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Our brain controls so many functions of our body besides being the
powerhouse of information. Few vital functions of our brain are motor
control, visual processing, auditory processing, sensation and learning.
Considering all the functions of our brain there is no second thought
that it is the most vital organ of our body beside our heart. Any kind of
brain malfunction can be well understood if related to the current
technology that is used in computer. The hard disk contains all the vital
information of the computer and without it, the computer is as good as
dead. If the hard disk crashes it is tough to recover it back and in most
cases it cannot be recovered. Similarly if Amnesia or Alzheimer disease
affects our brain it first destroys our brain cells and affects our
memory. Loss of memory renders us useless, as we tend to forget all the
skills that we have learnt over the period of time including language
too. Any such disease can turn a human being into nothing less than
vegetable.

All the medications used to regain the memory back are used for brain
nourishment. This can only be achieved thru universal nourishment of body
and brain. In order to have them work both in tandem with each other we
must feed our body properly at the same time keeps it active by
participating in physical and mental activities such as jogging and
memory games. Children in their early stages should specifically be taken
care of. Right nutrition can ensure their physical as well as mental well
being. Right from the stage of pregnancy, future mothers are administered
the right dosage of multivitamins and folic acid to help the brain of
fetus grow. In cases where folic acid and dietary supplements are not
taken low or no mental growth is observed. In their growing phases
children are feeded with health drinks as they become choosy and eat what
they like. This leads to various deficiencies affecting growth. This has
given rise to so many health capsules and drink but the best and trusted
supplement is Cod liver oil. It is rich in Omega 3 fat that helps in
better growth of brain. Research proves that children who have been given
cod liver oil on a regular basis display good memory and active body.

Over the period of time we barely make use of such supplements and the
drug interference makes it worse along with the day-to-day life stress.
This makes us prone to several mental disorders such as confusion,
attention problem, foggy brain etc. We must not forget that the core
brainpower has been derived from the nutrition given at early age and
this would not last lifetime. We need to supplement it on a regular
basis. There are many over the counter supplements available that are
fortified with zinc, magnesium, folic acid and other essential nutrients
for brain. But taking these supplements alone will not work wonder over
brain hence we need to put in adequate exercise too. Try to challenge the
memory often by engaging in memory games and other mentally challenging
activities to ensure adequate supply of blood and oxygen to the brain.
Taking care of heart and keeping the cholesterol and blood pressure in
check also helps in clearing the arteries of any block to allow good flow
of blood. Hormones, specially estrogen level should be kept in check as
it affects our brain and leads to various diseases in longer run.

				
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