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14 Ways to Boost Brain Power Answered

Until just a few years ago, doctors believed that the brain stopped making new neural connections - meaning that the memory began to get irreversibly worse - when the body stopped developing, usually in the early 20s. And doctors knew that, like any other part of the body, neurons weaken as people age. Loss of brain function due to neural breakdown was assumed to be a normal, unavoidable part of aging. It turns out they were wrong.

In the past few years, it has become clear that you can, in fact, make new neurons starting in your 20s and continuing well into old age. You can literally rewire the brain with new parts as the older parts wear out. How?

There are lots of things you can do right now to preserve, protect and enhance your gray matter.

14 Ways to Boost Brain Power

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coolz (author)2008-06-11

i agree with all except the one about red wine

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PKM (author)coolz2008-06-12

Do you have conflicting scientific studies showing the antioxidants in red wine are actually not beneficial to health? Or is it "This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs"?

Studies and articles like this shouldn't be taken as
a) gospel truth
b) carte blanche to drink as much wine as you like.

Obviously drinking to excess isn't good for your brain, but we knew that already- this is just another thing to think about if you are contemplating whether to drink in moderation or not drink at all. (Unless you are too young to drink in which case the decision has been made for you.)

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coolz (author)PKM2008-06-12

1. i am too young to drink 2. that maybe true, but its too easy to get hooked and drink too much

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skunkbait (author)PKM2008-06-12

2-3 glasses red wine=healthy. 7-8 glasses = sick, miserable, smelly, stupid.

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aceLED (author)2008-06-11

umm i was told that blue berries are a great way to boost IQ

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