Friday, October 16, 2015

neurogensis notes from ted talk

Notes from this ted talk

Here's her list for improving neurogenesis in the hippocampus for improving mood and memory:

exercise
antidepressants
learning
good sleep
sex
exercise
calorie restriction
intermittent fasting
(she left out heat baths)

Foods:
flavonoids
blueberries
omega-3 oils (fish oil, canola)
low sugar
food that needs more chewing
vit A, vit D, vit B's, vit E, zinc, folic acid, caffeine, no saturated fat
She mentioned also resveratrol and curcumin, but these are only in animal models. These do not make it to the brain in humans in any formulation, certainly not in the concentrations that have been found to work in animals.

hurts it:
stress
age
sleep deprevation