Category: Aging

Diet: Cognitive: Increasing Attention Span and Focus: Dr. Berg: YouTube

In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to increase attention span, focus, and concentration. There’s a part of the brain called the limbic system which has something to do with emotions, behavior, and memory and it has a part called hippocampus(which has to do with memory, focus, and concentration) and amygdala (stress and fear).…

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic, for example, revealed that deriving most of dietary calories from carbohydrates was associated with an 89% increased risk for either mild cognitive impairment, or full-blown dementia. In their study, those consuming the highest levels of fat actually demonstrated a 44% reduction in risk.

Click How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, According to a Top Brain Doctor for the rest of the article.

“There are four types of fasting that you can rotate through and get different kinds of benefits, depending on what you’re after. We’re gonna talk about types of fasting that boost metabolic benefits and body composition. We’re gonna talk about another kind of fasting that you can rotate in and out of that’s gonna help you with cellular rejuvenation and overall recycling cells. Then we’re gonna talk about another kind of fasting that’s specifically good for the gut. And then, lastly, we’re gonna talk about another kind of fasting that is very extreme, known as dry fasting…”

Click the image above or 4 Types of Fasting and How Often to Do Each One – YouTube

Notes:

  • Recommendations
    • Intermittent Fasting:16/8, 18/6 -three/four times per week.
      • Accelerates fat loss.
      • Increases muscle mass.
      • Decreased level of fasting insulin and triglycerides.
    • Prolonged (OMAD / OM48) Fasting
      • Fasting for 24/48 hours one or twice a month
      • Autophagy increases
      • Stem cell production increase due to the killing off of old white blood cells, forcing the creation of new ones. Also helps to turn off PKA which inhibits stem cell growth.
    • Liquid (Bone Broth) ‘Fast’
      • Not a true fast metabolically speaking.
      • Once every week ortwo.
      • High in gelatin / glycine / collagen / glutathione / when using bone broth — great for leaky gut and inflammation
      • Good for balancing healthy gut bacteria and overall GI health.
    • Dry Fasting
      • One day (only) every three to six months… if that.
      • Increases fat loss
      • Reduces inflammation
      • Equivalent to three days of OMAD fasting (think =’s OM72)
      • No food or water intake at all — nothing for an entire day.
      • Do not even touch water/liquids (goal is to deprive all cells of any hydration)
      • Forces body to obtain hydration by killing burning off fat for hydration, to combine with oxygen, to obtain water — short term only — doesn’t work long term.. obviously.
      • Dry fasting kills of old cells, which leads to the creation of newer, healthier ones.

 

Cognition: Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor: All You Need to Know About BDNF and Natural Ways to Increase It: Selfhacked

“Researchers now recognize that the brain continues to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neurotrophins are chemicals that help to stimulate and control neurogenesis, BDNF being one of the most active (R).In the brain, BDNF is active in the hippocampus, cortex, and forebrain—areas vital to learning, memory, and higher thinking. Hence, BDNF…