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This presentation gives a few tips on keeping the brain razor sharp. The presentation was originally given at the 2013 Cleary University Entrepreneurs Forum.

This presentation gives a few tips on keeping the brain razor sharp. The presentation was originally given at the 2013 Cleary University Entrepreneurs Forum.

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Food mood and cognition Food mood and cognition Presentation Transcript

  • Tips for Keeping Your Brain Razor Sharp Food, Mood and Cognition
  • Small but measureable declines in brain function begin in our 20’s •1 in 8 individuals age 65+ have Alzheimer’s Disease •40% of individuals age 85+ have Alzheimer’s Disease
  • • Anxiety is common in the developed countries • The lifetime risk for significant depression is 20%. 100 years ago it was 1% Stress, lack of sleep, obesity, lack of exercise contribute to declining brain health View slide
  • HOW CAN WE STAY SHARP AND KEEP THE IDEAS COMING? View slide
  • The Brain needs Oxygen and Glucose •Exercise = improved circulation to the brain =increased oxygen and nutrients to the the brain •Regular exercise also creates BDNF which helps new nerve cells grow in certain areas of the brain.
  • KEEP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR STEADY. •Note glycemic index to keep blood sugar steady •Refined carbs are public enemy #1
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids insulate nerves and keep them operating at top speed.
  • Inflammation is bad for the body, bad for the brain •Infections •Injuries •Stressors •Poor lifestyle •Foods
  • Anti-inflammatory measures: •Watch excess calories •Eat fruits and veggies •Increase fiber •Increase Omega 3 fats •Eliminate transfats/hydrogenated fat •Reduce and eliminate refined carbs and sugars
  • The Gut and Brain are intrinsically related! •They communicate via the 10th cranial nerve/vagus nerve •70-80% of the immune cells are in the gut •Inflammation in the gut can cause inflammation in the brain •Gluten sensitivity is one such example
  • The gut is your second brain. •90% of serotonin receptors are in the gut •50% of dopamine receptors are found in the gut •The cross-talk between the gut and the brain has multiple effects on affect, motivation, intuition, decision making and higher brain functions.
  • The brain can upset the gut, the gut can upset the brain Remember the vagus nerve connects the two.
  • Tips to help the brain and gut get along: •Watch for food sensitivity. If you don’t feel well after eating something, avoid it. •Omega 3s •Probiotics/Yogurt (1-10 billion CFUs) •High fat diets mess with gut bacteria •Whole food consumption •Nuts, Olive Oil and Spices
  • Extra Delights for the Brain and Gut •A little bit of chocolate •A little bit of caffeine •A little bit of wine
  • • Reduce stress • Meditation • Adequate Sleep A few more Must Dos:
  • 5 Tips in a nutshell: 1.Exercise to increase circulation and grow new brain cells 2.Eat well to reduce inflammation 3.Sleep 4.Stay on top stress 5.Remember your brain and your gut are connected. A happy gut is a happy mind and a happy mind is a happy gut.
  • Ann's Blog @ MN Coaches “Mind Matters”: http://minnesotacoaches.org/blo g/ Ann's Blog @ International Coaching Federation: http://icfheadquarters.blogspot.c om/
  • Contact Information: Email: Annholm@Annholm.net Websites: Annholm.net QueenAnntics.net Annholm.net AnnholmNet Linkedin.com/in/annholmnet