5 Life Lessons I Learned From Looking At Over 225,000 Brain Scans
By far the most exciting and encouraging lesson I have learned is that you are not stuck in your own mind. Even if you have mistreated your brain, you can improve it. By avoiding things that harm your brain and adopting healthy habits, you can optimize brain function, mental health, and memory.
Even better, you don’t have to change everything at once. You can start with one small change. This is how one woman named Nancy did it.
In her 80s, Nancy was depressed, anxious, forgetful, arthritic and obese. Then she bought one of my books at a thrift store for 50 cents. She liked all the advice in it, but she didn’t think she could apply it all at once. So she just started drinking more water. After a few days, she noticed that her energy had greatly improved. She then started taking brain-healthy supplements, including multivitamins, omega-3s, and vitamin D, because her levels were low. They changed her focus significantly. When she felt better, she started walking, dancing, playing table tennis, which lifted her spirits. Later, she took French lessons and learned to play the guitar.
Over time, Nancy’s life changed dramatically. Her energy, mood and memory improved significantly, she lost 70 pounds and was pain free. I met Nancy when she came to one of our clinics for a brain scan. She was 83 years oldrd a present for my birthday. When I heard Nancy’s story, I started to cry because she was living proof of how what we learn through brain scans can dramatically change your life.
What’s one small brain-healthy habit you can start today? It only takes one step to get on the path to a better brain and a better life.