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
- Breathe deeply
- Music – to improve mood and memory
- Technology stimulates the brain – Lumosity, Posit Science, Brain Age and Big Brain, Merriam Webster (reviewer’s note: We using Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Plus as well as Hearbuilder with our clients)
- Texting is better 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