Merriwether's World! #42 – Foraging For Brain Health





As you get older your brain starts to develop issues, especially for menopausal women. Thankfully, there’s a lot of plants and mushrooms out there that help …

1 Comment

  1. Episode #42 12/18/2019
    http://www.foragingtexas.com plants, classes, links

    Disclosure – I earn money when you buy from the following:
    My book, Idiot’s Guide Foraging
    https://amzn.to/3aSJHPg

    Uncommon Bees
    https://www.uncommonbees.com/
    Use coupon code “forkingweeds” for 10% discount all the time and 20% 8pm-9:30pm Thursday nights during my show.

    Wazoo Foraging Bandana
    https://wazoosurvivalgear.com/products/foraging-bandana?aff=foragetx

    HERBS
    https://www.facebook.com/plantmedicineisbest/
    Use coupon code “forkingweeds” for 15% of during show until midnight Thursdays

    Shop Foraging Texas
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/foragingtexas

    Foraging Texas T-shirts and more
    https://www.cafepress.com/foragingtexas

    Merriwether’s Wishlist
    https://amzn.to/2DUnDUz

    Foraging For Brain Health
    What Menopause Does to Women’s Brains
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/11/menopause-alzheimers/601642/?fbclid=IwAR1hKh83b3SjJwo14zMVMX9Bit1BVRLSfdPEUvs6hSItd6nyxbWmOcrkL_o
    2/3 of Alzheimer’s patients are women.
    Link between estrogen reduction and Alzheimer’s
    Mental issues begin during premenopause biological changes.
    Increasing estrogen after menopause has little effect. Must be done during premenopause.
    Health risks with standard estrogen replacement therapies.

    Neuroprotective Herbs and Active Constituents
    Approaches to Preventing Degenerative Diseases
    http://www.itmonline.org/arts/neuro.htm
    Antioxidants
    Coffee (One unit of coffee and tea (3 cups/day for 10
    years) would lead to a 22% and 28% risk reduction of PD)
    Skullcap root (Scutellaria baicalensis): reduces inflammation of damaged brain cells (concussions, trauma, stroke)
    Ginseng

    Neuroprotective Herbs and Foods from Different Traditional Medicines and Diets
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6263339/
    Ginkgo: https://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/09/ginkgo.html
    Turmeric root
    Skullcap
    Grape skins (Resveratrol, red wine & tomatoes, but large doses of Resveratrol can increase cancer risk)
    Sage (Salvia officinalis) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318325/
    Coffee

    Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318325/

    Neuroprotective potential of phytochemicals
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459459/?repo
    Ephedra: https://www.foragingtexas.com/2012/07/ephedra.html and Sida/Wireweed https://www.foragingtexas.com/2011/09/wireweed.html
    Fatty acids such as Omega-3 found in walnuts, pecans, and hickory nuts as well as the summertime weed purslane: https://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/purslanesedumstone-crop.html

    Lion’s Mane (Hericium) mushrooms
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=lion%27s+mane+mushroom
    https://www.foragingtexas.com/2012/05/hericium-mushrooms.html

    Walking on uneven terrain in healthy adults and the implications for people after stroke
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5845824/

    Interacting with Nature Improves Cognition and Affect for Individuals with Depression
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3393816/

    Changes in Psychological and Cognitive Outcomes after Green versus Suburban Walking: A Pilot Crossover Study.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31412602

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*