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How Does the Brain Affect Our Live? - (Part 15)

A Book Review: Younger Brains, Sharper Brains by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.

by Maggie Dail, M.A., Learning Specialist

Step Two: Smart Life Style Changes

While we may have heard about some of these life style changes, small changes can help.

  • Sleep a minimum of 7 consecutive hours, in a dark room reserved for sleeping

  • Finish eating at least 3 hours before bedtime; drink much during the day, but limit fluids especially caffeinated later in the day

  • Massages – many lengths – 15-90 minutes; many types: aromatherapy, deep-tissue, hot stone, sports, Swedish, trigger point

  • Quiet meditation- including prayer

  • Breathe deeply

  • Music – to improve mood and memory

  • Technology stimulates the brain – Lumosity, Posit Science, Brain Age and Big Brain, Merriam Webster (reviewer’s note: We use Scientific Learning’s (now Carnegie Learning) Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Plus as well as Hearbuilder with our clients.)

  • Texting is better voice calls on cell phones due to the radiation emissions

  • Manage Stress with heart monitor

  • Cranial Electrical Stimulation to treat mood and memory

  • Chelation – detox method

Not all of these are for everyone, but some are for most.

Next time we will cover Step Three: Diet and Nutrition for a Younger, Smarter You


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