I recently mentioned that I’ve been on a healthier diet again. I thought I would write a little bit more about improving my health. It’s a little bit off-topic, but since we’re talking about fitness and nutrition in the forum, I thought it might be interesting. Read more
This post isn’t directly about memory techniques, but I mentioned in the forum that I’ve switched back to a strict way of eating, so I thought I would write about it here in the blog. I am not an expert on nutrition, and I do not make any recommendations — in this post I’m only sharing my own self-experiments. Some of my previous food experiments can be found here and here.
I’m always looking for new information and ideas about food, so feel free to leave comments below. Read more
My life has been a bit crazy for a while. I had some health problems and went to a doctor who told me that my bad cholesterol and triglycerides were too high, and that if I didn’t lower them I might have to go on medication. This isn’t really a surprise, considering that there isn’t much cheap, healthy food available in Vienna, and I’ve been eating complete junk. Read more
If you drink caffeine, check out the Lifehacker article, What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain.
The article suggests that caffeine doesn’t actually give you a boost, but just stops the brain from inhibiting other stimulants like dopamine and glutamate: Read more
I’m still trying to figure out an ideal diet for the brain. I’m guessing that it’s probably similar to an ideal diet for any other part of the body.
At the moment, I think my current diet is fairly good. For breakfast, I have oatmeal with dried fruits and nuts, including prunes “dried plums” which have very high levels of antioxidants [PDF]. I also have a small glass of carrot juice. Read more
This is sure to be a controversial video. I am addicted to caffeine, and have a couple of beers sometimes, but I don’t touch anything else. I would have trouble believing that marijuana is good for increasing memory. Interesting video though, and I bet the professor is popular with students. Read more
I looked around for information on food that helps to improve brain function and memory. It’s difficult to get accurate information on nutrition from the Internet.
It looks like many of the articles on diet and brain function are using the same sources. The common theme of all the articles is basically just to eat well: