FIND YOUR FOCUS
…and your keys, your bag, your dog! ‘Many women talk about “brain fog” and how they go upstairs and then can’t remember why, or read a page in a book and can’t remember any of it,’ says Dr Marilyn Glenville. ‘But research shows that brain fog and memory changes equalise and return to premenopausal levels after the menopause.’ Good news, but what do we do now?
THE ANSWER? Eating a Mediterranean diet is linked to a reduced incidence of cognitive decline. So eat more fresh fruit and veg, olive oil and oily fish. GOOD MOVE? Take omega 3s to protect against memory loss, B vitamins to help prevent brain shrinkage, and L-carnitine, which helps increase brain receptors. Try NHP Omega 3 Support, £29.77 for 60 capsules, and Brain and Memory Support, £34.78 for 60 capsules (both naturalhealth practice.com).