Losing My Memory is My Worst Fear

Memory is such an important part of our ability to function properly and even when we are young and able, our memories can let us down.  Students do well at school and gain confidence if they have a great memory, having a good logical part to the brain also helps, but if you have a good logical brain and poor memory sadly it is hard to really do well at your studies.

However as you get older the saddest thing about ageing is losing not only your physical strength, but also suffering memory lapses, which can lead to great fear that you are heading towards dementia or Alzheimers disease.

I am curating two articles this time, both from Dr Al Sears, the first article is on the awfulness of losing ones memory, and how important helping yourself preserve your memory by using a herb called bacoba, is.

Losing My Memory is My Worst Fear

Losing my memory scares me. I continue to hope that I can avoid it no matter how long I live.

Most of my patients who I talk to about that express the same fear. So… I’ve been doing some research…

The latest research shows that the herb bacopa protects your brain and more importantly, can improve intellectual capacity, concentration and memory, as well as shorten learning time.

http://www.alsearsmd.com/2013/07/losing-my-memory-is-my-worst-fear/

 

Bacoba Monnieri

Bacoba Monnieri

The second article is more information about the herb called bacoba which is extremely interesting.  It apparently helps you regain memory, and even better it helps to stop breakdown in memory transmission.  You know the awfulness of speaking about something or other, knowing exactly what you are going to say, and then suddenly your mind goes blank, you can’t remember either a word, probably a word you use daily, or you have totally lost your train of thought.  Well the herb plant bacoba monnierir contains a chemical that will stop that – and I don’t know about you, but that intrigues me enough to try it out.  After all many plants help in awful illnesses.  I am thinking of quinine for malaria and aspirin for pain.  Just recently I have found I can eat tomatoes if I add the herb basil to it, it makes the tomatoes not so acidic.  So if I know a herb will help a problem I am willing to give it a try, as it is natural and not something someone has compounded.  Mind you I understand you can purchase bacoba herbal supplements if you prefer not to bother about growing the plants yourself, and find that popping a pill is your preferred way of taking something.

Graceful Way to Boost Your Brain

There’s an herb that’s not very well know in the United States, but in India, this plant is so revered that they use it in their ritual to consecrate newborn babies.
They believe it opens the gateways to knowledge… and this little flower’s brain-boosting power shows they’re right.

It’s called bacopa. I’m lucky that it grows in a few of the sunnier places around the large pond in my backyard. It’s a perennial, so I can always see a few purplish-white flowers poking out here and there along the edge of the water.
I like to take a thick leaf or two in my hand and snap it open between my fingers and crush it a little… it has a nice lemon scent to it.

http://www.alsearsmd.com/2014/03/graceful-way-to-boost-your-brain/

Growing old is very daunting, something when you are young and physically strong have no idea how awful it can be, but if you can take on board all Dr Al Sears says in both articles you have a greater chance of living a full active life to the very end.  Old age needn’t be the dreadful scenario it so often is made out to be, especially is you have to give up your independence and spend your remaining years in an old age home.  Some homes can actually be very pleasant places to live, and this article is not meant to be derogatory about them, but I do think when you reside in an Old Age Home, you no longer have day to day decisions to make and a certain amount of mental stimulation goes as a result. I do think it is important to keep your independence as long as possible, obviously if you can no longer care for yourself than there are no other options.  But I have friends who have put their name down to go into a home, and there is no reason at this moment of time for them to even contemplate this,  and really to me that is giving up on life. If you would like to read a book called Brain Power than click on the link colored in yellow.

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