Brain Food

Now you know I just found out about the following Brain Foods while watching a segment of Impact Theory, hosted by Tom Bilyeu and his guest Jim Kwik. Fascinating would be a gross understatement. I love learning!   JIM KWIK

Brain Foods  You, your brain,  your memory.


Avocadosavocadohigh fat content, it’s important to note that these green powerhouses are packed with monosaturated fats or the “good” kind, keeping blood sugar levels steady and your skin glowing.


Blueberries blueberries-894839_960_720it’s one of the highest antioxidant-rich foods known to man, including vitamin C and vitamin K and fiber. Because of their high levels of gallic acid, blueberries are especially good at protecting our brains from degeneration and stress.


Broccoli broccoli

It’s one of the best brain foods out there. Thanks to its high levels of vitamin K and choline, it will help keep your memory sharp. 

It’s also loaded with vitamin C — in fact, just one cup provides you with 150 percent of your recommended daily intake. Its high-fiber levels mean that you’ll feel full quickly.



Coconut Oilcoconut-oil there’s almost nothing that coconut oil can’t help.

And when it comes to your brain, it’s full of benefits, too. Coconut oil works as a natural anti-inflammatory, suppressing cells responsible for inflammation. It can help with memory loss as you age and destroy bad bacteria that hangs out in your gut


Eggseggs-realistic_vector_eggs_154680Yolks contain large amounts of choline, which helps in fetal brain development for pregnant women. It also breaks down bethane, a chemical that produces hormones related to happiness. That’s right, eggs can make you happy!


Kale. Leafy Green VegetableskaleGreen, leafy vegetables are also loaded with vitamins A and K (just one cup of kale has more than 684 percent of your recommended daily serving!), which help fight inflammation and keep bones strong.


Salmon packedsalmon-brain-food with omega-3 fatty acids to help keep your brain running smoothly ­— goodbye, brain fog — and improve memory.

If you have kids, feeding them salmon can help prevent ADHD by improving their focus. And these same fatty acids can also help prevent cancer and kill tumors — not bad for a four-ounce serving of fish!


TurmericturmericTurmeric also helps boost antioxidant levels and keep your immune system healthy, while also improving your brain’s oxygen intake, keeping you alert and able to process information. 


WalnutswalnutsTheir high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals also improve mental alertness. The vitamin E in the nuts can also help ward off Alzheimer’s.


Chocolatechocolate at least 70 percent of cocoa. This ensures you’ll get your choco-fix and its brain benefits! Dark chocolate can actually be good for you! Chocolate is chockfull of flavonols, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They can also help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to both the brain and heart. 

  Find a complete list of “Brain Foods and their benefits  at  


Mom at Habanero Hots

Do the Caregivers”Really” Care?

Mom and CocoAfter nine months of blatant denial, our family had to face the facts that Mom’s disturbing and sometimes bizarre behavior was an illness, Alzheimer or Dementia, whatever. Mom was not the same and she was not getting any better. The fact is she was getting worse and we were not equipped to care for her anymore. The great care-givers we had coming to her home were not adequate and Mom was rushed to the hospital and a rehabilitation center.
This was not good. The “over medicated” babbling, incoherent person was totally not Mom. After watching her lay in bed day-in and day-out, we chose, with constant reassurance, Brookdale Kettleman Lane, Lodi, CA Alzheimer’s Care.Brookdale Kettleman Lane
Well that was less than three weeks ago. The first week everything seemed fine. Week two, when we entered the facility, we couldn’t find Mom. The caretakers couldn’t find Mom. The search began! “You go that way and we will go this way. We will find her”. They did in another room, sleeping in someone’s bed?
The Medication Nurse told me that she had seen “Luella” walking down the hall and she said she was tired so “I told her to go to her room”.
I had to grab the desk as not to fall from shock. I asked how she could tell a person that does not know where she is or who her son is, to go to “her room”. Isn’t this a “Memory Care Facility”?
When they brought Mom out of the room, she was wearing someone’s shoes. We had just bought her new shoes that are still lost? Everyone at Brookdale Kettleman Lane has the same story, “That’s what they do.  The residents wander into other resident’s rooms taking things.”Brookdale Kettleman Lane BEDROOM
Now, I had been glad I was sitting down when the Director told me that “the residents have gone into my office and taken my soda, pens, papers, etc.” Now my view may be clouded but from where you are sitting, can you see Negligent?
Well, at 5:34am this morning we received a call from Brookdale Kettleman Lane stating that Mom had fallen (where?) and appeared to have broken her leg and the ambulance was taking her to the hospital. They wanted to know where?
They are about 6 blocks from Lodi Memorial. Isn’t that one of the questions on the “Book-like” form that we filled out upon placing her in Brookdale Kettleman Lane?Brookdale Kettleman Lane PIANO
Mom is one month shy of her 94th birthday and she has fallen and she is surely not feeling GREAT. Where would you take your Mom?
Now I can focus and I see “Indifference”. Yes, I know the pain is a little stronger for me.
Brookdale Kettleman Lane portrayed their facility and staff as the “All and ALL” for Memory care but when “I” called the facility (11 am) to inquire about what happened to Mom, I was presented with so much “rhetoric” and excuses about how they CAN NOT provide(State License) care that may have prevented this situation. The Director had NO IDEA THAT ANYTHING HAD HAPPENED?Brookdale Kettleman Lane 2
Now it is time for us to PRAY that Mom makes it through this ordeal and for me to make sure another’s’ “LOVED ONE” does not meet the same fate. Mom broke her hip in an “un-witnessed event” at Brookdale Kettleman Lane.
Mom will have surgery today.
The doctor advised us of the anesthesia side effects for Mom since she is “so frail.”2015-07-26 14.42.28

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