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10 Brain-Healthy Foods You Should be Eating in Midlife

What you choose to eat in midlife creates either an environment that nourishes your brain and nurtures your mental health or an environment that damages your brain and creates mental health problems. I unpack why eating a brain-healthy diet in midlife is the most important thing you can do to sharpen your thinking, boost your memory and improve your mood. And walk through the top ten foods that will nourish your brain and take good care of your mental health.

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5 habits of a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain during your life is your most important goal for your health and happiness now and longevity going forward. If you don’t look after your brain now, you put yourself at higher risk for developing brain diseases that cause dementia. To help you get started, I share 5 lifestyle practices to preserve optimal brain, mental and cognitive function and avoid diseases that will affect your normal brain function and behaviour later in life.

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Beating brain fog in midlife

Mention brain fog to your doctor and you’re likely to be met with a dismissive tone and told that it isn’t a real condition. But if you describe brain fog to your friends, they’ll know exactly what you mean: fuzzy thinking, difficulty concentrating, trouble finding the right word, feeling like your brain has slowed down. I discuss the common symptoms of brain fog in midlife and how to get rid of the fogginess by creating new healthy sleep, stress, eating and exercise...

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Genes don’t determine your brain health

The way you live your life can actually change your genetic makeup. Rather than having a set genetic blueprint, our genes can switched on or off at different stages of our life. The field of epigenetics is showing that although our genes themselves are fixed, genetic expression is not. It is malleable and and heavily influenced by our environment and lifestyle choices we make.

It is this expression, the switching off and on of genes, that gets ‘read’ by cells in the body. This...

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Food for a Healthy Female Brain

The Mediterranean diet is perfectly suited to improve a woman’s brain health. Women who follow the Mediterranean diet have younger looking brains. But, unlike women who eat a western diet, show no early brain signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and experience fewer and milder menopausal symptoms. I share a simple step-by-step Mediterranean-style diet plan with the right intake of nutrients to help women keep their brain young, reduce menopause symptoms and protect them against...

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