Merriwether's World! #42 – Foraging For Brain Health

As you get older your brain starts to develop issues, especially for menopausal women. Thankfully, there’s a lot of plants and mushrooms out there that help …


  1. Episode #42 12/18/2019 plants, classes, links

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    Foraging For Brain Health
    What Menopause Does to Women’s Brains
    2/3 of Alzheimer’s patients are women.
    Link between estrogen reduction and Alzheimer’s
    Mental issues begin during premenopause biological changes.
    Increasing estrogen after menopause has little effect. Must be done during premenopause.
    Health risks with standard estrogen replacement therapies.

    Neuroprotective Herbs and Active Constituents
    Approaches to Preventing Degenerative Diseases
    Coffee (One unit of coffee and tea (3 cups/day for 10
    years) would lead to a 22% and 28% risk reduction of PD)
    Skullcap root (Scutellaria baicalensis): reduces inflammation of damaged brain cells (concussions, trauma, stroke)

    Neuroprotective Herbs and Foods from Different Traditional Medicines and Diets
    Turmeric root
    Grape skins (Resveratrol, red wine & tomatoes, but large doses of Resveratrol can increase cancer risk)
    Sage (Salvia officinalis)

    Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects

    Neuroprotective potential of phytochemicals
    Ephedra: and Sida/Wireweed
    Fatty acids such as Omega-3 found in walnuts, pecans, and hickory nuts as well as the summertime weed purslane:

    Lion’s Mane (Hericium) mushrooms

    Walking on uneven terrain in healthy adults and the implications for people after stroke

    Interacting with Nature Improves Cognition and Affect for Individuals with Depression

    Changes in Psychological and Cognitive Outcomes after Green versus Suburban Walking: A Pilot Crossover Study.

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