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5/9/20 8:28 A

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This Little-Known Brain Chemical is the Reason Why Your Memory Is Losing Its Edge



It all started with minor slips you easily dismissed as "senior moments." You forgot your keys. You called someone by the wrong name. The word you were looking for was on the tip of your tongue, but you couldn't quite grasp it. You don't feel any older, but you do feel yourself changing. Researchers agree this could be a sign of something more serious.

A study published in the British Medical Journal of January 2012 has concluded that age-related cognitive decline begins much earlier than expected: by our mid-40s. Even more distressing, this decline can progress at very unpredictable rates. Scientists have identified that acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter, is responsible for forming new connections and strengthening neural pathways in the brain. In other words, it keeps your mind sharp. However, persistently low levels of this key neurotransmitter place you at risk. Without healthy levels of acetylcholine, the brain can physically shrink; at which point, the damage can be very difficult to repair.


And yet, we all know people of advanced age who seem immune to this cognitive decline. These so-called superagers retain high mental acuity well into their later years. Scientists have determined that superagers minds' function with high levels of acetylcholine. Therefore, their minds have stronger and more numerous neural connections. This creates the ideal environment for a steel-trap memory. Unfortunately, for most of us, levels of acetylcholine decrease as we age and rapidly so after age 45.

But it's not just our age that is to blame. Like a muscle, your brain needs constant exercise to stay in shape. Modern society deprives us of essential mental exercise.

Before the written word became accessible and affordable, oral history was the only way to spread culture to younger generations. As a result, a strong memory was an essential part of everyday life. For example, ancient Greek poets would memorize and recite entire epic poems that were thousands of lines long. Because of the demands society placed on their brains, these individuals engaged in rigorous daily mental exercise. They did not have telephones, TVs, and computers distracting their attention and distorting the ways in which their brains process information. This kind of singular focus required optimal levels of acetylcholine.

Neurons

A network of neural connections in the brain.
Modern technology denies crucial exercise to certain areas of our brains in two important ways, causing it to atrophy over time. We are exposed to numerous sources of stimulation that constantly disrupt our production of acetylcholine. Likewise, we no longer need to remember phone numbers, addresses, dates, or even basic navigation because our phones have replaced our memories. Both of these factors train your mind to forget and place you at risk for earlier onset of cognitive decline.

In good news, new research says you don't need to throw away your smartphone, cancel your Netflix subscription, or quit your job to turn back the clock on age-related cognitive decline. A team of researchers in a GMP-certified laboratory in New York has identified 5 compounds that can naturally restore optimal levels of acetylcholine. They are Alpha GPC, Huperzine A, Bacopa Monnieri, Lion's Mane Mushroom, and Ginkgo Biloba. Better yet, clinically-backed by scientific research, these natural compounds do not contain exotic, unproven chemicals derived from marine life.

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Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 5/9/2020 (08:31)
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4/13/20 8:13 A

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Are you taking one of these 9 "memory erasing" prescriptions?

You may think your memory loss is just a sign of getting older, but one of these 9 drugs could actually be damaging your brain...

These 9 prescription drugs have now been linked to Alzheimer's disease diagnoses.

If you're over the age of 60, and you're taking even 1 of these 9 drugs, your brain could be at risk.

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I'm on one and weaning myself off of Lipitor for my cholesterol It's one a day. I've only been on it for about a year but that's too long too.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 4/13/2020 (08:11)
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Thanks for sharing this informative article. I know @ one point (10 yrs. ago) my Dr. wanted to put me on statins. NO. Glad I said no.

Handled things w/nutritional changes and weight loss. That did the trick.

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Statin drugs are given out like candy at Halloween to people with high cholesterol.

Thatís wrong because statin drugs come with plenty of side effects.

One of the worst side effects of statin drugs is memory loss, commonly referred to as dementia.

Dementia is a scary thing for most of us. In fact, itís our second-worst medical fear, right behind cancer.

Dr. Wolfson has written a blog post about the connection between statin drugs and memory loss. He also discusses natural ways to control your cholesterol without statin drugs. Feel free to share it with anyone you know taking statins.

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THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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I don't know how many times I've heard this advice. But if, like me, when we are younger we donít pay much attention to it because we are feeling vibrant and invincible, right? Now that I'm looking at my 60th birthday 2.5 years from now let me tell you, I'd wished I had.

But whatís even more frightening aside from the physical decline are the mental changes that come with agingĖstarting with those wacky little episodes I like to refer to jokingly as ďsome timers.Ē Like yesterday, during the afternoon hours at work, trying to remember whether I'd printed out all the necessary documents for orders this week, leaving me stuck in mid-thought waiting to see if my memory found itís way back into my brain.

It struck me that forgetting that I had completed this routine process at least 5 days a week for over 8 years left me a little more than disconcerted than the usual problems of not remembering where I put my iPhone or forgetting why I had gotten up to go do that specific something in another room. So, when I got home, I did a little internet research on mental decline, and guess what advice I found...

It turns out that there are numerous resources indicating that brain cells and mental functions respond to mental exercise the same way that muscle cells respond to physical exercise: they grow stronger increasing their capabilities.

And the good news is that the kind of exercise your brain needs can actually prove to be not only somewhat amusing but productive and that virtually any kind of new learning can stimulate our brains to build its capabilities.

So what is it you do to keep your mind active?


Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 12/29/2018 (21:08)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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