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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 5, 2016
5 Ways To
Save Your Brain,
And Calm Down
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
I lost my
car at the mall and
had to ask the secu-
rity guy to drive me
around and find it.
I was practically in
tears after roaming
around the parking
lot for 20 minutes.
At the time, I just thought, “I’m losing my
mind, how do I not remember this?!”
Then I thought about it, I have a hun-
dred million thoughts in my head, and
when I parked, I parked at a location I
never usually park in near a store I never
go to. And I had been wrapped up in an
important and intense conversation on
the phone (while I was driving and park-
ing) and... are you assuming these are
excuses? Maybe so. But it made me think
that memory loss, and other injuries of
the brain could impact your quality of life.
Your brain should be properly ‘fed’
and ‘exercised’ and in good shape. I can
teach you how to save your brain, and
support yourself if you’re dealing with
memory issues, brain fog, or mild issues
related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) or
I’m only offering suggestions to save
your brain today, I’m not sure what’s
safe for you or effective for your indi-
vidual condition so please speak to your
neurologist before trying any of these
Fatty Acids – Why not, your brain is
made of fat? Fat is an integral part of
your brain, so it’s first up for that rea-
son. One of the most important types
of supplements you can take would be
something high in DHA, docosahexae-
noic acid. You’ll find DHA in supplements
labeled “DHA” as well as in Salmon Oil,
Fish Oils, Chia Seed Oil and Krill.
Mullein Root – A little harder to find,
it has mild anti-spasmodic effect. Since
it has an affinity for facial nerves, some
holistic doctors suggest Mullein for Bells
Palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia or other facial
nerve pain syndromes associated with
Acetyl L carnitine – It’s capable of
repairing brain cells (neurons) and it is
known to prevent age-related memory
decline. It turns into acetylcholine in the
brain which can help you with learning.
Doctors often suggest it for stroke victims.
Ginkgo biloba – A well-known herb
that sends blood up to your brain and it
could help with both short and long-term
memory. It seems to help balance the
various catecholamine neurotransmitters
(dopamine, norepinephrine, adrenalin)
as well as serotonin and cortisol levels!
Taken together this can help revitalize
a fading memory, reduce anxiety and
improve your mood.
Ashwagandha – This is known to help
with thyroid function over time by raising
thyroid hor mone levels but it can make
you sleepy. Studies suggest that it’s a
good choice if you have insomnia related
to any brain injury, including TBI.
For a more comprehensive list of
brain-saving supplements, please sign up
for my newsletter at suzycohen.com and
I’ll send you the extended version of this
in a newsletter.
This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your condi-
tion. Suzy Cohen is the author of The
24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered
pharmacist. To contact her, visit www.
From page 8
Along The River
On the first Sunday of every month,
the non-profit organization called The
Florida Native Butterfly Society
opens its doors to the public with free
admission to the Butterfly Estates.
The purpose of the monthly event is
to expose residents and visitors to the
importance of Florida’s incredible but-
terflies. The organization hopes to inspire
guests to plant butterfly gardens to sup-
port and increase natural populations.
Enjoy many new vendors every month,
kids projects and activities.
The Butter fly Estate’s educational facil-
ity, complete with a 3,600 square foot
glass butterfly conservatory, is providing
the appropriate educational programs and
involved research projects that are help-
ing butter fly populations flourish through-
out the state. The small facility is home
of The Florida Native Butterfly Society
and is located in Gardner’s Park in the
downtown Fort Myers River District. The
inspiration for the venue is the Southwest
Florida natural environment.
The Butter fly Estates is located at
1815 Fowler Street in Fort Myers. It is
open Tuesday through Sunday from 10
a.m . to 5 p.m . For more information, call
690-2359 or visit www.thebutterflyes-
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