8 Ways To Recharge Your Brain Cells



Some scientists say we start losing our memory and other cognitive abilities as early as our 20’s; although we don’t notice it until decades later.

A healthy diet and the right food and supplements can help to ensure our brain keeps on ‘keeping on’.

Here are 8 tips to help stop the lose of those important brain cells.

  1. Exercise by stretching the mind. Studies show that leisure physical activity 5 times a week for about 30 minutes or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise 3 times a week will result in better working memory capacity.
  2. Go for Green Power. People with low B vitamins tend to have higher homocysteine which is now linked to cognitive impairment. So increase your B vitamins with green leafy vegetables, add a B vitamin supplement or use a green protein powder in your smoothie.
  3. Fight off free radicals. The brain has a high metabolic activity since it is working to control our body constantly. Free radicals damage our brain cells and all the cells of our organs. These free radicals are a part of our normal body processes; they also increase due to our environment and our eating habits. Increase intake of Vitamin C and E. Add more vegetables and fruits, high in antioxidants to your diet.
  4. Promote mental stamina. Acetyl-L-carnitine promotes energy to nerve cells. Bacopa monneri, an herb from India, has been found to wake up cells by improving cognitive abilities, memory and concentration.
  5. Spice up your life. Curcumin, found in your kitchen spice rack, like turmeric and curry are potent antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory and pain decreasing compounds. These spices also lowers incidence of plaque growth found in brains of Alzheimer’s patients.1
  6. Feed your nerve cells. There are several compounds to help with stress response, improve mental function and increase blood flow to brain cells. Find Phosphatidylserine (PS) and CDP-choline, both products have demonstrated helping with mild to moderate dementia, cerebrovascular disorders and Alzheimer’s patients.
  7. Start popping the blueberries. According to Gary Null, blueberries, blackberries etc. work by crossing the brain barrier to counteract oxidative stress.2
  8. Thyroid Hormone production declines with age. Many hormone deficiencies cause forgetfulness, especially during menopause, or low thyroid function. Get your level checked with your doctor.All of these suggestions can recharge your brain. Help preserve brain functions and decrease all that fuzzy and foggy thinking.


1.The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods by James Duke  PhD, Rodale Inc. 2008

2. Ultimate Anti-aging Program by Gary Null PhD


Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist , is a  Natural Health Consultant  helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses. Contact her at [email protected]



Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.