Dr Oz: Guiness World Record Memory Holder
Your brain is only 2% of your body’s weight but it uses 20% of youy body’s energy. So how can you make your brain smart, healthier, and more efficient? He asked a two-time Guiness World Record Memory Holder, Dave Farrow. Dave said it’s all about the little things that are repeated over and over on a daily basis. He had a terrible memory growing up, suffering from ADHD and dyslexia. He learned memory techniques and brain hacks as way to overcome his own challenges.
Dr Oz: Inner Fire Meditation
Even scientists have been mystified by Tibetan monks, who can turn wet towels dry, just by using their body heat, even in freezing temperatures. The techniques is called Inner Fire Meditation and practitioners claim to be able to raise their body temperature to nearly 101 degrees.
To see if it would really work, Dr Oz used infrared cameras to track two staff members who practice Inner Fire Meditation. Would they be able to raise their body temperatures? Diane was able to do it by three and a half degrees, while Eric was able to increase his temperature by seven and a half degrees. Scientists believe the meditation changes you brain waves, therefore changing your body temperature.
Dr Oz: Meditation Technique
Dave then explained that your brain truly control your body, and then instructed that you sit cross legged, relax your hands, and focus on the core of your body. Breathe in and fill up your belly, taking three deep breaths without moving your chest muscles. Then, imagine a flame inside your body and every time you breathe, you’re enhancing that fire. It’s best to try this every day, even for just five minutes.
This meditation can help with insomnia and energy levels.
Dr Oz: Break Large Tasks Into Small Chunks
Think of your brain like a machine and break large tasks into small chunks. That helps Dave focus intently for a small period of time, working harder in intervals. His focus bursts are 5-6 minutes long, and his rests are the same duration. Most people will actually get more done that way, not ever running into a wall. Taking breaks allow chemicals in your brain to rebalance, keeping you efficient.
Dr Oz: Dance For Improved Brain Function
For his world record, Dave actually memorized 59 decks of cards all shuffled together, 3,068 cards, with perfect accuracy, after seeing it just once. He did that to inspire others because of how he started, explaining that he did it a little at a time, working with a half deck at a time, taking short breaks in between.
Lastly, you can perform a brain dance to hack your brain, by crossing your midline in a dance. For example, touch your left knee with your right hand, then your right shoulder with your left hand, and so on. Crossing over causes both sides of your brain to work together.
Dr Oz: Cool Your Drink In 3 Minutes
Speaking of hacks, to save you 15 minutes or more, Dr Oz found a few brilliant life hacks. First, to cool a warm drink in just three minutes, fill a pot with ice cold water and submerge the can in the ice water. Pour a cup of salt into the pot and then mix with a spoon. Three minutes later, remove the drink and it’ll be ice cold ready to drink!
Dr Oz: Cleaning With Lemon + Grating Butter
Next, to clean without toxins, you can use lemon and salt. Cut a lemon in half then cover the open half with as much salt as possible, then scrub until clean!
To thaw your butter, making it ready to eat, you can use a cheese grater and grate the butter right into your dish.
Dr Oz: Healthy 100 Calorie Snacks
Then, before the end of his show, Dr Oz shared filling 100-calorie snacks. Cottage cheese with blueberries contains 11 grams of protein and is rich in vitamin C. Also, a slice of turkey with a slice of Swiss cheese for 4 grams of protein and 220 milligrams of calcium. Third, a rice cake with almond butter, which is high in fiber, iron and vitamin C, for just 100 calories!