R u forgetting something? Do you spend a half hour looking for your keys when all you want to do is leave your house? Do you walk into a room and not remember why????????????
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), (100 mg. daily) is an herb which can improve memory and increase concentration by stimulating the immune system. Rhodiola also helps to fight depression, improve sleep, stimulate the nervous system and enhance physical and mental performance. Rhodiola has been studied and proven to be so effective in stimulating memory as well as being a potent antioxidant that it’s being used at places like Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Rosemary, which we all seem to have growing in abundance in our gardens, is known as the “herb of remembrance” and is an aromatherapy treatment for improving mental clarity and poor memory, as well as reducing fatigue while increasing concentration.
And these are just the “R’s” for remembering. There’s also the G’s – powerful Gotu Kola (1000 mg. daily) increases memory function, and Ginkgo Biloba has long been shown to aid in the prevention of age-related Alzheimer’s disease.
Thiamine or Vitamin B1 deficiency figures prominently in memory loss. But pistachio nuts are full of thiamine, so a handful of these tasty treats can help you remember where you put those car keys. Mushrooms, flax seeds, tuna and spinach are also good sources of this much-needed vitamin.
There are more things you can do to help remember – write things down and keep lists, exercise to increase circulation to your brain, meditate to clear your head, and eat well, drink lots of water, and don’t worry – Be Happy!
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