Simone Ravicz, PhD is a Brain Coach and author of Brain Boosters: 7 ways to improve your brain. Dr Simone joins us to talk about how we can change our brain and therefore change our thoughts and behaviors. You can actually physically and structurally change your brain. With age your brain actually begins to shrink around the age of 40. Through various exercises you can increase the size of your brain which makes it function much better by improving clarity for example. Diet also plays a part in brain health and mental clarity. These brain exercises also help with memory and people who implement these exercises have actually regained 4 years of memory function.
Through Dr Simone’s book Brain Boosters you can learn what exercises to do to help the many different functions of the brain. Your body can grow new neurons at any age, the neurons don’t just simply die off as you age. Some of the techniques in the book help to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Diet is one of the keys to brain health. Dr Simone encourages people to follow a Mediterranean diet because the foods on this particular diet are instrumental in brain health and awareness as we age. Staying away from saturated fats and certain foods can help as well especially with memory.
air date 7/18/15