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What To Eat To Boost Your Memory

Being aware of the nutritional value of the foods we eat is obviously essential to a healthy body. Eating the right combination of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats works towards keeping muscles strong and organs functioning the way nature intended.What To Eat To Boost Your Memory

What to eat to boost your memory. Our minds are no different and eating foods rich in certain nutrients can help alleviate brain fog and boost our memories back to the place they were when we were younger. It only seems natural that since most of our body is fueled by the healthiest of foods, feeding our minds the same way follows suit.

What To Eat To Boost Your Memory

There has been extensive research done into studying the effects of certain minerals and vitamins in relation to brain function. It’s common sense that sugar although a temporary stimulant quickly loses it’s luster and although we might feel very vibrant and alive after eating a candy bar, within an hour or two our bodies have become sluggish and less responsive. Our minds and therefore our memories would feel the same high and crashing low if fed a diet of sweets.

Eating sensible is important for boosting your memory. Foods that are rich in antioxidants are said to work in helping memory function. The benefits of antioxidants are often associated with fighting cancer and playing a positive role in certain diseases of the heart. Now with the knowledge that they also work towards improved memory function, having them as a staple in the daily diet seems natural. Some examples of foods readily available that are high in antioxidants include carrots and certain kinds of nuts. Green tea is also an excellent source of antioxidants and its benefits reach well beyond boosting the memory.

What to eat to boost your memory. Another product that helps with memory function is soy. Eating foods like tofu will provide benefits that help improve memory. Another great source of soy is the soy milks that are available in most food markets. Many are flavored and the taste although not exactly the same as cow’s milk is considered appealing to many people. Soy also offers many other benefits to the body and knowing that it can help with boosting your memory is good stimulation for trying it and possibly making it a regular part of your diet.

Most people use oil in some form for cooking and if choosing a specific type of oil can boost your memory it would seem sensible to incorporate it into your everyday cooking. Olive oil is a healthy choice for many reasons including its effects on memory function. Using it to cook or within salad dressing is a healthy way to work towards having less brain cloudiness and improved memory clarity. It’s another step towards feeling confident that you are doing everything you can to ensure that your memory stays sharp.

Adjusting one’s diet to balance the effects of memory loss seems a perfect solution. With just a small change in the consumption of certain foods anyone can feel as though they are not only eating healthier but also improving their memory.

Is this helpful for learning more about what to eat to boost your memory? If so, please comment below.

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Shaklee grant program offers new support for brain health research

shaklee grant programShaklee has announced the creation of the new Shaklee Grant Program for Brain Health Research.

Roger and the Shaklee Family were challenged by Maria Shriver at Shaklee Live in Long Beach to impact 1,000,000 minds with our newest innovation – MindWorks™. And we accepted the challenge! A portion of the proceeds from each bottle of MindWorks sold will fund this research grant as part of our commitment.

Shaklee grant program offers new support for brain health research

Researchers are invited to apply for funding, as the company works to expand our knowledge about how nutrition impacts cognitive health as part of the Shaklee grant program.

How might nutrients, or a combination of nutrients, affect your memory over the next few hours? Or support your brain health over the next few years? With the launch of its new grant program for brain health research, Shaklee hopes to help scientists learn more of these answers.

“Shaklee is trying to bring our health span closer to our life span, and we believe nutrition can make a difference,” comments Chief Science Officer Bruce Daggy, Ph.D. talking about the Shaklee grant program, “Through this grant program, we are supporting new research to expand our understanding of the role nutrition can play in keeping us well.”

About the Brain Research Grant – Shaklee Grant Program

This newly established program, within the established Shaklee Grant Program, was created to provide targeted funding of research on the role of dietary supplements in supporting brain health. This grant will be funded by proceeds of Shaklee’s recently launched MindWorks™, a supplement developed to support short- and long-term cognitive health. MindWorks contains key ingredients that have three important benefits*:

1. Immediate improvement in memory and focus 3X better than the control group**.
2. Protects against age-related mental decline, as shown in a clinical study to reduce brain shrinkage rate, a common consequence of aging, by 30% over two years. †
3. Supports healthy circulation which is important for the delivery of oxygen and key nutrients to the brain.

** At six hours versus control.
† Based on a two year study of 223 adults with mild cognitive impairment.

Researchers interested in the Shaklee grant program have until Nov. 30, 2014 to submit brain health proposals. As with all Shaklee grants, animal studies will not be considered. Investigators who have secured funding elsewhere and who are requesting from Shaklee only marketed product, with or without a matching placebo, can submit proposals at any time.

Study questions most likely to receive funding under this program will involve evaluation of nutritional ingredients or ingredient combinations suitable for use in dietary supplements for either acute (e.g., short-term memory, concentration, reaction time) and/or long-term improvements to or maintenance of cognitive function in healthy adults.

