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Are brain food advisable when suffering from short term memory problems?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Is this advice regarding brain food only for those with ADD and ADHD? I was attracted because I have been dealing with short term memory problems.
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
brain food can help everyone

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for you question.
It is true that as we get older we can have some memory problems. They may not qualify as Alzheimer's or another type of dementia but all of us can benefit from supplements and brain boosting foods and exercises.
A diet that has protein and is low in carbohydrates is helpful. It is also great to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and berries like strawberries and blueberries.
Supplements that may help a phosphtidyl serine and ginko.
Keeping your mind active with games, crossword puzzels and brain training exercises that you can find various places onliine like Lumosity.
Regards,
K.Robinson MD
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Are brain food advisable when suffering from short term memory problems?

Brief Answer: brain food can help everyone Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for you question. It is true that as we get older we can have some memory problems. They may not qualify as Alzheimer's or another type of dementia but all of us can benefit from supplements and brain boosting foods and exercises. A diet that has protein and is low in carbohydrates is helpful. It is also great to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and berries like strawberries and blueberries. Supplements that may help a phosphtidyl serine and ginko. Keeping your mind active with games, crossword puzzels and brain training exercises that you can find various places onliine like Lumosity. Regards, K.Robinson MD