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by Lillian Lucas
Memory is as natural to us as breathing. It is
an ability we all have yet rarely ever think of unless
perceive that we are losing that ability. We will have
lapse at times and it can be annoying. But worse is
anxiety that comes along, we begin to ask ourselves
this is a symptom of some other problem.
The first thing that comes to mind is Alzheimer's, it
important to realize that most memory loss has nothing
do with Alzheimer's. People have come to expect with
their ability to remember will begin to deteriorate;
the power of recall will diminish. This is not necessarily
true. The aging process itself has little, if any, bearing
on the ability to recall information. Occasional memory
lapse are a natural, normal part of life at virtually
age, but with proper diet and nutrition, the memory
remain sharp and active well into one's nineties or
Nutrition is an important factor for the brain, they
through the blood supply, and it literally feeds and
nourishes every cell within our bodies. The brain is
surrounded by a protector known as the blood-brain barrier,
which allows only certain substances to pass from the
bloodstream into the brain. If the blood is "thick"
cholesterol and triglycerides, the amount of nutrients-rich
blood that can pass through the blood-brain barrier
decreases. Over time, this can result in the brain becoming
The functioning of the brain depends upon substances
neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals
that act as electrical switches in the brain and through
the nervous system. If your mind goes blank, or you
something that was not at all what you wanted to remember
this is what's called Power failure or short circuit.
Exposure to free radicals, deficiencies of the B vitamins,
and amino acids, Alcohol, drugs abuse or some prescription,
stress, Hypoglycemia as the brain does require that
of glucose in the blood be at a very specific narrow
Remember our attitudes and approach. As we age our attitude
on life changes how we look at things,
Real joy comes not from the praise of others, but from
doing something worthwhile.
Our ability to remember isn't affected as much as we
It is the change in our motivation. Keep your "Life-Style"
active think young and enjoy. We are still among the
Living. What is over there you would like to do? Being
active is haft the battle of staying healthy. Eating
taking the correct nutrients.
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