3 Nutrition Tips To Improve Your Memory And Business Success

Memory loss[su_dropcap style=”flat”]O[/su_dropcap]UR RECALL IS essential to success in life especially our business success. What if you could give your thought process a boost? These 3 Nutrition Tips to Improve your Memory offer that lift.

Imagine a new client coming in. They’re referred by a client you worked with a year back for a short time. A quick memory of their friend can build a long-term connection and reinforce an inactive client’s return to your company.

Likely you’ve not thought about using food or nutrition to stir the mental juices much. Unless you’ve sought out the assistance of an Alternative Medicine provider or health mentor, this may have never crossed your mind. Usually, memory changes are noticeable unless you start losing your car keys while running errands 3 times in a month you have nothing serious. This doesn’t mean dementia is on the horizon it may be a sign that you lack in brain food.

What Affects Your Memory Can Hurt Your Business Success

Your mental recall changes daily. One day you feel sharp and ready to bring up anything in your mental computer; the next not so great. The amount of sleep you had, the stress you’re under, and yes what you ate and drank the day before or just hours ago all have an effect.

Physically high blood pressure can decrease memory and business success. The University of Pittsburgh[1] study showed that hypertension affects memory. Your cholesterol levels also play a part. Something seldom spoken about is high homocysteine levels and loss of intellectual function. This which is a natural amino acid your body makes. When you make too much, it has adverse effects on your wellbeing.

Aging also affects our memory and business success. My personal enhancement for keeping myself sharp is using brain games on my smart device daily. When I have stepped away from doing this regularly, my scores decrease and I must build my focus capacity back up especially in math! Most applications have a variety of areas to train your brain. It takes about 10- 15 minutes a day and well worth it.

Using 3 Nutrition Tips to Improve your Memory

nutrition-breadAntioxidants – They don’t just protect your heart or you from cancer they play a significant role in brain activity. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, daikon radishes, or kale can spark the memory. Anthocyanins or foods that appear red, purple, or blue depending on the pH of their skin can reverse and prevent memory loss. These are blackberries, currants, eggplant, red wine even apples.

Quercetin is helpful too. A flavone [pigment] found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains reduces allergic responses or increase immunity by reducing inflammation[2]. This allows your body to continue supporting a healthy mind rather that combat disease or allergies.

Folic Acid And Other B Vitamins – They call Folic Acid the magic bullet for fixing memory problems. You want to be sure you work with a licensed alternative health practitioner as they know the best dose, and will use folate rather than many of the health food store brands that say they do. Tufts University did a study of 320 men who had high levels of homocysteine. All showed a mental decline. When they ate foods rich in folic acid and other B vitamins the decline slowed and in some improved.

I can’t emphasize the importance of not running to the grocery store or health food store and buying this vital nutrient group. Recently I had a patient who when we tested her methylation [a test that shows us how you absorb nutrients from food and supplements] she had a 65% deficiency and was dangerously low in B1, while low in Folic acid, B6, and B12.

Had she just taken an over-the-counter B vitamin she would not have felt better. Her exact dosing for the methylation issue needed to be addressed and accurate milligrams of each of these vitamins supplemented. Eating the right foods wouldn’t be enough. More than ten cases per month are seen by my office. The testing and coaching all can be done virtually with the client never visiting our office.

Foods that support are fortified whole grains, lentils, black-eyed peas, and my favorite oatmeal. Spinach, artichokes, and strawberries include many B vitamins.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Omega 3 fall solidly on the side of good fats and are easy to find in fatty fish, many nuts, and seeds. Some foods, dairy, and eggs are also fortified with Omega 3. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago studied 3,000 people for 6 years. They found that people who ate fish less than once a week had a mental decline of 10% per year greater than those who ate more food of the sea. For those who have problems with fish or who don’t eat it often enough taking this fatty acid is essential to cardiovascular and brain health.

