. . . extra support is optimal as we age
The kind of general health program described in Never Be Sick Again will support a
healthy brain. Your supplement program should include ample vitamins – A, B, C, D and E, and a good balance of essential fatty acids. The brain is largely made of fat, and the type of fats you ingest are crucial for brain health. Get transfats out of your diet, and
include flax oil, Udo’s Choice and fish oil for extra omega 3 fats.
There are several nutrients that the body can make, provided it has the right raw materials, that are essential for brain health and function. These nutrients begin to decline more and more after the age of 45. Growing deficiencies of these nutrients — CoQ10,
phosphatidyl serine and, my favorite brain nutrient, acetyl-L-carnitine, can play a large role in age-related cognitive decline; supplementing them can slow down and in some cases even reverse the brain-aging process.
Aging tends to increase inflammation in the body, which damages brain cells. See my article on reducing inflammation, and get anti-inflammatory protection from any or all of the following: fish oil, vitamin C, quercitin, curcumin, and green and white tea.
An important chemical process called methylation, which is important to brain health and to many other body functions, slows down with age. I suggest everyone over the age of 50
supplement with B12/Folate to support methylation pathways. This is especially important for vegetarians and vegans.
If circulation problems are an issue, gingko biloba is known to improve circulation to the brain. Why is this important? Because the blood carries oxygen and other nutrients to the brain and carries away toxins.