Thursday, October 1, 2015

You can raise your IQ—here’s how

Most people believe that when it comes to how smart you are, you got what you got in the gene pool and that’s that.

Well, that’s not entirely true.

Contrary to what you may think, you CAN boost your intelligence and raise your IQ score at any age!

Let’s see why that is so.

Intelligence—so much more than the hand you’re dealt
Your innate intelligence (what you’re born with) is certainly significant.

But your ability to make intelligent decisions depends not only on this aspect of your intelligence, but also on these factors:
  • The clarity of your mind
  • How quickly you can think
  • Your attention span
  • How long you can concentrate
  • Your memory
And ALL of those things can be improved, which in turn can sharpen your intelligence and even help raise your IQ score!

Here’s how:

1) Balance your blood sugar
Keeping your blood sugar level even is critical to intelligence because, more so than anything else, your blood sugar affects your ability to concentrate over long periods of time.

Dips in your blood sugar not only lower intelligence and concentration, but they can also trigger aggressive behavior.

The number one most common cause of spikes and dips in blood sugar is the tremendous amount of refined carbs in our typical diets--things that we eat by the truckload like donuts, bagels, soda, snack chips, pasta, hamburger and hot dog rolls, cookies, cakes, pastries, white bread and breakfast cereals.

Foods like these cause a tidal wave of glucose flooding your bloodstream which stresses your pancreas to produce enough insulin to restore normal blood sugar levels. 

If this happens repeatedly, eventually your stressed-out pancreas can become “oversensitive” and release too much insulin.  At that point your blood sugar will come crashing down (and so will your ability to concentrate).

This can start a vicious cycle of spikes and dips in blood sugar, which not only affect you mentally but also set you up for developing Type 2 diabetes!

To help stop the sugar surges and support healthy functioning of your pancreas, it’s essential to eliminate as many refined carbs from your diet as you can, and concentrate on complex carbs instead—like whole grains, vegetables and legumes.

Not only will you help improve and stabilize your blood glucose levels, but you’ll also likely see some excess weight drop off without even trying! 

2) Get a variety of nutrients
The flip side of avoiding refined foods is, of course, eating nourishing foods!

Having a healthy diet of real foods (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, meats, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs and healthy fats) will help ensure that you’re taking in a good variety of nutrients that are essential to your brain’s ability to function, like B vitamins (especially folic acid, B12 and B6), Vitamin C and zinc. 

3) Supplement with brain-supportive nutrients
Much of our typical processed, refined food supply is seriously lacking in brain-crucial Omega-3 essential fatty acids

Omega-3 EFAs (especially Eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA, and Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA) are positively vital for proper brain function, especially in the areas of attention, the speed of brain processing and reading and writing. 

And VitalMega-3 fish oil formula can help make sure your brain has all the EPA and DHA it needs.

Just 2 capsules a day gives you 2,000 mg of pure, pharmaceutical-grade fish oil that includes 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA plus other helpful Omega-3 EFAs.

In addition, Vitamin B12 is a natural memory enhancer, so if you’re low on it, it can be impairing your ability to think and remember. 

And unfortunately, B12 deficiency is common, thanks to our heavy reliance on acid reducers (because stomach acid is needed for B12 absorption).  Also prone to deficiency are the elderly (who may have less stomach acid production) vegetarians (who don’t eat the animal foods that contain B12) and those who have had gastric surgery.

Supplementing with a B12 product like Hydroxaden 2.5 can help fill this critical need.

Hydroxaden 2.5 is sprayed under the tongue so the B12 can be absorbed through your mouth’s mucus membranes, and therefore any stomach acid issues can be easily bypassed. 

And it’s entirely suitable for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!
In addition to a helpful dose of B12, Hydroxaden 2.5 also gives you niacin (Vitamin B3), Vitamin B6 (another essential brain nutrient), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), plus a blend of pleasant-tasting, soothing, healthful herbs including ginseng (another natural memory enhancer), rosemary and blueberry. 

4) Challenge it
Challenging your brain really does make a difference in your mind’s functioning and your overall intelligence. 

Here are some ideas:
  • Make it a point to learn something new every single day. 
  • Take a class at your local college or enroll in an online class.
  • Do brain-teasers, puzzles, word searches and other mind games.
  • Read something other than the sports or comics in the newspaper, and books other than romance novels. 
  • Study a new language.  If you can’t attend classes, there are software packages like Rosetta Stone or others. 
  • Balance your checkbook without a calculator or software.
  • Memorize a favorite poem, song or verse.
  • It may not be for everyone, but the martial arts is tremendous for sharpening focus and mental discipline…plus you’ll be learning a skill that could save your life.
You’re getting smarter by the day!
Take the necessary steps to nourish your brain like it needs to be, and challenge it regularly.

Then see for yourself how smart YOU can be!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS:  Remember--our new multi-vitamin formula Super Core is coming soon!  Be on the lookout for this awesome new product!

2 comments:

  1. Great points here. People have to remember that your brain is an organ, a part of your body - if you take care of your body, your mind will be healthier, and work better.

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    1. We appreciate your feedback, Jordan! Our goal is to teach our clients how to achieve overall good health through diet and exercise as well as supplements if needed. Have a great day!

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