The Brain Health Programme - 6 weeks
Wednesday 23 January 2019, 18:30 - 20:00
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
If you are concerned about your risk of cognitive decline now or in the future, perhaps because you have experienced more common issues such as: brain fog, poor memory, anxiety, low mood, stress or a reduction in your ability to concentrate. Perhaps, you have a family member that has been diagnosed with dementia, then you might be interested in finding out more about the dietary and lifestyle choices you could adopt to support brain health and maintain healthy cognitive function
The Brain Health Programme is a nutrition and lifestyle programme. It has been designed to optimise brain health and cognitive function using a multi-modal nutrition and lifestyle approach.
You will attend weekly meetings for 6 consecutive weeks. Each workshop lasts for an hour and a half. Groups are kept deliberately small. We will cover topics that have all been shown in research as being important for brain health, including:
• Nutrition for brain health
• Optimising gut health
• Stress reduction
• Getting a good night’s sleep
• Brain training
Each workshop is designed to help you engage with every aspect of the programme and understand what you need to do to optimise brain function. The workshops include talks, activities and discussion to show you how to make and sustain, lifelong food and lifestyle choices to improve brain health.
Of course, we don’t just eat because we are hungry – being bored, upset, and the sight or smell of food can all cause us to eat, sometimes hijacking our good intentions and causing us to make poor food choices or to overeat. The Brain Health Programme will start you on the journey towards understanding and changing your relationship with food, with the goal of helping you make long-term, sustainable behaviour changes.
Even if it is unintentional, we can all be guilty of doing things which may damage our brain, for example, we consume too much sugar and refined carbohydrates and neglect the consumption of essential fats such as oily fish, nuts, seeds, and foods like avocado.
In addition, we get inadequate sleep, experience high levels of chronic stress coping with 21st century living, and on top of that we frequently don’t get sufficient amounts of daily physical activity or daylight.
It is important to remember that our brain is an organ that is in some way connected to everything else that is happening in our body. Many of us do not connect how we feel with what we eat, how much we relax and sleep, how much we exercise, or how much time we make for friends and social activities. Once these connections are made, we can change our approach to these important factors and to the daily food and lifestyle choices we make.
What happens if…. The brain is resilient, it can recover and heal when given the right conditions.
Contact Tel: Call Rosemary on 01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884
Down to Earth Health
39 Tower Street
01750 778 704