The topic of mental health has become increasingly popular over the last decade, and to no one's surprise. Today's world, one of incredible convenience, overwhelming stress, rapid information sharing (and not always the good kind), and more, has influenced a widespread surge in negative states of mental wellbeing and overall brain health.
What is a healthy brain?
"Brain health is the preservation of optimal brain integrity and mental and cognitive function and the absence of overt neurological disorders" 
Not only does maintaining a healthy brain help to promote happiness and mental clarity, but it also directly influences an individual's risk for neurological diseases. According to a 2017 study by the Global Burden of Disease , the "Top 3" neurological disorders in the U.S. alone were shown to be Stroke, Dementia/Alzheimer's, and Migraine.
Below are some of the key risk factors that can impact cognitive health:
- Nutrient Deficiencies
- Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
- Gastrointestinal Infections
- Neurotransmitter Imbalances
The good news is that this same data has also identified (and heavily emphasized) the many methods of prevention, and why starting early is the right move.
1. Proper Nutrition
The brain is directly impacted by the foods you eat and what you put inside of your body. Making sure to stay hydrated, eat a healthy diet rich in a variety of nutritional foods, and limit the amount of 'toxins' you're exposed to (i.e., alcohol, chemicals, additives, etc.), will keep your body AND your noggin fully nourished.
2. Exercise the Mind
Crossword puzzles, sudoku, trivia... there are many fun ways to keep the mind active and further prevent the onset of cognitive decline. You've probably heard the phrase, "if you don't use it, you'll lost it". Just like the rest of the body, the brain is a muscle that needs consistent exercise in order to function properly. It's important to use it often, and even put it to the test with tough challenges, because 50 years from now you may with you had.
3. Add in Daily Supplements
Market data has shown a dramatic increase in the sales of Mood and Mental Health supplements as Cognitive Health has quickly grown to be a multi-million dollar category .
Did you know that the human brain is made up of about 60% fat? Many studies have identified the benefits of fish oil and Omega-3 fatty acids for depression, along with CBD for anxiety, and even Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for reducing oxidative stress and boosting cognitive energy.
Thankfully, Health in Harmony has created a potent blend of super antioxidants and powerful bioactives, designed to support optimal cognitive health. Doctor formulated with science-backed natural ingredients, Everyday Full Focus delivers the most powerful and effective nutrients so that you absorb all of the health benefitsAt the end of the day, a healthy brain will help you on your journey to living a healthy, happy life.