Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Published from the Institute of Healing Arts in Pleasant Grove, UT
Omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil is one of the best supplements that not only benefits brain function, but it can also help to maintain a healthy heart, joint function and can even help with weight loss.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant and energy booster within all cells, particularly in the heart and brain. Aging is accompanied by a loss of CoQ10 and without it, your brain can't work at full power.
Ginkgo biloba has long been associated with stabilization or improvement in memory and reasoning even with Alzheimer's patients.
Exercise has been touted to do everything from treat depression to improve memory, with the power to cure a host of problems while preventing even more. In particular, exercise leads to the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain that alleviate pain, both physical and mental.
As for music's emotional impact, there is some indication that music can affect levels of various hormones, including cortisol (involved in arousal and stress), testosterone (aggression and arousal) and oxytocin (nurturing behavior) as well as trigger release of the natural opiates known as endorphins.