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6 Fantastic Ways To Improve Your Memory

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6 Fantastic Ways To Improve Your Memory

Learn What Causes Memory Loss and How To Give Your Brain A Boost
Mona Lisa Schulz M.D., Ph.D.
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May 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Memory. I have it. You have it. And then we feel like we're losing it. Losing it. With all our brain changes at midlife, are we really losing our minds? Here’s how you can utilize these brain-changes when they are taking you from having an ordinary earthbound brain and memory to having access to universal intuition and spiritual mysticism.

 As you experience more anxiety and panic at midlife, you begin to lose your inner calmness and serenity in a crowded supermarket or suburban mall.  With more irritability and impatience at midlife, you tend to lose your cool in heavy highway traffic. And finally, when you feel like you’re losing your memory, you start losing your keys, wallet, and reading glasses.

 Like the song that Barbara Streisand sings from Cats—"Memory," we can get lost in our dreams of the old days. Life was indeed beautiful when we had pinpoint mental clarity. At least it was better than what our brain is capable of now with all this hormonal havoc. Life was indeed beautiful then. However, we’re not helping our memory by perpetually "dreaming of the old days" and wishing we had the brain and body of a 20-year-old.

 How can you improve your memory? Let’s do a medical intuitive reading on what could make or break your memory. Let's go body center by body center.

The First Emotional Center (Your Bones, Joints, Blood, Immune System and Skin): Memory can be affected by immune system disorders like chronic viruses such as Lyme and chronic fatigue. If you have an autoimmune disorder like SLE/lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or others, your attention and ultimately your memory may at times feel foggy.

The Second Emotional Center (Your Bladder, Reproductive Organs, Lower Back and Hips): We are usually aware of menopausal estrogen and progesterone changes that may affect a woman's memory. But, did you know that, at times, when a man's testosterone dips, he, too, may have brain fog?

The Third Emotional Center (Your Digestive System, Weight, Adrenal Glands, Pancreas and Addiction): Alcohol, pain medicines like Percocet, and oxycodone can all deplete your attention and memory. Did you know that if you have chronic esophageal reflux, gastritis and other ailments, you may be prone to low B 12 levels, making you feel you are losing your memory? Anorexia and low blood sugar can affect your focus and memory by depriving your brain of critical nutrients. However, diabetes and obesity may affect not just nutrition but can clog critical arteries that supply brain memory centers. Chronic trauma and adrenal gland cortisol also clogs brain memory centers making your thoughts and memory feel like they reside in a fog. 

The Fourth Emotional Center (Your Heart, Lungs and Breasts): Long-term high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart rhythm problems may predispose you to small artery disease that could dull your memory. Depression, moodiness and panic may also cause your memory to get lost in the shuffle of emotions.

The Fifth Emotional Center (Your Mouth, Neck and Thyroid): Autoimmune thyroid problems like Hashimoto’s disease and Graves disrupt brain circuits for memory. Attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, stroke, MS, epilepsy and other brain disorders may also change how your mind remembers.

The Sixth Emotional Center (Your Brain, Eyes and Ears): After reading this entire laundry list of problems that can cause you to have a foggy memory, the vast majority of the time your problem is not Alzheimer's disease, a degenerative disorder of the brain.

At midlife, "another  day is dawning " in how you experience the world. You may not be able to remember as quickly everything you see, hear, smell, taste and feel on a daily basis. This is because changes in estrogen, progesterone , testosterone, and a lifetime of cortisol-laden adversity has rewired your brain to have more access to clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and mysticism on Earth and in the Heavens. Your youth blesses you with five earthbound speedy senses, but the intuition and mystical wisdom you get with aging gives you ten universal senses that are a little slower to access. Which brain and mindset would you rather have?

Here Are 6 Fantastic Tips For Memory Improvement

1. Treat your immune system.  You can do this with acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbs, and nutritional supplements: Coenzyme Q10 or Vitamin D if your levels are low. (Ask an integrative physician, nurse practitioner, naturopath or other caregiver.)

2. Lower the inflammation in your blood and brain:  You can do this with Acetyl L Carnitine, special gut-appropriate formulations of phosphatyl inositol, choline and serine. (Ask a physician or your health care provider if you can take SAMe if you are not already talking serotonin medicines.)

3. Aggressively yet calmly treat panic and depression. You can do this with cognitive behavioral therapy, Affirmations, Dialectic behavioral therapy, mindfulness.

4. Be wise—exercise. Fool around, laugh and have fun. Do aerobic exercise that makes your heart beat and then walk another time during the day. Socialize with people out of your usual social circle. Learn a new language. Read. Read. Read! Take a college course that really challenges you, especially if you were diagnosed with a learning disability.

5. Balance your blood sugar. Don't overdo or undo carbohydrates. Too little carbs deprives your brain of sugar and neurotransmitter serotonin. Too many sweets makes your blood sticky.

6. Explore your spirituality. Learn how to work, love, and enjoy your new, more intuitive mystical brain. 

Look, a new day has begun...

You can find more information about your memory and your emotional centers in All Is Wellmy latest book with Louise Hay. Tune in to my weekly Hay House Radio show Intuitive Health every Wednesday 11AM Pacific Time. For a private Medical Intuitive Reading or information about my Intuition Training classes visit my website at www.drMonaLisa.com and join me on Facebook and @DrMonaLisa2 on Twitter.

 

About Author
Mona Lisa Schulz M.D., Ph.D.
Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz is one of those rare people who can cross the borders of intuition, science, medicine, and mysticism. An internationally known expert in Medical Intuition and Mind-Body Medicine, she h Continue reading