Dr Oz: Memory Loss & How To Keep Your Brain Young

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Dr Oz: Memory Loss & How To Keep Your Brain Young

By on November 8, 2010

Dr Oz played a game called Unlock The Secret to teach us about Memory Loss and how to keep our brain young.  Try to answer Doctor Oz’s questions below before reading the answers, and lets see how well everyone does! Dr Oz Brain Health

Dr Oz: How To Keep Your Brain Young

1.  Which Part of an Egg Helps Keep Your Brain Young? Egg Whites or Egg Yolks?

Dr Oz said that egg yolks help to keep your brain young because they have choline in them, which are the building block found in every cell and it helps to boost your memory.

2.  Which Activity Keeps Your Brain Young: Driving a New Route? Or Memorizing the Fastest Route?

Dr Oz said that by learning a new route to the grocery store, you challenge your brain and it improves your memory.  A study found that taxi drivers had more brain matter because they are always coming up with new routes.

3.  Which Vitamin Supplement Helps Keep Your Brain Young: Vitamin B12 or Calcium?

Dr Oz said that Vitamin B12 helps to keep your brain young and may even protect against Alzheimer’s Disease.  As you grow older, you have to increase you Vitamin B12, especially since most people do not eat enough of it in their diet.

4.  What Food is Highest in Choline: Milk, Spinach or Red Wine?

Dr Oz said that milk is higher in choline than spinach or red wine.  So milk is good for your brain — not just for your bones!

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Comments to Dr Oz: Memory Loss & How To Keep Your Brain Young

  1. How much vitamin B-12? What about people who can’t drink milk?

  2. FORGETTING YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT SOMEONE WHO DIED. ONLY FEW DAYS AFTER AND THINKING A LOT ABOUT IT I REMEMBERD. IS IT POSSIBEL TO BE ALZEIMER?
    IT HAPPEN 3 TIMES.

  3. Hello Karen! Since you can’t drink milk, you might want to read the recap of this segment where Dr Oz spoke about foods that are rich in B Vitamins (though he was not just talking about B12 in this case): http://www.wellbuzz.com/dr-ozs-advice/dr-oz-the-8-vitamin-bs-b1-b2-b3-b5-b6-b7-b9-b12/. Also, Dr Oz did not mention how much vitamin B-12 to take, but I read this on Dr Andrew Weil’s website:

    “According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the average daily U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for people age 14 and older is 2.4 mcg; for adult and adolescent pregnant females, 2.6 mcg; and for adult and adolescent lactating females, 2.8mcg. People over 50 years of age should consume vitamin B12-fortified foods, or take a vitamin B12 supplement – 25-100 mcg per day has been used to maintain vitamin B12 levels in older people. Dr. Weil recommends taking 50 mcg as part of a B-Complex that contains a full spectrum of B vitamins, including biotin, thiamine, B12, riboflavin and niacin.”

  4. Carla, since I am not a doctor, I really have no idea how often you have to forget things before it can be considered Alzheimer’s. Have you spoken to your doctor about it though? There are some tests that can be done. Here is a recap of the Dr Oz segment where he spoke about Alzheimer’s Disease tests: http://www.wellbuzz.com/dr-ozs-advice/dr-oz-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-disease-tests-pet-scans-spinal-fluid-test/

  5. You can always tell an expert! Thanks for coinrtbuting.

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