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The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.

Memory lapses-

Can be the symptom of brain disorders and in people over 50, Alzheimers disease.
Stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition can all decrease cognitive abilities, so adequate rest, a good diet and a vitamin mineral supplement, exercise and stress management techniques can all help memory.

Ginkgo-has been shown in studies to improve memory by increasing blood flow to the brain. A study with healthy young women showed significant memory improvement while taking Ginkgo. Most people report benefits in 2-3 weeks, but usage for several months will result in maximum effectiveness.
Dosage- Liquid extract- 1 teaspoon three times a day
Dry herb in capsules- 1000 mg three times a day
Standardized extract (24% heteroside content)- 40 mg three times a day
Caution: Do not take with any medications that thin the blood, including aspirin or ibuprofen. Do not use Ginkgo if you have a bleeding disorder without consulting your health care provider.

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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