Keep Your Brain Sharp offers services that assist you in maintaining a full and interactive lifestyle as you age, using proven strategies to support a brain that was built to last.
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Keys to Brain Health
Keys to Brain Health
(What Every Brain N.E.E.D.S.)
The five essential keys to brain health are nutrition, sleep, detox, de-stress, exercise, and engage. 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.
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.”
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. We’ll coach you through several techniques and help you design your own toolkit for stress management.
Detox involves more than just cleaning your digestive system. Your brain needs a consistent detox regimen as well. Unfortunately, many things about today’s world isn’t good for our brain. We’ll encourage you to proactively address what you can – and you can do more than you think!
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!
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.
- Current Trends
- Medical Solutions
- Environment Concerns
- Cultural Tendencies
- Future Impact
Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and mild
cognitive decline (MCD) are not inevitable consequences of aging, nor are they considered a genetic disease.
Overwhelmingly, it is a result of lifestyle. An actual Alzheimer’s diagnosis typically comes late in life, but early signs of Alzheimer’s appear in almost every adult over the age of 28. Early onset decline can be seen in your 30s and 40s. Currently, 1 in 8 adults over age 70 are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia and 2 out of 3 patients are women. And the numbers are going up, not down.
Alzheimer’s has the highest failure rate of all diseases. 99.6% of all pharmaceuticals for Alzheimer’s don’t work. It’s on the rise and there is currently no medical treatment to successfully address it.
Certain environmental toxins can lead to problems in your brain. Out of 287 known toxins, 210 are neurotoxins (bad for your brain). Anything that is toxic for your body increases inflammation, which damages your brain. Damage from toxins begins in your 20s and 30s, even though it may not manifest until later in life.
Unfortunately, we’ve become accustomed to doing things that damage our brain:
- Consuming the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.)
This diet lacks the propeller nutrients and is loaded with processed, refined, and synthetic foods.
- Having a “Couch Potato” Lifestyle
Sitting is the new smoking, making us stagnant and flabby.
- Excessive Eating
Overeating increases your risk of Alzheimer’s. They say “The bigger your belly, the smaller your brain”.
- Viewing Sleep as Optional
One-third of Americans admit that they’re not getting enough sleep. We have not made sleep a priority, which could be disastrous for our brain.
- Avoiding the Out-of-Doors
Reports show that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, Nature has a part to play in our physical and mental well-being. Lack of exposure is detrimental to our brain, as well as our overall health.
- Inappropriate or Overuse of Medications
Some medications are toxic to our brain. Others, when used excessively, can have a negative impact on our health.
- “Vegetating” After Retirement
It’s been said that the second most dangerous year of your life is the first year of your retirement. The “socially-disengaged” show a higher risk for dementia.
- Failing to Address/Confront Chronic Stress
Chronic stress is toxic to your brain. Reducing it is a critical part of Alzheimer’s prevention. The point is not whether or not you have stress (we all have it), but how you deal with it.
If things remain the same, it doesn’t look good. Experts predict that within the next 10 years 50% of adults over 65 will have some form of dementia. But it doesn’t have to happen. Alzheimer’s is basically a lifestyle disease. You can take charge and show others how to do the same. It’s never too early and never too late to start a brain healthy lifestyle. You can improve your brain health at any age. You can be a part of the change you want to see.
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- Spiritual Insight
Better Brain Masterclass
Join our free, 5-day program that:
~ gives a live online introduction to our Keep Your Brain Sharp course, devoting one full session to each of your brains N.E.E.D.S.
~ offers practical suggestions you can immediately put into action
~ provides questionnaires to create a brain health profile that you can use to design a program tailored to your specific needs
~ puts you in our Keep Your Brain Sharp community
Watch this free 10-day program to jumpstart you into a healthier lifestyle by eliminating, reducing and adding specific foods to your diet. Suggested guidelines will promote a healthier lifestyle and hopefully create lasting habits. And don’t worry – you’ll get encouragement and support along the way!
Keep Your Brain Sharp Masterclass
Our 3-month, hands-on masterclass strategically walks you through your transformation to a brain healthy lifestyle.
This Masterclass will:
~ provide cutting-edge, research-based, proven strategies and information for each of our keys to optimal brain health.
~ address each key separately, with step-by-step direction and demonstrations
~ coach you through “pain points” that could hinder your progress
~ monitor your achievement with regular checkpoints.
~ offer weekly online office hours to answer any questions you may have
~ give you access to “how to” videos, cooking demos, and recipes
~ supply you with a Resource Library of recommended materials, supplies, or equipment.
~ establish a Keep Your Brain Sharp FB community for you to share, support, and celebrate with proactive investors in brain health
~ notify you of future programs and events
Watch our free video program to support your brain, improve your health, and drop some pounds – if needed! This interactive class provides instruction and support. See which plan works for you and learn not only “how” but “why” you should weave it into your life.
Your Body, God’s Temple
Our free spiritually-based course focuses on your understanding of your spirit-body connection, realizing the essential part it plays in total health and wellness.
This program highlights the importance of:
~ Being a New Creature
~ Spending Time with God
~ Keeping Your Body Under Subjection
~ Putting On God’s Armor
As a bonus, we’ve added a “Praise and Worship Closet”, containing a playlist of some of my favorite songs and artists. Call me “old school” if you must, but I know they’re sure to put you in His presence!
Grow Your Own
Now more than ever is the time to take a serious look at home gardening. With both indoor and outdoor options, you can rid yourself of the inconvenience of searching, waiting, and overpaying for fruits, vegetables, and spices that can be grown organically, for less, and in the privacy of your own home. The Tower Garden could just be what you need! Check out the video and schedule a Tower Garden Discovery Call by clicking below.
Care for Caregivers Masterclass
This free, self-paced video program focuses on how to best take care of yourself while caring for someone else. If you or someone you know is caring for someone with a “broken brain”, I highly recommend signing up!