The FDA recently approved a new – and pricey – drug (Aduhelm) to treat Alzheimer’s. But there’s an inexpensive supplement found at health-food stores that can stave off the effects of the disease and other brain disorders, with no side effects! Researchers at Canada’s McGiill University found that micro doses of lithium (400 times lower than commonly prescribed for mood disorders) can stop the buildup of brain plaques that trigger Alzheimer’s, plus restore some lost brain function. I recommend 20 to 80 mg of lithium orotate daily, distributed throughout the day.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.