“As reflected by the MindWorks launch, we have a strong interest in doing more in the area of cognitive health,” Daggy confirms. “Each of us has a brain that needs good nutrition to function optimally. Mental acuity is of concern to a broad range of adults, from college students who need to improve their focus on their studies, to older folks who have more serious concerns about maintaining long-term brain health.”

A long history of supporting academic research on nutrition Shaklee has supported a substantial body of research since the company was founded in 1956. That work has resulted in 100-plus scientific publications, which include clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings.

Those interested in exploring the Shaklee grant program and brain research grant opportunity should review the application procedure at or contact for further information. Winners will be announced in early 2015.

About Shaklee:

Shaklee Corporation is a leading health and wellness company with a long history of pioneering advances in nutritional science. Dr. Shaklee invented the first multi-vitamin in the US nearly 100 years ago. Shaklee Corporation developed one of the first soy protein isolate formulas over 50 years ago and introduced one of the first biodegradable laundry detergents without phosphates over 40 years ago.

Shaklee was the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral® certification and fully offset its carbon emissions, resulting in a net-zero impact on the environment. Shaklee has over 100 scientific publications, 90 in peer-reviewed journals that support the safety and efficacy of our products. Shaklee products have powered over 120 Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals and Shaklee provided rehydration drinks to the NASA space program for 20 years. Shaklee products are designed to support and improve their customer’s health, and Shaklee’s relationship selling model offers flexible business opportunities for those that choose to share products with their families and communities. The company is based in Pleasanton, Calif. For more information, visit

Biography: Bruce Daggy, Ph.D.
Bruce Daggy serves as Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Science Officer for Shaklee. He is primarily responsible for the scientific support of Shaklee’s robust portfolio of products including nutrition, personal care and household products.
His career spans 30 years in global roles within consumer healthcare. In nutrition, his work has ranged from developing leading nutritional supplements in India to providing sports nutrition products to elite athletes. Weight management and its impact on metabolic disease has been a major focus, with research leadership roles for three consumer brands: alli, Nutrisystem and Shaklee 180. He began his professional career in academia and then spent 10 years in healthcare research and development at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). After P&G, Daggy spent 13 years at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in both the United States and the United Kingdom in various leadership positions, including overseeing their global nutritional research and development, leading teams based in the UK and India. Subsequently, he was also the Vice President, Weight Control Research and Development for GSK.
Prior to joining Shaklee, Daggy served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Science Officer at Nutrisystem, Inc. where he directed applied research and development for weight management and the prevention or management of obesity-related diseases and disorders.
Daggy has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University and a B.A. in Biology from University of Virginia. He has authored about 80 publications and abstracts, and has developed 13 patents in his name. He serves as Adjunct Professor in the Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences Department of Florida State University. He is a member of the American Society of Nutrition, a Fellow in the American College of Nutrition, and has assisted the Obesity Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and other healthcare organizations in a variety of volunteer capacities.

What People Are Saying About MindWorks

what people are saying about MindWorks

What people are saying about MindWorks. MindWorks™ The latest advancement in brain science from Shaklee.

Neural connections in our brain start declining as early as age 20, by age 45 this decline occurs even more rapidly. Studies show the key ingredients in MindWorks help improve mental sharpness and focus and support long-term cognitive health.

What People Are Saying About MindWorks

MindWorks Stories  (Shaklee) 

Bob F. (IA)

What people are saying about MindWorks: Bob F was one of the first users of Mindworks in July 2014. He said, “I felt like my mind had been lubricated, two days into MindWorks the difference was palpable. Can’t wait to see what happens down the road!”

And later…    “Here’s another apparent MindWorks impact. Last night, while eating Amish noodles, I had the powerful memory of that taste from homemade noodles made by parents at the little rural school in Savoy Illinois I attended in third grade. My father was on sabbatical, and we stayed at a U of I farm outside of Champaign. I started to describe the taste, and the vivid picture-memories of the farm came flooding in. I started to describe to everyone the details of the duck eggs we’d find by the pond, what you found when dissecting an owl pellet, and many other vivid details. They are actually there in awareness now. It seems to be an enhanced capacity to bring back visuals from long ago. Let’s see if it persists, and whether it generalizes to other memories and capacity to hold things vividly in mind. I also seem more capable of discerning what needs to be done, and overcoming mental inertia to do them. Again, let’s see if that persists. So far so good!

Bob J. (NH)

What people are saying about MindWorks:  “My husband, Bob, has had Parkinson’s Disease for many years.  Lately it has been much worse. In comes MindWorks.  Amazing!! He had been having trouble focusing on computer work. He couldn’t even do bills this past month. He had been falling so much trying to walk.  Awful!

