A healthy diet, smart supplementation and the right lifestyle choices are essential to good brain health, says Robert Redfern, 66, and still getting younger.

When I talk to people from the baby boomer generation about their health, a recurring theme is that they are worried about losing their minds. The specter of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia tends to loom large, and people want to know what they can do about it.

I have seen from personal experience what Alzheimer’s or dementia can do to one’s life and family, as my father lived with dementia during the final two years of his life. It is vital that we keep our brains healthy and sharp as we age, so
that we can protect our memories and reasoning ability. For, without these abilities, how can we live productive and happy lives?

Lifestyle factors

Supplements can play an impressive role in keeping our  brains healthy and functioning optimally as we age. But you can’t keep your brain healthy through supplements alone. It is also important to make the right lifestyle choices so that your brain receives the oxygen it needs in order to keep its complex neural circuitry functioning.

Reducing stress is another key factor because stress can literally shrink the brain. In particular, stress can cause the hippocampus to shrink, which is the part of the brain responsible for thinking and memory. This is why regular exercise and other stress reduction measures are very important.

The 5-step brain boosting plan

Here are 5 steps you can take to keep your brain in top condition, no matter what your age might be:

  1. Select quality supplements designed to protect brain health, such as curcumin, vinpocetine, minerals and essential fatty acids.
  2. Exercise regularly, as exercise has been shown to keep oxygen flowing to the brain and thus has a protective effect against degenerative brain diseases.
  3. Take supplements, such as probiotics, which will boost your immune system and prevent infections.
  4. Take steps to keep your brain active. Talking with friends is one way to keep your brain active and so are activities like crossword puzzles and sudoku.
  5. Don’t eat starchy carbohydrates. Instead, opt for plenty of vegetables, dark-skinned fruits, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains as well as oily wild fish, grass-fed meats and unprocessed poultry.

Do I recommend this plan? Most definitely! Both of my parents died at a younger age than I am right now. However, I am very healthy and although I am 66 years old, my brain certainly isn’t! Following the right diet, making the right lifestyle choices and selecting the right supplements can help you to feel the same way.

Serranol – This is a unique combination of four important ingredients: Curcumin, Serrapeptase, Ecklonia Cava Extract and Vitamin D3.

Other recommended products include The Krill Miracle which is a super-rich source of omega-3, 6 and 9. Also Refocus to help provide a boost!