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Damaging Brain-Draining Drinks

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Recent research suggests that consuming more than two sugary drinks per day is associated with 2-11 years of accelerated aging of the brain, also affecting memory.
Air Date: 10/27/17
Duration: 24:48
Guest Bio: David Foreman, aka "The Herbal Pharmacist"
David-ForemanDavid Foreman, aka "The Herbal Pharmacist," shifted from traditional pharmacist to herbal pharmacist because he realized the vital role natural medicine plays in all health outcomes.

David’s focus is to use all forms of media to educate on the benefits of herbs, vitamins, healthy lifestyle choices and the role they play in health.

He is currently a part of the Scientific Advisory Board for Organic & Natural Health Association. His 4 Pillars of Health have helped thousands achieve the health they seek.
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/TheHerbalPharmacist
  • Guest Twitter Account: @herbalrph
Damaging Brain-Draining Drinks
Research recently published from Boston University School of Medicine the Framingham Heart Study proves the theory that excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sports drinks, flavored coffee drinks, sweet tea, fruit juices and sodas -- might cause significant damage to the brain.

The study found that more than two drinks per day were associated with 2-11 years of accelerated aging of the brain, also affecting memory. 

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Swapping out for diet drinks did not improve study results and actually found that artificial sweeteners cause even more extensive brain damage, leading to early onset of degenerative diseases like dementia.

The Herbal Pharmacist, David Foreman says most people gravitate to sugar and sugary drinks at times during the day when they feel they need to stay mentally focused or energized, but he says there are other ways we can drive energy to the brain that doesn’t shock it with sugar. Because our brain uses about 20 percent of our body’s energy, Foreman says we need to feed it the right nutrients at the right times to maintain focus, concentration and memory throughout the day and also for long-term brain health.

Foreman joins host Lisa Davis to A-B-C-D’s of best nutrients that can help feed the brain while helping halt bad sugar habits.

Avocados
Blueberries
Cera-Q (thread from silkworm cocoons)
Dark chocolate with walnuts.

Foreman also discusses how to naturally recharge the brain with meditation, melatonin and lavender.

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