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Memory Hack

by Josephine Mary (2019-03-08)

Whole grains are a great source of Phenylalanine, an essential amino acid that can Memory Hack convert in the body to tyrosine. I make my kids sandwiches using only whole grain bread and make tortilla rollups with a whole grain tortilla and fillings such as cream cheese and jam, or peanut butter and jelly. We also eat whole grain quesadillas or whole grain pizzas at least once a week at my house.My kids find eating chicken drumsticks a caveman like experience and they love barbecue ribs because eating them provides the same 'eat with your hands' satisfaction.Other popular, kid friendly, high protein snacks at my house include yogurt, nuts, beef jerky, Power bars, and smoothies. I make the smoothies with bananas that are also a great source of tyrosine. Remember, tyrosine is the amino acid that neurons use to make important ADHD neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine.A healthily, balanced ADHD diet, rich in unprocessed foods, and low in refined sugars will make a world of difference in managing the symptoms of children with ADD and ADHD. Even picky eaters will eat foods that are high in protein as long as they are tasty and fun to eat. I hope that if your ADHD children will not eat protein that you will try to serve them some of the foods discussed above. It has turned my picky eaters into happy and willing, protein consumers.People with Alzheimer Disease (AD) may first notice that they forget things. While healthy people may forget name or where they put their keys, people with AD may forget who their family members are or how to use their keys. Sufferers often lose things or put them in strange places. They also have trouble doing tasks they used to do easily, they may lose the desire to do anything. They may ask the same questions over and over. This is because they do not remember asking the question just minutes before.Before we understand the cause of Alzheimer Disease, we must first know how the human brain works. Inside the brain are billions of nerve cells. Each nerve cell has a cell body and wirelike threads, like railroad tracks. The nerve cells carry signals to and from the brain along the wirelike threads. They also contain proteins which help the cells to grow. Signals pass from one nerve cell to the next with the help of chemical produced in the brain, called acetylcholine. In AD patients some of the nerve cells that use acetylcholine are dead or dying. It destroys their memory and ability to do things. So far, there is no simple test for AD. The only sure way to tell if someone has AD is to examine the brain after the patient has died.