Chocolate, Running and Reflexology

what do Dark Chocolate, Running and Reflexology have in common?

 
Today scientists know that our brains grow new neurons, known as neurogenesis, especially in our short term memory center, the hippocampus.1 The rate in which we grow new neurons depends on our lifestyle choices including: 
 
Flavonoids 
Dark Chocolate and blueberries contain high levels of flavonoids, a nutrient group known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits.  Research now shows that flavonoids also increase neurogenisis.2
 
Running
Research has shown that aerobic activity helps the brain grow new neurons, but recent research on mice has shown that running brings the best benefits. 3
 
Stress and lack of sleep reduce the natural rate of neurogenesis.  This is why reflexology can be so important for our brain health.  Reflexology reduces stress and can promote better sleep4
 
To learn more about how you can protect your brain and memory, your are invited to hear the lecture: “What to do Today so You Can Remember Tomorrow.” 
 
Oran has been a Reflexologist since 1995 and has worked with people with dementia since 2006. She is also a certified Validation Worker. Oran works at the Senior Day Care Center in Kfar Saba where she teaches memory games in the dementia wing.  Oran developed and teaches Hand -on-Dementia, a workshop based on the principles of hand reflexology to medical staff and caregivers. Articles on Oran’s work have been published in Israel, England, Australia and the United States.
Oran also gives lectures on brain health. 
To arrange a lecture or workshop contact Oran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
 
 

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