“Regain Your Brain” series

I truly enjoyed the first episode of the series “Regain Your Brain,” which was authored and hosted by Peggy Sarlin. This series have 12 episodes, and it is the second after the “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” series. They were both produced by Lee Euler. This episode will help us start our plan for protecting and saving our brains.

You may tune in to the next eleven episodes starting tomorrow, which will only be available for 24 hours (each episode). However, a copy of the episodes and other freebies are available on their website.

Here are some things which I’ve got from the first episode:

  • Brain plaques or beta-amyloids are not the cause of Alzheimer’s, but they are our body’s way of protecting it (antimicrobial effect)
  • Drug prescriptions for Alzheimer’s don’t work because they want to remove brain plaques
  • Half the people with dementia don’t have brain plaques
  • Personalized medicine is helpful in treating Alzheimer’s
  • There are many things/factors that give you dementia or memory loss
  • MOLDS are the cause of Alzheimer’s (inhalational Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Lyme disease and other infections (parasitic, cold sores, herpes, etc.) can cause Alzheimer’s
  • Alzheimer’s is actually type 3 diabetes (so watch your blood sugar)
  • To amplify the growth of new brain cells (Neuroplasticity), focus on amplifying the BDNF (growth hormone of the brain)
  • Hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and pregnenolone, play an important role in preventing Alzheimer’s
  • Energy (light) can change brain structure
  • Music can be used as a therapy; it worked on autistic children
  • BRAIN EXERCISES are very important. We should have new learning everyday to stretch our brains
  • Regarding genetics—having bad genes is not a death sentence
  • RESTORATIVE SLEEP is also very important. We must make sure to have 6.5-8 hours of sleep everyday to have several cycles of REM sleep.
  • Knowing our “circadian rhythm” will help us get better sleep

Additional from an article by Lee Euler:

“Estradiol hormone protects middle-aged women from Alzheimer’s.”

“Shrink the Risk of Alzheimer’s”

“One of the most important measures is to keep your weight down. Research shows that fat around the belly increases the danger of developing Alzheimer’s.4 And the scientists in Germany who examined how menopausal reductions in estradiol threaten a woman’s brain also noted that visceral fat around the waist does the same thing.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. A study in Ireland (along with plenty of other research) shows these foods help preserve your cognitive health.5

Plus – here’s my broken-record speech: Get plenty of sleep6 and daily exercise7 to keep your brain in good shape. All of these lifestyle factors boost your odds of keeping your wits about you.” – LEE EULER

Thank you, Mr. Euler, for producing and sharing this series! 🙂

* Euler’s sources include the following references:


1 https://www.alz.org/aaic/releases_2019/tuesSexDifferences-jul16.asp
2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31225892
3 https://www.alz.org/aaic/releases_2019/tuesSexDifferences-jul16.asp
4 https://www.nhs.uk/news/neurology/body-fat-linked-to-alzheimers/
5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30842290
6 https://www.nih.gov/news-events/lack-sleep-may-be-linked-risk-factor-alzheimers-disease
7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20831630

Banana Peel Tea for Better Sleep

Chamomile is known to be the tea for a good-night sleep. But would you believe that banana peel can also be brewed for the same purpose? You could brew your banana peel instead of putting it in a trash bin, and you now have an alternative to chamomile tea! (Remember to wash the peels properly before brewing. Use of organic bananas is also recommended by Eliza Savage, RD.)

Bananas are full of nutrients which are responsible for one’s good-night sleep, and it is also rich in potassium and magnesium—which are natural muscle relaxants. It also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is a precursor to melatonin (a sleep hormone) and to serotonin (a neurotransmitter which contributes to feelings of happiness and well-being).

Just put the banana peels in a sauce pan. Add enough water and make sure that the peels are submerged in it. You may add banana flesh to add more flavor to your brew. Let the water boil then reduce the heat and let the it brew for ten (10) minutes. Remove the banana peels and transfer the tea to your mug. You’re now ready to enjoy your good-night-sleep tea!

So, next time you need to sleep better, try brewing a banana peel tea. Or you may just eat a banana as a dessert or a midnight snack. This is a cheaper alternative to a box of chamomile tea.