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
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