Your Brain’s N.E.E.D.S.
The five essential keys to brain health are nutrition, exercise, engage, detox/de-stress, and sleep (N.E.E.D.S.). Overlooking any of these components increases your risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The gateway to either healing or harming your brain is what you put in your body. Food is information. It can either be a powerful
medicine, or a slow poison. Regardless of your age, background, or health status, the time to start making positive nutritional changes is now. With nutritional guidelines, recipes, and meal plans we’ll help you find the best fit for you.
Stress kills brain cells and actually shrinks your brain, increasing memory loss. Unless you learn how to “chill” and release anxiety on a regular basis, you may be fighting a losing battle. You could say that stress is its own form of toxicity and detoxing involves more than just cleaning your digestive system. Your brain needs a consistent de-stress/detox regimen. We’ll encourage you to proactively address stress and toxic environments whenever you can and coach you through techniques to create a your own personalized stress management toolkit.
Exercise stimulates your brain, creating both the growth of new brain cells along with making new connections between cells. Exercise, once again, is medicine! Regardless of your fitness level, movement is a key component of brain health. What’s the best exercise? The one that you’ll consistently do – and we’ll help you find it!
Sleep has been called “the universal health provider.” Proper sleep is needed for optimal brain function. Each stage has specific benefits. Better sleep gives you a better brain. In our program, you’ll learn the Do’s and Don’ts for improving your sleep.
Studies show that people who are 1) lifelong learners, 2) socially active, and 3) contributors to their community tend to have better memories and fewer cognitive problems. We’ll give you some easy options for engaging in all three.