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Sugar's Impact on Your Brain

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: What's that sweetened beverage doing to your brain?
Air Date: 8/4/17
Duration: 24:48
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: David Foreman, RPh
David Foreman copyDavid Foreman, RPh, is a pharmacist, author and media personality known to consumers nationwide as, "The Herbal Pharmacist.”

Well versed on the healing powers of herbs, vitamins and other natural supplements and how they interact with pharmaceutical drugs, Foreman’s career as a registered pharmacist gives him the foundation to now impart his expertise in physiology, pharmacology and integrative medicine to educate consumers on cutting edge approaches to natural health and healing. His shift from traditional pharmacist to herbal pharmacist was based on his belief that education is the key to understanding that natural health plays a vital role in mainstream medicine and he has dedicated his entire career to educating consumers about the benefits and power behind natural herbs, supplements and functional foods.

Foreman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, currently serves on Organic & Natural Health Association’s Scientific Advisory Board and is author of 4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease.
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/TheHerbalPharmacist
  • Guest Twitter Account: @herbalrph
Sugar's Impact on Your Brain
Do you make a coffee shop run in the afternoon? Grab a soda from the office fridge as a little pick-me-up? Most people gravitate to sugary drinks during the day when they need mental focus.

Recent research from Boston University School of Medicine proves the theory that excess sugar may cause damage to the brain, particularly the fructose found in sweetened drinks.

One sugary drink per day can age your brain. Two sugary drinks per day can age your brain four years. Three or more sugary drinks per day can age your brain’s memory focus by 11 years.

Even more frightening, diet beverages increase your risk of developing dementia or having a stroke threefold. Don’t be fooled by claims of natural sweeteners. You must read the label to be sure you’re drinking what you think.

ABCDs for Staying Sharp Without Sugar

  • A - Avocados are loaded with key nutrients that feed your brain.
  • B - Berries protect your brain from inflammation and improve circulation.
  • C - Cognium is a supplement that energizes the brain and behaves as an antioxidant.
  • D - Dark chocolate aids reaction time, attention span and memory. It also lowers the risk of dementia.
Listen as David Foreman, RPh joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss how sugar affects the brain and alternatives for giving your brain a boost.

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