It happens to everyone to have forgotten keys have been left or to have forgotten an appointment. During a stress period, mental overload, it is not uncommon to have such a forgetful moment or a reduced ability to concentrate.
Memory problems occur in people with a neurodegenerative disease such as dementia. But they can also be caused by emotions, fear, stress, fatigue, infection, hormonal issues, nutrition, disturbed biorhythm, lack of exercise, the use alcohol, drug and medication use.
Concentration problems are often a result of fatigue. It is then more difficult for you to focus your attention on a subject, absorb and remember the information.
When you experience these problems due to overload, infection, as a woman during your monthly cycle or menopause, fatigue or stress, identify the cause and tackle it quickly with help to prevent worse, such as burnout or neurodegeneration.
Meanwhile, as a “quick win” you can try a number of things, for example:
– Rhodiola and ginseng can reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue
– Nutrients necessary for the brain to carry out its functions, such as impulse transmission, body temperature, memory and learning capacity. For this it needs sufficient Hydratation, Carbohydrates from vegetables, fruit and for example buckwheat, Omega 3 from fatty fish msc, oils such as perilla seed, olive, linseed oil, nuts, olives, chia and hemp seed, Proteins and finally vitamin B’s. The B’s can be found in egg yolk, fish, poultry, liver, banana, avocado, nutritional yeast and many green vegetables.
– Magnesium provides relaxation and energy. You can find this in sesame seeds, green vegetables, algae, fatty fish msc, nuts and bananas.
– Dopamine, your go hormone. Important for motivation, initiatives, decisions, creativity, pleasure, healthy appetite, memory and libido. You get that be eating duck, turkey, egg and dark chocolate.
– Serotonin, your happiness hormone, influences your mood, well-being and satisfaction. In foods such as avocado, poultry, game and raw milk cheeses.
– GABA, the neurotransmitter that provides peace, tranquility and recovery. You can use almonds, banana, broccoli, nuts and halibut for this.
– Antioxidants against free radicals and against inflammation, find in red fruit.
– Vitamin C important for adrenal glands, reduces cortisol in the blood and is important in the formation of neurotransmitters. Rich in C are kiwi, papaya, red pepper, broccoli, melon, strawberries, rutabaga and most colored fruits and vegetables.
– Vitamin D: sun, fatty fish and cod liver oil.
– Good intestinal flora for the production of essential fatty acids for the brain.
– L-Glutamine for good permeability and functioning intestinal wall.
– Good sleep and biorhythm. Between 10 pm and 2 am is the recovery time of our systems.
– Movement provides oxygen transport to the brain needed for memory and focus.
– Breathing techniques. Controlling your breathing ensures relaxation and improves your concentration. Look at techniques from Kundalini yoga.
Complex? PNI therapist can help you with this. Wherever the cause of your complaints lies, whether it is psychological, neurological, immunological, hormonal or social / social, tackle it from the origin to prevent or restore neurodegeneration.
Use a healthy lifestyle preventively, protectively and curatively.