They say there is a silver lining for every dark cloud and during these challenging times, where parents were automatically appointed as new teachers in home schooling, and tapping into every imaginable form of creativity to keep our little ones busy and stimulated with limited space and resources, I have observed a few valuable points in my child’s concentration and attention span. Having the opportunity to engage and evaluate Isabella’s educational performance on a daily level I have now, more than ever, realised the importance of good nutrition and what that does not only for her physical but also for her mental well being.
We have also tapped into brain exercises to strengthen our minds, like playing with puzzles, riddles and cards. If you follow me on social media you will know that we are out and about everyday, rain or sunshine getting my kids involved in daily activities is crucial. Isabella loves to join me in my daily meditation and yoga. These are wonderful ways of calming their mind and relieving stress. Did you know that learning new dance moves can increase your brain’s processing speed and memory? Another wonderful healthy brain tip is that listening to happy music helps generate more innovative solutions compared to being in silence. You will always find us in the play room at least once a day playing some piano or guitar! Another great healthy brain tip is colouring! Colouring has the ability to relax the fear centre of your brain, the Amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work. Colouring goes beyond being a fun activity for relaxation. It requires the two hemispheres of the brain to communicate. While logic helps us stay inside the lines, choosing colours generates a creative thought process. My last and most important healthy brain tip is sleep. A good night’s sleep can certainly leave you feeling refreshed, but getting regular sleep is actually critical to your brain’s health. Sleep has been shown to improve memory, and one study even found that sleeping after you learn something new results in actual changes in the brain and better retention. Studies found that sleep deprivation might even result in serious and lasting brain damage, killing off cells in important regions of the brain. According to what I know best, a daily dose of a multivitamins and a diet rich in fish was quite adequate for me to believe that Isabella would reach her best mental potential. It is only until I was introduced to Xcel Syrup – a product of Tibb Health. Sciences, which is specially formulated in assisting with improving memory, concentration and attention, developing stronger cognitive and boost brain power.
Every herb in the syrup is formulated at serving a specific purpose to assist and support the brain in the best way possible. Xcel is aimed at preserving and enhancing cognitive functions by slowing down the process of degeneration of neurons through antioxidants, nervine tonics and by
improving healthy circulation. Xcel contains the herbs Valeriana Wallichii (which reduces anxiety) and Bacopa Monnieri – known as the brain booster herb which is believed to protect the brain cells and increase the chemicals in the brain associated with learning and memory. Bacopa is used to also treat ADHD and Alzheimers disease. The best part about Xcel is that it is natural, stimulant-free and non-addictive. I am so excited to be on this journey with Xcel to discover the benefits of this wonderful products first hand.