The Aging Brain
The human brain weighs around three pounds, but for something so light, it’s an absolute powerhouse. This complex organ controls all the functions of the human body, such as thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, and hunger. Throughout our life, our brain changes more than any other part of the body, and at around the age of 60, the brain begins to thin and becomes more at risk of cognitive impairments such as memory loss and dementia.
“The reality is that Alzheimer’s should be a rare condition! It’s a problem because people don’t address it early enough. We could all make a huge difference. Alzheimer’s is now optional. If you want to make sure you don’t get it, simply get on prevention.”
– Dale Bredesen, MD, Author
The End of Alzheimer’s Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at Any Age
Everyone can contribute to the success of optimal brain performance by implementing the following practical actions:
- Regular Exercise. Exercise has many health benefits, including supporting brain health. Physically active people are less likely to experience mental decline. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity each day.
- Sleep. It’s important to strive for 7-8 hours of consecutive hours of sleep. Sleep is essential to the health of the body and brain.
- Eat a Mediterranean diet. The food we eat plays an important part in brain health. Studies show following a Mediterranean diet, made up of plant-based foods, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats, such as olive oil, reduces the chance of age-related cognitive decline.
- Be Social. Social interaction helps guard against stress and depression. Look for ways to connect to others to keep the brain active and engaged, especially if you live alone. Living in solidarity is linked to brain atrophy.
- Keep your brain in shape. Support your brain by being active and doing activities such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, card games, jigsaw puzzles, and reading.
- Limit alcohol and avoid tobacco. Both alcohol and tobacco impact the brain. Avoid tobacco products completely, and drink alcohol in moderation, which is one drink per day for women and up to two per day for men.
Cereset® helps clients support the areas of the brain that are most susceptible to thinning as the brain ages. Through patented BrainEcho® neuromodulation technology, Cereset offers an innovative and noninvasive method for cognitive rebalancing that may help the brain with enhanced memory and retention, improve learning and heighten focus. “Cereset has unique protocols designed to help support the areas of the brain that are most susceptible to thinning as the brain ages,” explains Cereset founder Lee Gerdes. “Cereset ‘exercises’ these areas of the brain as one would exercise a weakened or atrophied limb. Our all-natural approach uses advanced sensors to detect brain frequencies and software to translate brain rhythms, which then echo as audio tones played back to the client, helping to relax the brain and support rebalancing. With support for these vulnerable regions of the brain, clients may notice various positive results such as improved memory and recall, better decision-making, better sleep, reduced brain fog, and improved speech and communication.”
If you have concerns about your thinking abilities such as learning, memory, problem-solving, and focus, call your local Cereset office to schedule a $99 Introduction to Cereset with a brain assessment. Results will show if you have an imbalance in the brain and you’ll learn more about how Cereset can help.
Heidi Devereux, B.A.A. is a Health Educator, Certified Stress Management Instructor and Tech Coach at Cereset® Clarkston.