Free Webinar The Happy, Healthy Brain: Foods, Nutrients and Herbs to Help Sustain Cognition, Mood & Memory*. Recorded August 13, 2019. Presented by Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG-RH, AHN-BC.
Modern life offers a multitude of factors that can challenge brain health. These include ongoing stress, aging, environmental toxicity, a sedentary lifestyle and poor sleep habits and food choices.
By understanding the complex interconnected biochemical relationships between lifestyle, foods, nutrients and herbal constituents, we can make better choices to support healthy memory, mood and cognitive processes as we move through life. In this session, we investigated:
Endogenous opiates (endorphins)
Neurotransmitters released during exercise, eating, sex, excitement and pain
Nutritional Factors and Food Sources – Folic Acid, N-acetylcysteine, Amino acids, Magnesium, Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Link between cortisol and appetite
Relationship between Sugar and the Brain
Amino acids from foods and supplements
Herbs- Bacopa, Ginkgo, Saffron, Rosemary