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What Is The Best Brain Food For Children That Are Taking Standardized Tests
I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?
No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more
Whole grains!: We live in a world of processed and fast food. Natural is usually best. Brown rice and whole grains and much healthier and help maintain a normal blood sugar level which feeds the brain. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants which help scavenge free radicals from the body which can be damaging. And of course water to remove wastes. Sunlight and exercise are also critical as is rest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try this approach: Consider , in the last few years, our work with "medical foods" has shown value of vitamins b-6, b-12, folate, and vitamin d, in some cases mediterranean diet, fatty cold water fish, red wine, coffee, seem of value in some cases. Since a low fat, low carbohydrate diet is generally thought to be protective, there is a secondary benefit to brain. But all of this is not definitive for everyone. ...Read more
What is the best natural/herbal supplement and/or foods for preventing alzheimer's disease nhs keeping the brain healthy?
Probably Curcumin: This question is hard to answer because of the need for more research, but at the moment i would say curcumin, derived from turmeric. Curcumin clearly has anti-alzheimer's properties but is poorly abosrbed; a patented form, meriva, is up to 28 times better absorbed but holds promise. See http://cen.Acs.Org/articles/90/i31/tumeric-derived-compound-curcumin-treat.Html & my comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best mri/mra test (model) to rule out brain aneurysm in men and is it done with (gadolinium) contrast?
When losing weight , how to tell you're mind "i'm full" instead of i'm hungry & what are the best foods to eat when trying lose weight atlest 60pounds?
It's called: Willpower, and it's something you can learn to do. Don't be a slave to your body and your prior unhealthy habits. There's no way to lose weight without your body making you hungry, but it doesn't hurt you physically or medically, in fact, it's just the opposite -- you get healthier and it gets easier. Learn to eat properly for the rest of your life. It will take a long time to lose 60 pounds. ...Read more
Protein! Eggs are : Great. High carb breakfasts can cause you to crash or be sleepy. Not something you want on test day! ...Read more
My daughter is taking fcats today. What various types of food will help with brain power for the test?
None: A good, balanced breakfast and plenty of rest would do more. ...Read more
Best way to heal leaky gut? And why does leaky gut give me such bad fatigue and brain fog after eating? It's not food allergies
What is the best brain scan i need to identify how many cells have deteriated from marijuana? My temples used to hurt when i smoked but now it itches?
STAY ALERT: To stay alert during the day, it is very important to get enough hours of sleep, a teenager should sleep not less than 9 hrs, an adult person should sleep at least 6-7 hrs, when you sleep the required hours which are needed for your brain to get rested, you will wake up refreshed and able to start your day alert and able to focus and pay attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello dr,will you please suggest me the best time to study, as i can't study because my brain is not working. Don't know what happens to me
When you're alert: You're most likely to retain studied information when you are fully awake and alert. If your sleep is not regular, you should correct that underlying issue first. What do you mean by "my brain is not working"? If you have new or worsening symptoms, see your physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder.html ...Read more
See a rehab doctor: The stroke location and it's effect on your actvities of daily living (adls) guide treatment. Likely you have movement/cognitive deficits, and psychological issues. A rehabilitation specialist should evaluate you and the two of you design a program to target your needs. A rehab team often includes a rehab doctor, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, psychologist and case manager. ...Read more
Exercise and diet: Nootropics are chemicals that enhance cognition. The most effective ways to boost cognition are regular, aerobic (out-of-breath / sweating) exercise and a healthy diet replete with fruits and vegetables. These combined with daily social and cognitive engagement are more effective at boosting cognition than any particular medication (e.g., Aricept, (donepezil) Vyvanse) or supplement (e.g., Bacopa, NAC, POMx). ...Read more
AAP guidelines: "The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that healthy children receiving a normal, well-balanced diet do not need vitamin supplementation over and above the recommended dietary allowances....megadoses of vitamins—for example, large amounts of vitamins A, C, or D—can produce toxic symptoms." Talk to your pediatrician. :) ...Read more
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