With all the stress in our lives it can help to tune up your brain every now and then. Just like your car needing fresh oil and spark plugs, your brain needs to be occasionally nourished with extra nutrients and a healthy diet.
This brain tune up slowly heals your brain. However, it won’t take long until you feel the effects, which include deeper sleep, better concentration, improved memory, and less stress.
The Meal Plan
The focus is to decrease inflammation without drastic changes. Nourish your brain by removing all processed foods. Try to eat organic as much as possible to help lower pesticide exposure. If you can’t eat organic, look at the fruits and vegetables in the dirty dozen and avoid them unless they are organic.
Meal Plan Guidelines
- Avoid processed foods
- Eat organic when possible
- Cut back on grains
- Eat mostly fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.
If you are doing a daily meditation, continue your practice. For those who don’t meditate, a simple meditation practice isn’t difficult. Just breathe in for a count of 7 and breathe out for a count of 7. Count and concentrate on counting. Five to ten minutes is all you need. Sometimes the best time is when you first get in bed. This can help you sleep better.
Make sure you are on a multivitamin to maintain healthy levels of your vitamins. On top of a multivitamin, take the following:
Krill Oil – 3000 mg a day. 1000 mg with each meal
Why krill and not fish oil? Krill oil differs from fish oil in way that its EPA and DHA are bound to phospholipids. Fish oils DHA and EPA are bound to triglycerides. The brain membranes are high in phospholipids making krill the ideal choice to help them heal.
Be cautious of krill if you have a seafood allergy, bleeding disorder and if you’re about to undergo surgery. Krill oil may slow blood clotting so do not take this along with medications that slow blood clotting. If you are taking fish, flax, or other type of oils, discontinue during the 45-day brain tune up regimen.
Curcumin (Meriva) – 3000 mg a day. 1000 mg with each meal
Curcumin is known to help fight inflammation. We want to reduce any inflammation in the brain in order for healing to occur. Meriva is a form of curcumin that has up to 30 times greater absorption than regular curcumin so it works much better in reducing inflammation.
Resveratrol – 400 mg/day in two 200 mg doses
Resveratrol is another substance that helps reduce brain inflammation. Resveratrol can also help increase blood flow to the brain and increase healing. A glass (one) of red wine can also be another helpful source of resveratrol during your brain tune-up.
Magnesium L-Threonate 1-3 capsules of Life Extension Neuro-Mag Magnesium L-Threonate
Over half of Americans are magnesium deficient. It is difficult for magnesium to be absorbed into the nervous system and brain. Neuro-Mag from Life Extension has been shown to increase magnesium levels in the spinal fluid. It is a great product that gets essential magnesium to the brain.
It is suggested that you start with 1 capsule an hour before bedtime. Over the next few days, add 2 more capsules taken during the day.
In order to keep your brain healthy going, you’ll take smaller amounts of most of the nutrients.
Krill Oil –500mg/day
Curcumin (Meriva) – 1000 mg/day
Resveratrol – 200 mg/day
Magnesium L-Threonate 1-3 capsules
Continue with 1 capsule at bed time. Many people who feel so much better using this form of magnesium like to continue taking 3 capsules per day.