The best fatty acids are found in wild salmon, herring, flaxseed, seaweed, and walnut oil.

The Avoid List For Memory and Business Success

Researchers in Toronto at the University studied a diet of donuts, hamburgers, potato chips, cheese, and ice cream for 3 months. These foods, not surprisingly clog the blood vessels that deliver critical nutrients to your brain. They also crowd out healthier foods in your diet.

These 3 Nutrition Tips to Improve, your Memory and Business Success, are a small start to getting your business focus back on track. Often clients share they can’t seem to get clear and it’s their diet that is hampering their mental cognition.

The first place to start is get tested. Visit with a Naturopath who does micronutrient testing and who also tests your homocysteine and methylation. If you have other symptoms, they may decide to exam your hormones and thyroid. Finding out what you need is less costly than spending money on supplements at the store. Once you know which of your favorite foods support your health and mind, eat them. Then take the nutrients needed, instead of wasting money you could spend… on vacation!

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[1] Relationship of Hypertension, Blood Pressure, and Blood Pressure Control With White Matter Abnormalities in the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS)—MRI Trial.

[2] The role of quercetin, flavonols and flavones in modulating inflammatory cell function.


Dr. Debra Arko Novotny
Dr. Debra Arko Novotny
OUR HEALTH is important to our success as entrepreneurs and business professionals. Dr. Debra Arko Novotny L.Ac, D.Hom. NMP, CHC specializes in helping women not let health, aging, and menopause get in the way of life. As a professional herself, she understands the need for easy ways to cook and stay fit as we age. She’s an expert in weight loss and menopause. She helps women navigate their busy work and family lives. Her simple approach to changing our behaviors and beliefs has helped women for over two decades regain control of their health and life. Dr. Deb is one of the leaders in Body-Mind-Lifestyle Design. She is a Natural Health Practitioner and coach. Debra is an author and speaker in health and business. Deb practices what she teaches. Natural health, Primal eating, and designing your life. In her office, she provides Functional Medicine, Easy Primal Eating, Acupuncture, and acupoint injections [rejuvenative medicine]. Work with her in-person or virtually by via her Websites: Enhanced Living Today, or Denver Acupuncture Health. OR reach out to her by EMAIL or Phone | Office (720) 515-4602. She resides in Colorado with her husband and family.

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  1. Great points, all. I demand seafood from the north Atlantic, preferring farm raised salmon to anything coming out of the post Fukushima Pacific. (Sad but true!) Mercury is also of issue and while we do have an American company committed to verify mercury-free sources, they still haven’t come to grips with compound radiation.

    Yesterday, I was asked about cardio-issues and we came back to the discussion about n-Kinase, natto-kinaise, natto, et. all. I liken this product to magic tricks. It causes the red blood cells to form perfect platelets so they slip through constricted arteries with ease. They cary more oxygen, and lift the bad cholesterols away. Secret 12, = massive B12, better than a shot, and don’t forget the 114+ essential vit&min’s in Beyond Tangy Tangerine. Great if you live near stripped soils.

    • Thank you Tom, for your compliment. The article hopefully helps those with focus issues look at how food and nutrition may play a part.

      There are many directions one can take any conversation, I wish to remain on the topic of memory improvement for the general public although all information can play a part in business can’t it.

      • New to chef work, I’m surprised that so many people are into food discussions without a clue as to what’s missing in their diets. N-kinase played such a profound effect on me and my step-father with Alzheimer’s, he began telling jokes at dinner again, and I immediately quit smoking by the fourth day.

          • Debra, It’s a thousand year old remedy, one simple variable which is directly responsible for the disparity between the US cardiovascular stats and those of Japan.

            I’m not a product promoter. Nor would I ever use the assertive term ‘your’ in relation to a medical professional. It’s open season on bad health from my end as a chef. And, yes I am very interested in your 3 point starter kit. You’ve done a fine job with this article given the brevity of the 360 format.