Category Archives: Clear Mind

Lecithin, Choline-Inositol, Cognitive Protection

Options for cognitive recovery/protection with choline via phosopholipid complex.

Number crunching, yes I did make a spreadsheet for costs.

As you will see, this is easily one of my most expensive supplements, but I have found a lot of justification to keep using it:

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from Chris Kresser New Hope that Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented—and Even Cured

Quote: “However, there is a large window of opportunity—about a decade of SCI (subjective cognitive impairment), when people note cognitive changes yet still score normally on cognitive tests; then often several years of MCI (mild cognitive impairment), when cognitive testing shows abnormalities, yet people are still capable of doing ADLs (activities of daily living); then early in the course of full-blown Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, it is important to seek evaluation and treatment as early as possible.”

Folks, this is what I’m after.

Here is the link to to Chris’ article.

Cognition improvement project

Number crunching for the supplements nerds.  Here is a cognition improvement project! Continue reading

Depression treatment

The Rwandan prescription for Depression: Sun, drum, dance, community.

“We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave. They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better, there was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again, there was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy, there was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again. Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.” ~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.

dance community

From The Moth podcast, Notes on an Exorcism.

Found on underthebluedoor

Pre-biotic bedtime ritual

Another of my current practices, to take with my probiotic before bedtime. Any questions? (How does your gut garden grow?)

memory tea


I was inspired by THIS MEMORY TEA, which you can purchase at the link. It’s $10.99 for 8 oz.  ($22 per pound)

What I learned: At my local store The Wedge Co-Op they have almost all the ingredients to make this tea blend.


For a price comparison, there is a local company that makes a Blueberry Tea (also sold in bulk at The Wedge) which is based on Rooibos with blueberries and I think the one ingredient from the Memory Tea that it includes was the bilberries (but not bilberry leaf). This tea was ~$45 per pound!  So, I guess Rooibos tends to be more expensive. So, I have to skip that and go for making my own or buying on (link above).

Re: Memory:

I’m sticking with another month of the brain supplement I’m taking (Seeking Health Optimal PC).  I might do the next 3 months of that so that when I go into my doctor I can report and perhaps we will try a cheaper lecithin or other PC product. I saw a sunflower lecithin around here somewhere…

B6 capsules on Amazon

Pricing out B6 capsules:

B6 stand alone capsules in P-5-P form

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Happiness is rhythm.

Happiness Exercises

My hubby sent me a link to this funny, entertaining TEDx talk by Shawn Achor.  It’s so good, I recommend you watch it.  12 minutes long. C’mon, guys!  14 million people can’t be wrong. Continue reading

Life Upgrade: 5 Before 11

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Here’s a tip worth at least $400,000, on how to be more productive.  This article is a quick read and distills down one of the core concepts from one of my favorite books, The 7 Minute Solution: Creating a Life with Meaning 7 Minutes at a Time by Allyson Lewis, about working effectively, on what matters most. Continue reading