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Memory Spring: Improving Your Memory and Brain Health

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Memory Spring is focused on enhancing people's memories, learning skills, job performance, and brain health. We promote an integrated approach towards memory enhancement and brain function that includes Technical, Physical, Organizational and Mental Emotional solutions. As a result, people are more efficient, more effective, and live a better quality life. In our sessions people gain new skills, experience immediate improvement, and have fun. For more information click on Memory Spring.

Managing Stress During the Holidays

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The holidays are a fantastic time of year. They are a time of family, fun, and thankfulness.  The holidays can also be an extremely stressful time of year. 

Stress plays a significant role in our ability to learn, store information in our brain, and recall it when we need it. Over extended periods of time, stress wreaks havoc on our system, memory and brain health. Extended shut downs of perceived unnecessary functions compromise those systems and we begin to pick up sickness, rashes, and other ailments. In addition stress related hormones maintained at higher levels take their toll on areas of the brain that play an important role in memory. As a result, we have more difficulty thinking, learning, and accessing long term memories. 
During this holiday season take a proactive approach towards managing your stress. Here are a few tips from stress management expert, Bud James, PhD, to help you effectively manage stress during the holiday season.
 

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Brain Healthy Holiday Dishes

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The holidays are a wonderful time for friends, family and food.  It is a time of tradition and memories.  It is also a time when we totally break free from our diets, abusing our body and brain by eating and drinking almost anything that we see (or smell).  While that’s a fine approach, we do have the opportunity to make choices that will  help our health and brain performance (without sacrificing flavor and tradition) during the holidays.  

Here are a few brain and body healthy recipes that will make your holidays special.  
 

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Three Tips for Improving Your Brain Health


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The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles and all the organs. The human brain has the same basic structure as other mammalian brains, but is larger in relation to body size than any other brains. It weighs about 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kilograms). The brain makes up about 2 percent of a human's body weight. Despite this, even at rest, the brain consumes 20% of the body's energy, about 327 calories per day! The brain consumes energy at 10 times the rate of the rest of the body per gram of tissue. The average power consumption of a typical adult is 100 Watts and the brain consumes 20% of this making the power of the brain 20 Watts, enough to light a light bulb!  

So, what are some tips to take care of this amazing organ? 

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