Recently I’ve been doing some research on what might help your brain health. Since last fall I have been taking the doTerra Long Life Vitality pack, a whole food supplement trio, daily. While they are whole food supplements, they are low in some critical anti-oxidants and para-hormomes that I believe I need for brain health.
I ordered some supplements based on my research. The supplements that I chose were Glutathione and PQQ. I picked these two because they seem to work together to grow mitochondrial DNA cells. Growing mitochondrial cells is important to me given a family history of dementia, a disease that shrinks your brain. To me it makes sense that growing mitochondrial cells might help your brain prevent shrinkage.
I chose specifically the spray glutathione because your body breaks it down if you take it by mouth. Plus, I know from my fast allergic reaction to an oral rinse during recently dental work just how fast oral application can work! I do feel a bit more clarity after a week on the supplements. I will continue for a month and update you on whether it is helping. Meanwhile, if you want to know more about the research this site gathers it up.
Foods that Help Your Brain
Let’s face it, getting nutrition from supplements, even whole food ones, is not the idea situation. Even when they are geared to local dietary patterns like doTerra’s LLC pack, the amounts can be low for someone like me who is building or rebuilding their body.
I found this interesting video (censored by TED ) about eating to help your brain. While Paleo may be a start this Hunter – Gatherer diet goes even further and may serve to help your brain. Check it out.
Let me know what you think about this Hunter-Gatherer diet. Meanwhile I will order some kale chips from Vitacost. I am firm believer in taking action – even imperfect action – immediately. So at least get started and order some healthy snacks. You will also earn a $10 coupon if you use that link above. Healthy snack AND ten bucks! Sweet, right?