….Bob has been on Mindworks for a week now. He has been working on the computer again, and right now is on the tractor lifting logs off the driveway from a mini tornado.

….Bob was even up before dawn today, mowing our secret garden area! Shaklee has been a great help all along, but Mindworks is a miracle!  His walking is something to see. He was walking on rubbery legs (his explanation) and as of this AM he is walking with long strides.”

Susan H. (NC) 

What people are saying about MindWorks:  You know I don’t write a great deal but I just had to share this one with you as it is personal. And you know that I tend to shy away from testimonials. Not that I don’t find them meaningful – I do. It’s just that they are not scientific. Being in academia for over 30 years, it is a common practice that we are forced (sometimes against our will) to think that only reports complete with empirical data published in peer reviewed journals have any validity.  Also – I knew someone quite well who was utterly incapable of separating the two, and insisted if something was written in Readers Digest – well… it just had to be true.

However, when something works well, I am more than happy to pass it along to my friends; like recipes, high heel shoes that don’t hurt my feet and any anti-ageing potions of reasonable measure. Ok, I found one – in the last category – of sorts. It’s called MindWorks.

First allow me to confess that I am the Queen of ADD and have been all my life. Where are my books? Shoes? Glasses? Sit still. Don’t doodle! Squirrel!!! You get the picture.  After a while one learns to live with it and exchanges the label “ADD” with “multitasking” to save face.  The fact that my students call me “Professor” still is a mystery to some – including me at times.

Getting back to the story: When Shaklee announced the new MindWorks I was thinking;  ”Ok perhaps it will help my failing memory, make me young again, and allow me to wear my 3 inch heels”. Putting humor aside for a moment, I can tell you memory loss was really starting to bother me. I was pushing 60 and expecting some loss of cognition and recall, but I also knew I was dealing with issues far beyond that – and it frightened me.  You see, from age 46 to 56 I had lived in an extremely stressful state. I had the usual stress that came from getting a divorce, losing home, income, dealing with a hormonal teen intent on pushing me to the limits of insanity, caring for aging sick parents, dying friends, etc. You get the picture – the typical sandwich generational stuff.  All came a screeching halt however when my only child, my son, was almost killed in a car accident four years ago. He was on life support for a week, 27 broken bones and having the nurse tell us they didn’t know what his ‘new normal’ would look like.  My world stopped and I could not breathe.

After three weeks of hospital vigilance we saw he would live and I found myself back in the classroom standing in front of my students who were waiting for the lecture de jour. Only one problem – I didn’t know where I was or what I was supposed to be doing. Truly, I found myself frozen as a deer caught in the headlights first day back.  I knew I was in class, but that was about it. At least I had enough awareness to check the date and time on the computer to see where I was and what I was supposed to teach that day.  Lucky for me, my lectures were posted on-line so I pulled it up and hoped I was on point. It was scary. My therapist told me afterwards it was classic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that it would take time for my memory to come back.  Great.

As the years went on, I saw my memory slowly resurfacing – to a point.  But still I would say I was at half the recall of what I was before the accident. Then the samples of MindWorks came along from Shaklee. However by this time I had resigned myself to the fact that I’d have to use detailed notes to teach from this point on and I would never remember your name – even if you were a family member.

Long story short: The first day of taking MindWorks I felt a gentle mental awakening with more clarity but I wasn’t really paying too much attention to results.  Then one day, the same week, in class I found myself on the other side of the room – totally engaged in the subject realizing I had just taught 30 minutes without looking at my notes! Next day – same thing! Whoot whoot!!!  Later the next week I found myself working well into the afternoon and actually making sense which had become a rarity past 4PM. Teaching in the morning was not just a preference – it was a necessity! But here I was again: Energy – clarity – focus!  The results were enough to make me a believer!!

But what I noticed next was not promoted in the product literature and came as treasured surprise.   You see, along with all the stress of those hard years came a certain level of depression – clinical depression. My doctors all told me that one cannot sustain the levels of stress that I had for all those years without having the pool of ‘feel good’ brain chemicals bottom out.  To remedy it I was given the usual round of Rx’s to help but they didn’t help:  Prozac turned me into a zombie and Welbutrin made me a raging lunatic – according to my son.  Nope – I settled on St. Johns Wart much to the chagrin of my MD as she said it would never get my brain chemistry back to the high levels needed to feel joyful again. It helped – a little – but I had resigned myself to the fact that I may never have those light peace filled feelings again.    Why do I bring this up?  Because this past week I have noticed a joy fill bliss creeping back into my mornings. One morning after a calm read the joy fairy just kind of settled in and a tear of gratitude rolled down my face. Yes, there was a way out of the brain dead pit – and it seems to be called Mindworks. At least it was for me.

