My husband has been experiencing short term memory loss for some time now.
Dear Terry, “My husband has been experiencing short term memory loss for some time now. However, it has become more noticeable over the past 6 months. Is there anything that might help slow it down?” — Linda, Greensboro, NC
Dear Linda, While I do have some recommendations, I encourage your husband to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with his physician as they may have additional input.
When it comes to maintaining optimal memory and mental function, making good decisions regarding exercise, food choices, and proven natural medicines can have a tremendous impact. Make sure your husband:
- Stays in touch with friends and family – socializing and enjoying good company and conversation.
- Stays physically active – exercising has huge benefits for your brain.
- Does word searches and other puzzles. It can be fun, but also serves a purpose. In fact, studies have shown that keeping your brain engaged is crucial.
- Adopts a brain-healthy diet. For more specific information, review my diet at Terry’s Traditional Diet. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
When it comes to natural medicines, I would recommend taking curcumin (an extract that comes from turmeric), vitamin D, and oils of rosemary and Spanish sage. Together, these ingredients have protective antioxidant effects for brain cells, as well as supporting memory and mental function.
It’s important to note that standard curcumin is very poorly absorbed, so make sure the product you choose features a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils.
Terry . . . Naturally