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What can I do to improve my memory?

What can I do to improve my memory? I have the memory of a goldfish right now.

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I'm totally on side with Dr. Turner here. I'd also like to add that the use of Mustard - even just a tsp every day - has been shown to improve memory (and protect against Alzheimer's and cognitive decline)! And, where I'm not too impressed with the studies around Gingko Biloba, any herb that has been shown to effectively increase cerebrovascular circulation (blood flow to the brain) can help. One of my favourites is Vinpocetine. I discuss it here (at about 3:30 into the segment) on the http://www.wyldeabouthealth.com/videos/view/15" target="_blank">Doctor Oz show. Here is some more information you can find on our site http://www.wyldeabouthealth.com/healthnotes/us/assets/nutritional-supplement/vinpocetine/~default" target="_blank">Health Notes all about Vinpocetine. And, lastly, this is a great article on memory that you can find in our http://www.wyldeabouthealth.com/healthnotes/us/assets/feature/supplements-improve-memory-sometimes/~default" target="_blank">Health Notes written by Suzanne Dixon all about the latest research on vitamin supplementation and their use under certain conditions.
Response by Bryce Wylde B.Sc. Hons., DHMHS
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You can increase your intake of good fats by taking fish oil supplements daily (be sure to select a reputable, high quality brand). Fish oils are useful for treating depression, memory loss and anxiety. Another remedy that is simple to apply is good nutrition. A diet high in green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and other sources of B and C vitamins and folic acid is an effective way to improve cognitive health. You should also manage your homocysteine levels, which has been linked to Alzheimers as well as heart disease and osteoporosis. To keep these levels at bay, select a vitamin combination containing folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and trimethylglycine. And finally, engage in brain boosting activities such as a crossword daily.
Response by Natasha Turner ND

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