I do feel we have a natural ADD=ADHD product here. Of course we can’t say that, being laymen, but it certainly appears to have properties to help. My son (23) said it made him feel anxiety at first, but then he took 2 CalMags and a Stress Relief with it, and had the same focus, minus the anxiety. How I wish I would have had this combination 12 years ago when he was started on Adderall. So many studies today link drug addiction to early use of ADHD medication as children.

So there you go my friends: my testimonial. I am sleeping better too BTW way. And my retention of facts and focus keeps getting better.  They tell me that MindWorks also helps reduce brain shrinkage by 30% over 2 years according to the clinical study. That’s impressive but right now I am just tickled pink to get my brain back!! 

Mary K (FL)

I have noticed an elevation in mood, and I never felt depressed before.  I just was unaware of what it meant to feel “lighter.” You know when sometimes people tell you “lighten up,” and you wonder why they said that to you.

What people are saying about MindWorks:  Well, I truly feel “lighter,” and I had not realized what it meant to “lighten up” until I started using MindWorks! 

Mary B (NY)

Wow! I too was in an accident, which totaled my new Prius 2 yrs. ago.  This testimony helped me understand what has happened to my mind!  My First Day with MindWorks at Long Beach, after wondering why everything had been so confusing, felt like my brain got whitewashed…. all clarity returned.  I had no idea it could be the after effects of the accident. I think it is improving my eyesight as well, had to use a magnifying glass for item codes all the time and noticed huge improvement. 

Micki  R. (CO) 

I have gone to Shaklee Conferences for 20 years, and every year I tend to get overwhelmed by all of the information, activity, stimulation, people contact, etc…(each year getting somewhat more difficult as I age) In comes MindWorks!! I began taking it 5 days before the conference in Long Beach, and I will have to say that this is the first year that my brain hasn’t “hurt.” My head wasn’t fuzzy like in the past! This was the first year that I also attended Future Masters (an extra couple of days of meetings), so I thought I was going to be “wiped out” but I wasn’t. In fact the opposite was true; I felt very focused, energized, and ready to go at the end of each day. Thank you Shaklee for once again adding an incredible, break-through product just when I needed it most!! It is going to be life-changing for many!!!

Sonia P. (KY) 

What people are saying about MindWorks:


I started taking MindWorks a couple of weeks ago.

While I already take several other supplements, such as OmegaGuard, Vivix and Vitalizer, I noticed a difference right away in my ability to stay focused, learn new things at my job and be able to have all day long productivity.

I do not know if this new product is involved or not, but the dreams I have are very detailed and I remember them the next day.  Not usually the case with dreams.

My job can be stressful at times, and I certainly take Stress Relief Complex as needed, but also taking MindWorks really helps me stay calm and stay focused on the task at hand. Terrific combination!

Trudy B. (TN)

I have noticed better memory, focus, alertness, energy, and mood.  Love it!

Lyn S. (OH)

Normally, I am not a skeptic.  But I was when it came to Mind Works.  Even after listening to the explanations, I wasn’t convinced.  Then I took the product. WOW! I have always had an unusual amount of energy but never good focusing abilities. The very first day here is what happened. Took the Mind Works with my morning shake and we went to church at 8:30. After coming home and changing clothes, I moved all summer clothes to another closet down the hall.  Then brought fall clothes back to our closet. Next tackled cleaning out storage closet of clothes to donate. Meanwhile, I did three loads of laundry. I then began the process of watering indoor plants.  That takes a couple of hours by the time I trim, fertilize, etc. After that, I watered the 6 big Boston ferns in the front porch and cleaned off the porch. By now it is around 2:00 and I typed a three page letter to a cousin in a rehab center. Finally cooked a huge Sunday dinner for us.The following day was similar in terms of energy, focus, and drive.  I am accomplishing tons more than I used to and I am 69 years old. Monday, I cleaned two floors of our three floors.  And did some major deep cleaning in preparation for upcoming entertaining. On top of that, I ran the office and put together orders to go into the mail today. I cannot say enough about Mind Works. Except to say….Mind Works really works!

Tammy W (NC): What people are saying about MindWorks:

STROKE SYMPTOMS IMPROVED WITH MINDWORKS: Jeff, a friend and customer, just shared this with me: “I started taking MindWorks last week and I can tell you for certain my energy level has increased greatly! For those of you that do not know me , I suffered a stroke this past January and my recovery has gone well , but since taking MindWorks not only has my energy level increased but believe it or not I have greatly increased the use of my right arm and hand ! I have to admit I was a little skeptical before starting MindWorks but it is definitely something I would highly recommend to each and everyone!”

Of course, your results may be different – in fact you might have an even better story about the way MindWorks has had a impact on you and others you know. If so, put the story in the comments below. We are interested in what you have to say.

If you want to check out MindWorks for yourself, click here to find it on our Shaklee site.

Have a great week!