The Brain Boosting Secrets We Learned

Prostate Cancer Canada Network - Integrative Medicine

June 26, 2010

Terry Small came to our June 26, 2010 support group meeting and presented what I think should be the first course in cancer treatment and prevention. Your state of mind is crucial as you work through the complexities of our disease.

This meeting had nothing to do with Prostate Cancer and on the other hand, had everything to do with the treatment of the disease.

A healthy brain is fundamental to everything we do as cancer patients.

A healthy brain is crucial in the decision making process for newly diagnosed men.

For men with advanced prostate cancer what Terry taught us today can only aid your treatment.

How do we deal with an ageing brain? We learned the secrets!

The Brain Boosting Secrets We Learned:

16 Things Everyone Must Know About the Brain. Your brain is involved in everything you do! 90% of what we know about the brain has been learned in the last 2 years and yet most people never think much about their brains. You simply trust your brain to do its job. Brain dysfunction is the #1 reason people fail work, school, and relationships.

Your brain is the supercomputer that runs your life. This session has 2 bottom lines: when your brain works right, you work right and everyone needs a little help.

When you look after your brain, the results are amazing. This session will give you the tools to boost your brain power, Improve your thinking, and improve your health. It is based on the latest cutting-edge neuroscience research. We learned:

  1. the #1 job of your brain
  2. how to eat right, to think right
  3. how to get rid of negative thoughts
  4. the #1 food for your brain (you probably don't eat this right now) SEE BELOW
  5. how to improve your reading skills
  6. how to improve your memory
  7. how to outwit Alzheimer's disease
  8. the 3 things every brain must have
  9. and much more!

Brain Boosting Secrets is packed with tips, stories, ideas, and strategies to help you improve your greatest asset... your brain.

Check out Terry's web site at

My Notes: Some key points I picked up at Terry's session.

The brain is 80% water and most of us are dehydrated. One of the reasons we don't drink enough is that as you age your sense of thirst diminishes. So when we are thirsty, we really need water.

How much water we need? Answer, 1 cup for each 25 pound of body mass. Water should be drunk continuously throughout the day, not just when thirsty. In particular drink a big glass as soon as you get up.

First drink of the day should include orange juice or some fruit. The fuel of the Brain is glucose and drinking water with a fruit juice adds energy.

Green Tea or Black tea is the number one drink for the brain. These teas are packed with anti-oxidants.

Free radicals that cause cancer love fat, loose weight and eat a diet rich in anti-oxidants. The top 20 foods that are rich in anti-oxidants and good for the brain are: (from bottom to top)

  • red pepper
  • red grapes
  • orange
  • avocado
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • steamed spinach
  • alfafa sprouts
  • plums
  • raspberries
  • raw spinach
  • strawberries
  • cranberries
  • kale
  • garlic
  • blackberries

Number one - way ahead of number two in anti-oxidants is the PRUNE. To find out more about keeping a healthy brain go to Terry's web site and download past newsletters. They are free.

Green Tea or Black tea is the number one drink for the brain. These teas are packed with anti-oxidants.