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Keep your brain in tip top shape

Brain health is something we should all take seriously, but often times don't really think about it as much as we should. I know for me I didn't really start thinking about it until I had a health complication come up that directly involved my brain. And then again when I learned my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's with severe dementia.

Therapy animals have long been the trusted companions of people with disabilities. Now, animals of all kinds are proving their value to individuals dealing with a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression and even dementia. Physiology helps explain why animals are such effective therapists for all of us, says Marwan Sabbagh, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health: “Simply petting an animal can decrease the level of the stress hormone cortisol and boost release of the neurotransmitter serotonin, resulting in lowered blood pressure and heart rate and, possibly, in elevated mood.”  Information credited to Cleveland Clinic. If you'd like to know more about raising a dog, be sure to visit The Goody Pet.

vitafusion, America’s #1 Gummy Vitamin Brand, has introduced their new Brain Food gummy vitamin, which features Ashwagandha (to help support stress and focus), Phosphatidylserine (to help nourish the brain and help support focus), and B vitamins (to help nourish the brain)*. vitafusion Brain Food is formulated in a great-tasting natural blueberry flavor with no artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, gluten, dairy, and synthetic (FD&C) dyes. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

SHASHIBO, America’s #1 brain teaser/fidget toy has been a great stress-reliever for all of us stuck indoors by the pandemic.  But beyond that, it’s been saluted by the ADHD community as a boost to mental acuity. Unlock the mystery of Shashibo! Each Shashibo is powered by 36 rare earth magnets. 1 cube transforms into over 70 shapes. Combine 2 or more Shashibos to build larger shapes and create more possibilities.

Enjoy free Solitaire games like Klondike (Solitaire one card and three cards), Spider Solitaire, and Freecell. It has 36 games and all the special features: solvable-only games, multiple and unique card sets, and lots of customization and options.

BRÈINFÚEL is a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible! Combining natural caffeine with nutritious fuels, rejuvenating antioxidants, and potent brain boosters, BRÈINFÚEL helps fuel the brain to respond with alertness for mental focus and physical productivity. Developed by a pharmaceutical scientist and surgeon, BRÈINFÚEL is made with natural caffeine from green coffee bean extract and green tea leaf. A blend of low-glycemic sugar, hydrolyzed collagen peptides, and MCTs helps provide appetite-suppressing, premium, time-synchronized fuel support, while Zinc, L-theanine, and glycine offer brain-boosting support.

BRÈINFÚEL is formulated with significant doses of vitamin C and vitamin E and beet root powder, and water-stable creatine, which helps support the brain's response to caffeine by aiding in preventing oxidative stress. No artificial and bad-for-you ingredients. 

Available in delicious flavors, including Limitless Berry, Alpha Punch, Victory Bliss, and Thrive Ice.

Good Pharma offers coffee and tea infusions with functional mushrooms and botanicals which help with sleep, the immune system and focus. Good Pharma Rest Assured is a caffeine-free, tasty tea infusion which supports the restorative sleep you thrive on. Good Pharma Resilience allows you to support your immune system daily and is a rich, fresh brew of Chaga Mushroom, green tea and supportive botanicals, all offering powerful antioxidants. And Good Pharma Brain Gain is a fresh brew coffee infusion, enhanced with Lion’s Mane Mushroom extract, which supports the brain and offers a “jitter free” journey in getting your creative juices flowing.  Good Pharma’s mantra is that it deliciously revives old-world wellness practices from “Nature’s Pharma” with the power of modern science. A vibrant life thrives with proactive practices of self-care, liberating what's possible from the inside out. Good Pharma’s Pour-Over Fresh Brews engage the senses in a satiating ritual, elevating you to the top of your game. Revel in this powerfully effective, yet craveable, path to a balanced, optimized life!

Keep your brain active and healthy with the Puzzle Book For Adults. This large print Crossword Puzzle Book includes 100 classic puzzles with solutions. Have fun and train your brain with original crossword puzzles.

If you think you or someone you know may be experiencing the early onset stages of Alzheimer's here's a book that I highly recommend checking out.

TRUTH, LIES & ALZHEIMER'S Its Secret Faces is a concise guide to navigating the heartbreaking challenges of having a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Through a rich trove of stories culled from her years in the eldercare industry, Lisa Skinner offers insight into the difficult questions families face. Skinner's original thinking and counter-intuitive solutions provide family members, spouses, children, caregivers, and others with the tools they need to effectively manage the symptoms of brain disease.

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