complex supplement. Remember there are many things you can do to keep your brain alert and healthy, there are just 4 ways to get started. Number 5 and most importantly! Check out Lisa live giving you Point number 5, the most important tip! So Get Started today, be vital and love your brain!  ... But only if you want to Remember and Be remembered! I do!  
Micky commented on 29-Jul-2009 08:10 PM
Good tips for everyone! Sometimes it's easy to say, but hard to follow all tips. Anyways, good nutrient like seeds and fish oil that your article has suggested are really useful for our brains.
wheellVer commented on 05-Feb-2013 11:32 PM
this post
XxmHIoNerq commented on 06-Feb-2013 03:02 AM
buy soma online generic soma online - soma labs
wheellVer commented on 06-Feb-2013 04:21 AM
see it here
wheellVer commented on 06-Feb-2013 06:19 AM
get more
navigate to this website
wheellVer commented on 06-Feb-2013 08:20 AM
view website
wheellVer commented on 06-Feb-2013 10:06 AM
navigate to this site
wheellVer commented on 06-Feb-2013 11:46 AM
navigate to this web-site
try this out
wheellVer commented on 06-Feb-2013 01:30 PM
learn more
they said
wheellVer commented on 06-Feb-2013 03:14 PM
find out more
recommended you read
wheellVer commented on 07-Feb-2013 04:44 PM
a knockout post
click for source
wheellVer commented on 07-Feb-2013 11:23 PM
learn more
the full report
wheellVer commented on 08-Feb-2013 12:57 AM
site web

Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


weight loss relax skipping meals soft drink and behaviour problems Lactose intolerance avoiding a choice four questions you must ask your doctor before taking medication sugar and adhd nutrition soft drink and behavior problems to know and not do is not yet to know lunch healthy cooking demonstration health pioneers immune system go for 2 and 5 love food christmas energy empty your mind fruit and vegetable shortage recipe are frozen veggies any good assertiveness ask my doctor sugar and add food sensitivities 7 steps to detox breast cancer awareness pop-eye and spinach have more energy memory fun life quizz breast cancer prevention 7 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart salad ability to respond dancing indigestion 10 % principle alzheimers Add new tag healthy fast food, healthy take away healthy cooking parties low cholesterol stress, keys to managing stress, benefits of stress mood food allergies getting fit diet diary weight seasonal quick and tasty recipes life choices comfort eating hunger and stress reducing coffee homocysteine fresh start health for busy people nutritionist in brisbane improve your memory taking a break gift healthy shopping list nutritionists diet diary natural toothpaste trans fats celebrate life maintain a healthy weight, underweight prostate cancer healthy wine, healthy beer, healthy alcohol options have fun in the kitchen Egg allergy fresh health one step at a time recipes for allergies Sensational how to be happy drugfree alternatives Alan Pease diet diary of a nutritionist ways to improve prostate health what is healthy food Nina Simone sensitivity to milk libido strength low calorie meal plan dance music is sugar bad detox mobile phones and brain cancer, Dr Teo simple 7 day detox plan skip meals health with 10 % effort health cooking class in brisbane is chocolate bad for me brain health benefits of strength training, why you should strength train fun breast cancer awareness video hot guys feels good the tummy beast how to say no reasons to eat foods in season organic vegetables increasing energy gluten intolerance performance obesity anxiety the power to choose immune boosting tips blood pressure happiness workshop motivation how to avoid doing the right thing and getting the wrong results I've Got Life benefits of sleeping control best exercise heart disease fruit weightloss what is movember cooking with allergies dangers of multitasking while you eat are grains healthy fussy eaters how to love exercise making time to relax focus herbal toothpaste comfort pig soccer, role of team sports in longevity, role of exercise and community in longevity healthy shopping Dr Randy Pausch on Oprah real food food intolerances overindulge life lessons happiness course image how to check your breasts foods in season, seasonal recipes sexy salad support your body quick recipes calorie controlled diet Nutritional Therapist Cancer Laughter and stress corporate wellness healthy cooking party childrens lunch boxes what is a good breakfast how to get more of exercise wrong type of exercise, exercise and results I don't get hungry time management and healthy living muffins fatigue leaky gut, gut health, symptoms of leaky gut nutritious keep focused allergies new year's resolutions sexy salads love, loneliness great second hand books muscle wasting addicted to chocolate sustainable living, rural development, organic gardening, rampumps, biogas cheap fruit and vegetables, what's in season in autumn in australia taking responsibility recipies natural alternatives to drugs breakfast Happiness how to avoid injury during exercise quick eating solutions Lisa's Diary make stress work for you high cholesterol delicious which is better for you butter or margarine low calorie diet cholesterol lowering diet heart foundation tick explained benefits to keeping a diet diary success and you relationship with food comfort foods do i have to drink milk; where do i get calcium from; non dairy calcium sources should I eat organic veggies nutritionist nutritious cooking