How to preserve brain function: eat nutrient-rich foods

In my 40 years of practice, I have provided nutritional counsel for thousands of patients with various health conditions related to their diet. Most of my patients had diabetes or heart disease. Just cutting out sugar will help manage diabetes, and eating a low-cholesterol diet will help the heart. I don’t remember ever seeing anyone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, as there was no clear connection between diet and these conditions — well, at least until about a decade ago.

Recently, things changed regarding the relationship between diet and brain function. Now, there is something we can do by eating the right things to keep dementia at bay. And, it’s a lucky thing, as Big Pharma has not developed an effective medication for deteriorating brain function.

Good nutrition is the only scientifically accepted preventative measure for Alzheimer’s and dementia. What is good nutrition? It’s simple: consuming nutrient-dense foods, and avoiding the really bad stuff. Good nutrition includes:

  • Proteins, including 12 essential amino acids
  • 14 vitamins and 14 minerals
  • Fiber and good fats such as omega-3s

Good nutrition also means avoiding sugar, trans fat, saturated fats and processed and fast foods that provide calories but little nutritional value. And yes, you have to exercise. You do not have to get a gym membership. Simply take the stairs, or walk around the block a few times a day. Additionally, there other special components not ordinarily found in foods, which studies show promote brain health. Some of these components include coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, and phosphatidylserine.

The Brain Shake is our solution to maintaining brain health, especially as we age. We created the Brain Shake using the best published, peer-reviewed science on the effects of nutrition on the brain. It is the world’s first complete meal geared towards supporting memory, focus, concentration and protecting our cognitive skills as we age. The Brain Shake has everything the brain needs and nothing it does not.


Dr. Stacey Bell

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