When the belts in your car wear out you replace them.
Same for old software on your computer. Or broken appliances in your home. You install the needed updates or swap out old parts.
And before you know it they’re like new again.
But when your memory starts to show wear chances are you won’t do anything to fix it.
Because we’ve been taught memory loss is a normal part of aging that we can’t do anything about. So we just live with it.
But what if I told you that you could “replace” your faulty memory too?
That you can virtually install the new parts you need, to make it start working again like it did when you were MUCH younger?
Well, hold onto your hat. Because according to a new study conducted at the University of Louisville you may be able to do JUST that.
And the MOST surprising thing about it is how incredibly EASY it is to do.
In fact, you may even have the tools you need in your home at this very moment.
Ready to get started?
Upgrade your “brain software” through your belly
Head to the kitchen and grab a bulb of garlic.
Because at the risk of sounding like a broken record, it turns out fixing your BRAIN problem starts in your BELLY.
And a 52 cent bulb of garlic is all it takes to get you started
You see, by the time we head into our senior years our gut bacteria plummet.
And that drop in belly bugs goes hand in hand with the decline in memory and cognitive abilities we’ve come to expect with aging.
In other words, like a lot of things these days our microbiome just isn’t quite what it used to be.
But it turns out eating more garlic could be the key to RESTORING your gut bacteria and your memory right along with it.
Garlic extract linked to better memory
Garlic contains compounds called allyl sulfides.
These potent extracts have a variety of health benefits from fighting candida yeast to battling leukemia and colon cancer cells.
For the new study, a group of senior mice was given a daily supplement of allyl sulfide.
Later, when the researchers compared the mice getting the garlic extract to a control group, the differences were remarkable.
The mice which got the supplement had far better long- AND short-term memory. As well as significantly better spatial memory.
And the researchers believe they even figured out how the garlic extract managed this memory-restoring feat.
“Replace” your worn out memory using garlic
The mice which got the allyl sulfide garlic supplements didn’t just gain a better memory. They also had far healthier gut flora than the senior control mice.
And THIS turned out to be the key to their restored memory.
Now stick with me here, because the science gets a bit complicated.
We all have thousands of genes inside each of our cells. And those genes determine what the cell can do.
In the older mice, there was a significant drop in the genes that trigger a substance called NDNF (neuronal-derived natriuretic factor).
NDNF is REQUIRED for both your long-term and short-term memory to work. So having less is likely the cause for the cognitive decline we see as we get older.
So what does this have to do with your gut?
Well, the mice which got the compound had their gut bacteria restored. Which in turn appears to have triggered their levels of NDNF to bounce back.
The research is continuing. But you can start getting the brain benefits of garlic right away. Eating more fresh garlic is a great place to start.
To get the most benefits crush your garlic and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before stirring it into your dish. But keep in mind cooking the garlic appears to reduce some of its potency.
Aged garlic is also packed with allyl sulfides, and the easiest way to tap into them is to take an aged garlic supplement.
Don’t sit back and just accept memory loss. Do something about it instead. For just 52 cents you can start “replacing” your worn out memory today.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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