Have you misplaced your keys… again? Or can’t remember important dates and other information? Are you forgetting people’s names?
All of these are signs and symptoms that your brain needs specific nutrients, exercise and self-care. Just as we need to nourish our body with great quality food and regular exercise to feel our best, we need to give the same attention to our brain. Most of us think of Alzheimer’s and dementia as a disease of the elderly, but that’s not true anymore, it’s a long-term process that can take years to develop.
Medical scientists are calling Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes. Our brain requires glucose to function, but overdosing on sugar and refined carbohydrates can contribute to both insulin resistance in the body (type 2 diabetes), and insulin resistance in the brain (type 3 diabetes).
Don’t wait until you’re 65 to start healing your brain, start now using the suggestions listed here.
I would also highly recommend you begin drinking this Cerebral Support tea to give your brain the boost it needs for a lifetime of long memory. It contains gotu-kola to harmonize left and right hemispheres, red clover for lymphatic and glymphatic support, and gingko leaf for circulation.
- 2 tbsp. gotu kola (Centella asiatica)
- 1½ tbsp. red clover (Trifolium pratense)
- 1 tbsp. ginkgo leaf (Ginkgo biloba)
- ½ tbsp. schisandra berries (Schisandra chinensis)
- 1 tsp. licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Put all ingredients into a 32 ounce French press or a mason jar. Cover with boiling water and steep 15-20 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups daily.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.