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MIND DIET

MIND DIET

M Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the early stage of cognitive ability loss (such as language/hearing/ visual/spatial perception) in individuals who maintain the ability to independently perform their activities of daily living. The 4 ½ year study done by Rush University nutritional epidemiologists found that people who followed the MIND diet had 53% less reduced risk of moving onto the dementia spectrum. The overall findings: Maintain good blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood glucose levels. Stop smoking and limit alcohol…

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How Is Your Ticker, Fellas?

How Is Your Ticker, Fellas?

June is men’s’ health month. Realize your heart is the muscle that pumps blood around your body. It beats up to 100,000 times a day to deliver oxygen and the nutrients needed for your body to work properly and be healthy.   There are conditions of the heart that need to be monitored professionally, such as angina, arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, heart attack, cardiomyopathy and stroke. If you have any of these conditions, please be sure to have regular check-ups…

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Shoulding Yourself?

Shoulding Yourself?

Psychotherapist, Karen Horney identified the “tyranny of the should”: as dividing our personalities into an ideal self and a real self being, the human tendency to tell ourselves what “what we have to do” even if it doesn’t fit into our values or goals. The Shoulds: Are your “shoulds” a personal distraction, or a procrastination technique? Telling yourself that you have an obligation to do something different from what you are doing? Are you stuck in what you should feel…

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Beat Boredom

Beat Boredom

Beating Boredom is a process.  Boredom is easily caused by not really knowing the direction your life is taking at whatever age you may be.  Many people mistake boredom for not feeing challenged. Let’s try a 31-day challenge to beat boredom. Socialize every day! Read a random Wikipedia/etc. article each day Go to your local library and find an interesting book Ask your friends to teach you a skill they have Eliminate a bad habit Stargazing at night gives perspective…

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Boost Your Hearing to Aid Your Memory

Boost Your Hearing to Aid Your Memory

Hearing loss is Never Normal. Mayo Clinic studies have shown that hearing woes grow into cognitive decline. When hearing difficulty prevents you from engaging in your life that will lead to the psychological consequences of social isolation and depression. Suggestions from the study are: Have you hearing tested annually over the age of 60? Review all hearing aid option to find the best for you. When you have been given hearing aids WEAR THEM DIALY. Get tested for hearing loss,…

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Got Bloat?

Got Bloat?

Bloating usually happens when excess gas builds up anywhere in the (GI) gastrointestinal tract. When bloating occurs, it may be possible to speed up the relief process by tackling the common triggers for bloating: Digestive issues.. Constipation and food allergy intolerances can lead to bloating. Excess gas may also build up behind the stool, making the bloating worse. Diet. Fizzy drinks, too much salt or sugar, and not enough fiber in the diet can all cause bloating. Relief may be…

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Stop Drum Scrolling

Stop Drum Scrolling

We all have that voice in our heads but is it doing more harm than good? Doom scrolling, meaning obsessively scanning your world and media for bad news. It triggers the release of stress hormones that can affect your mental and physical health. Is it undermining reasoning and decision making? University of Michigan Psychologist, Ethan Kross, writes on how to change to a better perception. The past few years of “all negative” chatter have brought out two feelings that weaken…

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GRATITUDE

GRATITUDE

Gratitude for being………. Refresh your spirit, bring happiness into the world. Appreciate the little things that bring you joy. Think positively, start your day over anytime. Identify the goodness in others, remind them. Unite through Kindness to others. Delight in Laughter, create when you can. Express Joy in all you do.

Bucking Memory Loss

Bucking Memory Loss

50 to 60 percent of the dementia research going on today is on prevention. Much of that research is moving towards inflammation process and the immune response. Those are things that we can improve in our everyday lives. Stay Busy. Move each day! Engage in a routine including social interest and some form of physical fitness. There are many tracking devices that can register your 5000-10,000 steps a day. Start slow and work up. Try something new, every day. The…

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Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

The “adrenal fatigue” theory suggests that prolonged exposure to stress will drain the adrenals leading to a lowering the cortisol levels need on a daily basis. The adrenal depletion appears to cause feeling tired, “gray,” and having fatigue that doesn’t get better with sleep. Foggy brain and craving salty and sweet snacks, low energy, depressive mood, salt and sweet cravings, lightheadedness, and other vague symptoms.  Your body’s immune system responds by revving up when you’re under stress. Your adrenal glands,…

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