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Gingko Biloba & Brain Nutrition
Will taking Gingko Biloba help me
Vickram G followed up his first question (see Super
Breathing Exercises and Intelligence Question) with another
From: vickram g
Sent: 01 March 2004
Hi it is vick
I would first of all like to
thank you for the information you sent me, it was very
helpful. The question which I have is, should I use Ginko
Biloba? It is one of those herbal things which helps with
memory. I want to know if it works and if it is harmful.
The reason I am asking is because I take college courses
and a lot of memorization of terms and concepts is
required, and I have a hard time remembering such things.
Once again I would like to thank you very much for the
helpful information you sent me in your previous
Here is my reply:
Gingko Biloba is a valuable herb to take. It has also been
declared very safe with only minor and reversible side-affects
such as nausea if taken to excess.
The only exception to this is if you have a known bleeding
disorder, a history of hemorrhagic stroke, or are taking
medications for heart diseaese - in this instance it is advised
that you consult your doctor before taking Gingko Biloba.
While studying, one of the most important things is to
maintain stable blood sugar. High blood sugar or low blood
sugar will affect your moods, alertness and ability to
Foods that are high in the glycemic index are likely to give
you high blood sugar, followed by low blood sugar - a sudden
rush or peak of energy followed quickly by lack of energy...
the ideal diet to follow is epitomsed by the Zone Diet ... you
can get information about this at http://www.drsears.com or
A great book to refer to dealing with brain
diet and brain nutrition is: YOUR MIRACLE
BRAIN by Jean Carper.
In it she recommends these ten ways to feed your brain what it
1. Make fruit and vegetables the major part of your
2. Eat poultry without skin, or lean meats.
3. Eat dried beans - legumes of all kinds, including
4. Eat nuts, notably walnuts and almonds.
5. Eat fatty fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel etc)
6. Restrict Omega-6 fats (especially corn oil),
hydrogenatedvegetable oils, and trans fatty acids.
7. Restrict sugar and sodium.
8. Restrict processed foods.
9. Take vitamin-mineral supplements.
10. Take fish oil capsules, especially if you don't eat
fish several times a week.
She also recommends the memory revitaliser b-vitamin...folic
acid taken in association with Vit B12... and she says to take
Vit B6 as a memory loss antidote.
Further to this, I hope you are using mind maps as a form of
note taking and revision for your studies as they are valuable
memory triggers. I have found great benefit to my memory in
using a mind machine (light and sound machine)... which greatly
enhances visual memory at least.
I hope the above is of some help to you, Vick, and I wish
you every success with your studies.
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