- Alzheimer is a progressive cognitive disorder that destroys memory and other important mental function
- In the initial stage memory loss is mild but with the time it gets worse and also causes death
- There is no current cure for this but studies show certain yoga postures and natural foods can prevent from dementia and memory loss
July 28, 2017: Today, in the modern era memory loss is growing rapidly not only in the elderly man and women but in children too. Memory loss preceded to Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia, that is used for memory loss. There are common traits at the first stage of disease memory loss is mild like, now in this lifestyle, everyone is finding their self-forgetting appointments, important works, and dates, and other things, remembering faces but not names. As a result, it further leads to forgetting conversations, and respond to their particular environment.
Alzheimer is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. And more than 10 million causes per year (India). After this disease, a patient only can survive for an average of eight years.
According to a study organized by a group of scientists, according to the age, the body changes its shape and starts working at a slow pace. Similarly, our brain also seems to change its shape and starts working in different ways, in which the person gets affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Until a few years ago, this memory deficiency and illness were common among the elderly people who were over 40 but now it is happening to people of all ages.
Currently no definite treatment is possible, but scientists and doctors are researching. And also what we know today, about ninety percent of Alzheimer’s has been discovered in the only last 15 years.
But here you do not need to worry, you can give your memory a power boost at any age that also naturally. With the help of yoga and natural foods.
“While practicing yoga, you focus on your breathing and are completely aware of your postures.” said by author Neha Gothe, at the University of Illinois.
According to Kristine kaoverii Weber, founder of Subtle Yoga “yoga postures seem to affect the way of thinking and reduces anxiety, stress, and it also leads to better cognitive performance.”
A research suggests that if you have practiced yoga for a long time, then you automatically tend to use of your left forebrain. There is more “gray matter” in the left forebrain and therefore, it is a reason, why positive thinking gets affected. Yoga stimulates the left forebrain and helps one to create positive and happy thoughts which in result magnifies your memory and concentration power.
Here are a few memory improving yoga postures that will benefit all
According to study conducted by Thomas Jefferson medical college in Philadelphia and the yoga research society, there are approximately 100 billion neurons works in brain actively and most are influenced by seretonin hormone. And yoga helps the brain release serotonin naturally.
A 50 minute yoga session performed for 7 days which includes these postures will significantly reduce the cortisol level that prevents your brain from the pressure of anxiety and stress.
padmasana (Lotus pose)
padhastasana (Standing forward Bend)
Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose)
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
Tadasana (Tree Stand Pose)
Feed your brain: there are 5 foods that prevent Alzheimer and boost your memory too.
1. Omega- 3 fatty acids
Daily contain omega 3 s in your diet it can less 26% risk of having a brain disorder that causes Alzheimer.
Omega 3 s is a fatty acid that helps brain to stay in its original shape. For getting omega fatty acids you can add fish (salmon, herring, or White tuna), flax seeds, olive oil once a week in your diet.
2. Curry powder
Curry is used extensively in Indian food and in some other countries too. Research shows, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is lower in these places than western nations.
A prime ingredient in Curry powder is turmeric. In turmeric, there is a chemical compound curcumin found that helps the brain to intake a high amount of oxygen that regulate the balance of blood circulation in the brain. Studies have shown that, people who consumed the highest amount of curried foods have better brain activity, and concentration power.
3. Green, leafy vegetables
According to new research, getting regular green, leafy vegetables like- spinach, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard can help keep dementia away. Those who ate green leafy vegetables at one or twice a day have less mental disorders and deterioration than those who ate no vegetables. Green leafy vegetables loaded with vitamin A and K those helps in higher verbal episodic memory performance.
This fruit is a green powerhouse and is loaded with monosaturated fats or the “good” kind, keeping blood sugar levels steady and it contains both vitamin A and folate. Avocados help prevent blood clots in the brain as well as help improve cognitive function, especially both memory and concentration.
The shape of the walnuts is exactly like the brain, then by eating nut, the inactivity of the brain ends and the brain can help with the formation of strong and new cells. Just munching on a few walnuts a day can improve your cognitive health.
Their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals also improve mental alertness. The vitamin E in the nuts can also help ward off Alzheimer.
– prepared by Nidhi Singh of NewsGram. Twitter @NidhiSuryavansi