The most important factors for nourishing your brain and promoting health and longevity are proper diet and exercise. These provide maximum benefit when tailored specifically to your constitution.
Start taking care of yourself today and everyday.
Stay active mentally with such activities as reading, playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, and writing.
Stay active physically with plenty of exercise, such as walking, sports and recreation, and swimming.
- Eat a wide variety of green vegetables and include milk products in your diet. (If you are vegetarian, only milk contains significant levels of vitamin B12, which is absolutely essential for proper nervous system functioning.)
- Check your vitamin B levels (especially vitamin B12) if you are feeling mentally weak and experiencing memory loss.
- Have plenty of anti-oxidants in your diet. Free radicals and oxidative stress are major factors in premature aging of the system. Include plenty of fresh, organic fruits and green vegetables in your diet.
- Include high quality oils sautéed with spices in your diet. Majja is the Ayurveda name for nervous system tissue. Majja tissue is most nourished by oils especially ghee. This is logical as the brain is over 50% fat in composition. Maharishi Ayurveda recommends sautéing spices into your cooking oils to make them the most active in the body and help them nourish the nervous system tissue. Black pepper has the most profound effect among the spices in helping oils get past the blood brain barrier and nourish the brain. Organic ghee and olive oil are best for cooking.
Maharishi Amrit Kalash is an herbal supplement that has been shown in laboratory testing to be a more potent free radical scavenger than Vitamin A, C or E.