Common mistakes and misunderstandings you need to be aware of...

Here are the basics that are very important to know when it comes to Memory and Brain Training. Without knowing this it is very easy to get side tracked and really sabotage your own progress.

Common mistakes and misunderstandings you need to be aware of:

1. "Quick fix" does not work.

There are many different solutions on the Internet and most people are looking for something quick, fast and easy, yet at the same time expecting powerful, long lasting results. It just does not work that way. You can get a book, a CD, or a program that makes big claims and promises and is quick and easy to complete, but when it comes to the final result- it is always disappointing, barely noticeable and quickly disappears. So you just end up where you were before, plus wasted time and money.

Why? Because Memory and Brain Training should be trained and developed the same way we train and develop our bodies. Through Practical Training and Workout.

2. You cannot improve your memory and Boost you Brain Power:

  • a. By reading a book.
  • b. By listening to some CDs or audio tapes.
  • c. By watching videos.
  • d. By taking memory improvement pills or medication.

You obviously cannot lose weight and get in shape using these methods, the same applies to brain and memory development.

Brain processes such as attention, memory, the ability to visualize, thinking speed, etc., are all muscles. Brain Muscles that can be trained and developed ONLY through Practical Training.

Can you become a bodybuilder just by reading a book about bodybuilders or by watching some videos about them?

The only way to lose weight and get in physical shape is by going to the gym and working out.

The only way to develop powerful Brain Muscles and Memory is by going through Practical Training that is based on practical exercises.

3. The training should be all inclusive, equally developing all functions and parts of the brain.

You cannot improve just memory, or just attention and have a lasting result, the same way you cannot get just one leg in shape while the rest of the body stays overweight. The Brain and Mind need to be developed in a full, integrated way so all of its functions are equally developed and can operate in harmony and balance.

4. Not about Techniques, Not about Mnemonics, Not about gimmicks. But about Real Life Application and skill.

Accelerated learning, the ability to memorize any type of information and the ability to apply these skills in real life in a practical way requires not only Brain Muscles and Mental Shape, but also a practical skill.

You might know how to dance in theory but it is very different to actually being able to dance in a flawless, beautiful way. The same applies for learning and memorizing. You might know how to memorize a book in theory and how to apply and save information directly into your brain, but it is a completely different thing when it happens naturally and automatically without you forcing anything and without thinking about techniques and how to use them.

You cannot form any kind of practical skill just by reading or hearing about it. It can be formed only through targeted, Practical Training.

5. Powerful Memory requires a healthy brain and right nutrition.

The brain uses tremendous amounts of energy and is the most metabolically active organ in the body; it never completely rests. As a result, it has one of the highest rates of free radical production. These free radicals begin to destroy the structure of the brain, its connections and the cells. Unless you replace those damaged parts with nutrients, the brain function starts to fall off more and more.

For example Omega-3 fatty acids are replaced extremely rapidly. If you are deficient in this nutrient your brain begins to change its structure very quickly and soon loses its ability to properly function because one of its vital components is missing. It takes only two weeks of deficiency to create this result.

Americans consume an average of 129 pounds of sugar a year. 57% of it comes from processed foods. For example, teenagers are drinking an equivalent of 54 teaspoons of sugar a day just from soda.

Sugar consumption dramatically increases free radical generation in the brain. It produces cross linking of the proteins in all cells which dramatically increases the damaging effect of these free radicals, making every cell in your body age much, much faster, particularly brain cells. In some extreme cases, it can even result in permanent brain damage.

Research at the University of Connecticut in 1986 by Dr. Jane Goldman showed that sugar, equal to one Coke, produces a significant decline in mental performance. (Students were making twice as many mistakes on tests.)

Lack of Vitamin B-1 in the diet causes memory failure and depression. Consumption of a lot of carbohydrates depletes Vitamin B-1.

Vitamins C, D, E, K, A, B and carotenoids are all associated with brain function.

A study of 260 adults over the age of 60 found links between vitamins C, B-2, B-12, B-9 and concept learning.

Studies found that animal fat impairs ability to learn and remember, however healthy fats, such as Omega-3, improve depression, memory retention and thinking. This is because the brain uses an enormous amount of fatty acids for its membranes.

Aspartame, MSG, pesticides, and herbicides in food; aluminum in deodorants; fluoride in the water; and mercury in vaccines play a major role in brain toxicity and brain function decline. Excessive toxicity destroys brain cells.

What I am trying to show you is that it is almost impossible to get any significant and serious memory improvement when you don’t know what fundamental nutrients your memory and brain need and how these nutrients are related to overall health and foods. Memory Training without this knowledge is pretty much useless.

6. Not all practical exercises and training are the same. If it is not based on an actual understanding of how we memorize and how the brain works it will always be highly ineffective.

What is memory? How does it work?
If you cut open your brain, you won’t be able to find phone numbers there.

  • So what is memory and how does it work?
  • What is happening in the brain when you memorize a phone number?
  • Why do we forget or can’t recall something?
  • What are the main factors of memorization speed and quality of recall?
  • How long can we store information in the brain and what does it depend on?

Significant memory improvement is virtually impossible if memory mechanisms are not known. We need to know EXACTLY what is happening in the brain on the cell level when we memorize in order to develop an effective and optimal training program.

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