Browsing through my local newspaper this morning I noticed the word “Google” and anything about Google usually gets my attention.
The article (from Manly Daily Sat Oct 18 2008) was about recent research by a team of scientists from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
The study found that searching the internet stimulates brain activity in the elderly and middle-aged and helps to keep their minds sharp. The UCLA scientists found that searching the web triggers key centers in the brain that control decision making and complex reasoning and may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function.
Dr Gary Small, the principal investigator of the study, said “The study results suggest that computer technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults”.
The study’s authors noted that their findings are the latest to suggest that complex activity that keeps the mind engaged, such as crossword puzzles, may keep the brain healthy.
Why not try out some specially designed brain games?
Without a properly functioning brain we are in serious trouble, we just can’t live up to our full potential. Your brain works on the principle “use it or lose it”. Despite what you may have heard, you really can grow new brain cells.
Your brain need care and attention just like the rest of your body. So, how can you achieve an improvement in your brain power?
Think of your brain as an electrical circuit board, with an ability to constantly have new circuits installed, and existing ones to be reinforced.
So what are the building blocks of improved brain power? One is physical, the other mental exercise.
Keeping your body properly hydrated with energized living water is very important. However, you may not be aware that the single MOST important element crucial for the development and maintenance of healthy brain function is LECITHIN? It is a nutritional building block for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter.
Neurotransmitters function as brain messengers that enable the brain cells to “communicate” with each other. When neurotransmitter levels decline, the brain cells are unable to “communicate” efficiently with each other. This means that previously stored information (”memory”), cannot be recalled easily. Your “recall” ability weakens, causing fuzzy memory and mental tiredness in high-stress situations.
Lecithin is essential for mental development and maintenance. Lecithin is inexpensive and easy to consume.
How do you train and challenge your brain with the right kind of mental exercises? Find a scientifically valid balanced brain workout. Fundamental cognitive abilities – such as memory, attention and processing speed – can be improved with appropriate training. I recommend the scientific brain exercises developed by Lumosity.
Some of the important nutrients which are able to assist in boosting your ability to memorise and concentrate are:-
Essential Fatty Acids
Ginko biloba and some other herbs
However, are you aware the single MOST important element crucial for the development and maintenance of healthy brain function is LECITHIN?
The active ingredient in lecithin is phospatididylcholine. It is a nutritional building block for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.
Neurotransmitters function as brain messengers that enable the brain cells to “communicate” with each other. When neurotransmitter levels decline, the brain cells are unable to “communicate” efficiently with each other. This means that previously stored information (“memory”), cannot be recalled easily. Your “recall”ability weakens, causing fuzzy memory and mental tiredness in high-stress situations.
The result is a person is likely to suffer from poor concentration and diminished ability to retain and recall information.
Therefore lecithin is essential for mental development and maintenance.
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Lecithin is a naturally occurring phospholipid compound found in every cell of the body. The brain shows a dry composition of 30% lecithin, and about 1/5 of our nerves is composed of lecithin. Lecithin’s active ingredient, phosphatidylcholine is the nutritional building block from which the primary chemical for thought and memory is made. Lecithin is absolutely vital for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. When acetylcholine levels decline, so do concentration, and the ability to retain and recall information.
The choline in lecithin aids brain cells in creating new memory pathways to help recall long-forgotten details with greater clarity. Lecithin is also important in maintaining healthy brain cell membranes, keeping them permeable, so that essential nutrients are more easily absorbed, and waste products are excreted.
Recommended serving:- Adults : 7.5 gm (1 heaped tablespoon) Children : 6 – 12 years (1 heaped teaspoonful)
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Building blocks for brain neurotransmitter – messengers for cells to “communicate”.
LECITHIN is essential for Mental Development Stress, information overload, technology – induced challenges and aging disrupt neurotransmitters.
DO YOU KNOWTHAT BRAIN CELLS DOregenerate if essential building blocks are present.
Lecithin keeps cell membrane healthy and permeable allows nutrients and oxygen into cells and toxic waste out of cells.
Lecithin breakdown plaque, raises HDL ‘good’ cholesterol, protects against damage by homocysteine.
* For Healthy Liver Lecithin makes up 73% of the total liver fat. It protects the liver against degenerative changes brought on by fatty foods, alcohol and drugs. The fat-dissolving ability also helps prevent formation of gallstones.
* For Young, Healthy Skin Rich in unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin combats dryness, helps to restore skin’s youthful freshness and reduces the unsightly yellow fatty deposits that often develop under the skin and around eyes.
* For a Healthier, Trimmer Body Lecithin’s emulsifying action intensifies and accelerates fat metabolism to rid unsightly bulges.
Lecithin breaks down plaque deposited on arterial walls, improving vessel elasticity and blood circulation. It also helps raise good cholesterol (HDL-High density lipoprotein) while lowering bad cholesterol (LDL-Low density Lipoprotein) and triglycerides. It also shields against the damaging effects of homocysteine, an amino acid that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.
* For Zest and Vitality As a natural source of energy, lecithin increases zest and wellbeing effectively, not only for convalescents and dieters, but also for men with chronic fatigue and diminished vitality, which may be due to a shortage of lecithin in the seminal fluid.
* For Better Absorption and Assimilation of Nutrients By helping to build a healthier digestive system, lecithin improves nutrients uptake and utilization. Scientific research has shown that lecithin improves the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (e.g. Vitamin A and E) as well as enhances the vitamins’ actions.
A noted research chemist, Philip S. Chen, considers lecithin to be “a regenerator of just about every part of the body and mind. It is wise to keep the content of the body lecithin constant.”
Research shows that lecithin shortage may be one of the causes of:
* Forgetfulness. * Agitation and depression. * Sleep disorders. * Frequent tiredness. * Joint and muscle problems. * Digestive problems and intolerance to dietary fats. * High blood lipid and cholesterol. * Hypertension. * Liver disorders.
WHY AREN’T WE GETTING ENOUGH ? Insufficient intake
Depletion during stressful times