Dr Oz: Luminosity Brain Training Review
Dr Oz showed us how to know Diabetes & Cancer symptoms, and how to act FAST for Strokes. But there’s always something more to learn, and Dr Oz said he’s constantly hearing from fans and viewers who complain about memory problems.
Lori Ann from the audience volunteered to help out with some memory tests on Dr Oz’s show. She said she can never remember her keys, her phone number, or even where she parked her car. She tried to take Ginkgo Biloba, but she couldn’t remember to take it each day.
Dr Oz Brain Games
Dr Oz said that the two components of memory are storage and retrieval. He showed Lori Ann and the audience some photographs. I’m not sure what the first picture was, but Dr Oz said it was popcorn. He asked her how many pieces of popcorn were in the picture.
Lori Ann guessed there were 30 pieces, but the correct answer was 20. I guess I see it now, but I might need a vision test, because I thought the popcorn kernels looked like rabbits or sheep.
The second picture featured a bunch of alarm clocks, and Dr Oz asked what time was on the clock with the red face. Lori Ann and I had no idea, but the answer was 8 p.m. he said you can train your brain to store these types of details.
Dr Oz: Memory Retrieval Test
Dr Oz gave Lori Ann a memory retrieval test to try out. He had her write the alphabet backwards on a legal pad. She admitted she had to think about it forwards in trying to come up with it in reverse.
Since she has trouble with both memory storage and memory retrieval, Dr Oz had several different solutions she can try.
Dr Oz Memory Problems: Using Too Much Technology
Why are we losing our memories? Computers are one reason that’s to blame. We expect them to store and retain everything, and studies have proven that frequent computer usage affects your own memory.
Dr Oz: Lumosity Brain Training App for iPhone
He recommended finding apps such as the Lumosity Brain Trainer, which has games you can use to sharpen your memory skills. He said that some of these games are on his website as well.
Dr Oz Green Drink Recipe for Memory
Lori Ann said her mom started menopause at a young age, and Dr Oz explained that hormonal changes can drain your memory as well. He recommended mixing up a batch of his Green Drink Recipe for your health.
- 2 cups Spinach
- 2 cups Cucumber
- 1 head Celery
- 1 teaspoon Ginger Root
- 1 bunch Parsley
- 2 Apples
- 1 Lime
- 1/2 Lemon
- Combine ingredients using a food processor or blender.
- Serve chilled.
Dr Oz: Weight Gain Causes Memory Problems
Another woman, Kim, said she has exhaustion as well as memory problems. She manages a supermarket and is constantly running all over the place at work. When prompted, she admitted that she’d also gained at least 10 pounds over the last five years.
Dr Oz said this could also be related to memory storage and memory retrieval issues. Weight gain can actually have a negative impact on memory. That’s insane; who would’ve ever imagined that?
His solution was to set a goal of losing about five pounds by cutting out a sugary drink or snack from your daily routine. Losing even a small amount of weight can have a big effect on your memory.