What Do Your Cells Have to Do With Your Health and Aging? Everything.
We often consider blood pressure readings or weight to gauge our health. But scientists know that health is really determined by the very building blocks of your body - your cells. Every organ in our body is made of cells, so the health of your cells directly correlates to the health of your brain. Your brain is the main operating system responsible for connecting everything happening in your body. Enhancing the performance of your brain begins with optimizing the health of your body: by optimizing what we put into our bodies and removing the bad. The human brain is an amazingly resilient organ and, most importantly, it is capable of recovery and healing when treated properly.
Dietary Tips for Maintaining Brain and Cell Health
Eat real, organically grown food, drink pure, mineral rich water, and incorporate a diet rich in phytochemicals
Eat healthy fats that give us the important bioactive lipids and essential fatty acids for optimal brain and cell functioning - consume raw organic seeds, free-range egg yolk, caviar, ceviche and sushi!
Eliminate toxins, sugar, HFCS, additives, and processed foods - avoid industrial seed oils which are rancid and toxic to your cells
The Role of Supplements in Brain and Cell Health
Even if you do all those things correctly, given the stress of our modern life, the poor quality of our food supply, and the high load of toxins on our brains and bodies, we need help to supply the raw materials for our brains and bodies to optimally function. That’s where supplements come in.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) rebuilds and repairs the cell wall and is critical to cell function. As our bodies age, the amount of PC in our bodies declines. Low levels of PC can lead to memory problems, a decrease in mental alertness, and an inability to focus. Increasing your levels of PC can help increase brain function as well as mental focus and alertness
Essential Fatty Acids - Our brains are nearly 60 percent fat, and Omega 6 and Omega 3 fats are critical for supporting brain function and mood, regulating metabolism, and preventing diabetes and supporting a healthy inflammation response*
CoQ10 for mitochondrial support
Butyrate is a known HDAC (histone deacetylase)inhibitor to support cell health on the genetic level by protecting the DNA wrapped around proteins called histones. It helps the genes survive, adapt and grow rather than getting damaged
Probiotics - along with butyrate, probiotics help support gut health, which plays a powerful role in brain health
Multivitamin - look for a high quality, broad spectrum, and bioavailable form for advanced cell protection and function, to recharge, nourish and defend cells.
Glutathione - your bodies master antioxidant, critical to removing free radicals that can damage cells - including brain cells!
NAD - a molecule found in all cells, critical for regulating cellular aging