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Memory Spring Monthly

Need to Improve Your Focus? Get Your Brain into Alpha State!

 

Brain Power by Allan Ajifo
 
Do you have trouble getting things done? Do you struggle with remembering what you just read? Do you find that it’s tough to get focused? Most of us struggle with these issues and more.  In most cases, there’s nothing wrong with us.  It’s just that we haven’t gotten our brain in the right state for the task at hand.  For the times when you need concentration and focus, you must get your brain into Alpha State.
 
The Four Brainwave States
 
Neural oscillation (Brainwave activity) is the rhythmic or repetitive neural activity in the central nervous system. It has been studied since the 1920s and 1930s. Research over the years has shown that our brainwaves operate at different rates based upon what we are doing. Below are the four commonly agreed upon brainwave states (Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta).
 

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Essential Oils that Improve Memory

Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to improve memory and brain function.  The first known users of essential oils for memory issues were the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. 

Some of the logic around essential oils is that our memories are tied to smells as much as anything. Researchers have learned that memory recall at least doubles when a past event is associated with a smell. That’s why a whiff of a fragrance can send you back in time and carry with it images and feelings associated with that event.  

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Is it Time to Include a Brain Fitness Program in Your Daily Regimen?

 Brain Exercise

 
“A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.” -  Alexander Smith
 
Yes, your memory is your one true treasure. Yet most of us don’t consider what it takes to preserve and extend that treasure. At Memory Spring, we promote an integrated approach to improving memory and brain health which includes Physical, Organizational, Mental/Emotional, and Technical elements.  
 
While most of us focus a good amount of our time on the Physical element (Fitness/Nutrition), we spend very little time on the Technical element. 
 

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The Gut-Brain Connection

Gut - Large Version

It is very hard to imagine that our gastrointestinal tract (gut) has a strong impact on our brain function.  In the not so distant past, the traditional medical establishment believed that the role of the gastrointestinal tract was simply to digest and absorb nutrients and rid the body of unused waste. Research over the past 20 years has helped us better understand the more complex role our gastrointestinal tract plays in regulating our overall health.

 

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