Do you find yourself being forgetful or distracted throughout the day? Is stress stopping you from enjoying life? Or do you just not feel quite like yourself? There are millions of Americans fighting this epidemic of brain fog. Fortunately, with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can reclaim your clarity and energy! Dr. Mike Dow, psychotherapist and best-selling author of The Brain Fog Fix, will show you how to easily integrate new brain-healthy habits into your everyday life with tips such as:
Do something challenging today. Think of your brain like a bank account. Every time you learn something new, play a challenging game, or read a book, you’re depositing a dollar into that account. The more cash deposits you’ve made, the more you have to spare. This is a concept called reserve, and it explains why people with higher levels of education have a lower risk of dementia. Make a “deposit” by engaging in a challenging activity. When it comes to the brain, it’s use it or lose it.
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Incorporate more exercise in your day. Exercise is one of the most potent ways to increase neurogenesis, the birth of new brain cells and connections, in the brain. It’s as good for your brain as it is for your heart.
Create healthy rituals. The more you make choices that are good for you, the easier they become to do. If a post-work jog is followed by a protein shake, this becomes routine while helping to prevent unhealthy behaviors. You can even pair simple acts like brushing your teeth in the morning with taking Natrol Cognium with your multivitamin. This can help you to set a healthful intention for the day ahead of you.
Connect. Relationships have a profound effect on brain health. Remember that excess stress hormones can cause inflammation in the brain just like processed foods do. Relationships tend to buffer us from the stress of daily life while giving our lives meaning. Mind the health of your relationships, because they’re fantastic for the brain.
Sleep. Favor natural remedies like keeping your bedtime consistent and using melatonin instead of over the prescription sleep aids that have become increasingly problematic. At night, brain cells expand so that our brain can enter into its wash cycle at night
Dr. Mike Dow is a psychotherapist, author, and television personality. His second book, “The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just Three Weeks,” is a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Dow uses his background in psychotherapy, behavioral science and nutrition to craft a book and articles on how diet affects the brain. Dr. Dow has made numerous appearances on “The Dr. Oz Show,” “The Doctors,” “Dr. Drew On Call,” “Wendy Williams,” “Rachael Ray,” “Access Hollywood Live,” “Anderson Cooper Live,” “Nancy Grace,” “Nightline,” “Fox and Friends,” and the “TODAY” show.
Dr. Mike Dow holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy and a Doctorate (Psy.D) in psychology and is registered with the California Board of Psychology and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Dr. Mike Dow is a member of the California Psychological Association and its neuropsychology & clinical psychopharmacology divisions, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the Society of the Advancement for Sexual Health. He has received post-doctoral education at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, completed training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT, and completed the Betty Ford Center professionals in residence program. He resides in Los Angeles.