As the largest resource of information specific to women's brain health, we are sure you will find what you are looking for, and promise that you will discover new information.
Published on: May 3, 2016
by Susan Kaboly for Examiner:
The Brain Health Fair presented by the American Academy of Neurology recently offered up its brightest doctors for sit-in seminars and newest information on brain health and common health issues at the Vancouver Convention Centre. One of their most popular topics was Alzheimers and Dementia which are two of the most quickly rising health issues in not only seniors but those even in their 40s. Prevention is of utmost importance when it comes to brain health.
Do you have the following issues? Dr. Axe who recently presented on the Dr. Oz show thinks these are a clue to what is missing in your body and diet.
Inflammation (sometimes severe)
Higher risk for heart disease and high cholesterol
Joint and muscle pain
Mental disorders like depression
Poor brain development
Perhaps it may be linked to not having enough omega-3s in your diet and too many omega-6s? So many people do and blame it on the rain as it’s said or take medications and ignore their problems. An easy solution is awaiting you.
According to Dr. Axe, “omega-3s are “essential” fatty acids because the body isn’t capable of producing them on its own…there are actually three different types of “omega-3s”: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). The preferred sources are DHA and EPA, the kinds found in seafood sources like salmon and sardines. ALA, on the other hand, is found in some plant foods, including certain nuts and seeds, as well as high-quality cuts of meat like grass-fed beef.” Therefore, we must rely on omega-3 foods in our diet to supply these extremely beneficial compounds.these are the top 15:
What Are the Best Omega-3 Foods? (percentages based on 4,000 milligrams per day of total omega-3s):
Mackerel: 6,982 milligrams in 1 cup cooked (174 precent DV)
Salmon Fish Oil: 4,767 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (119 percent DV)
Cod Liver Oil: 2.664 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (66 percent DV)
Walnuts: 2,664 milligrams in 1/4 cup (66 percent DV)
Chia Seeds: 2,457 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (61 percent DV)
Herring: 1,885 milligrams in 3 ounces (47 percent DV)
Salmon (wild-caught): 1,716 milligrams in 3 ounces (42 percent DV)
Flaxseeds (ground): 1,597 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (39 percent DV)
Tuna: 1,414 milligrams in 3 ounces (35 percent DV)
White Fish: 1,363 milligrams in 3 ounces (34 percent DV)
Sardines: 1,363 milligrams in 1 can/3.75 ounces (34 percent DV)
Hemp Seeds: 1,000 milligrams in 1 tablespoon (25 percent DV)
Anchovies: 951 milligrams in 1 can/2 ounces (23 percent DV)
Natto: 428 milligrams in 1/4 cup (10 percent DV)
Egg Yolks: 240 milligrams in 1/2 cup (6 percent DV)
With such a variety of options you can start eating your omega-3s today!
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can bring mixed and complex emotions. For some, it may be a relief that there is finally an explanation for symptoms....
As a cognitive neuroscientist and clinical neuropsychologist, I have been yammering away for years about the detrimental effects of loneliness and social isolation on brain health and overall health. Loneliness and social isolation have long been of interest to...
Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits? New UT Southwestern research that mapped...
The material presented through the Think Tank feature on this website is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner. WBHI strongly advises all questioners and viewers using this feature with health problems to consult a qualified physician, especially before starting any treatment. The materials provided on this website cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. The materials are not exhaustive and cannot always respect all the most recent research in all areas of medicine.