Ep. 328 – Go to Confession

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Welcome to Episode 328 of the Train Your Brain Podcast! Today Dr. Trayford’s brain training tip for us is to go to confession. This has to do with getting things “off your chest.” There is a lot to be gained by tapping into the spiritual power of confession. This can help your mental health by not holding onto things that can cause stress and the “fight or flight” response. That reaction also can cause anxiety and depression. Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 327 – Exercise: Get a Trainer

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Welcome to Episode 327 of the Train Your Brain Podcast! Today Dr. Trayford has a brain training tip for us and we’re back on the topic of exercise. Get a trainer! Getting a trainer helps us put things in perspective and keeps us on track and motivated to continue. You’ll automatically have someone who understands your wants and needs and who can help you achieve them. Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 326 – Smart Food: Bone Broth

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Today is Episode 326 of the Train Your Brain Podcast. Welcome to the show! Today Dr. Trayford has a brain training tip for us that has to do with bone broth. There are lots of brain and body benefits that come from simmering bones in broth for for 24-48 hours and eating the broth. It needs to be a high-quality beef hip/marrow bone. This helps joints and bones be healthier and it improves hair and nails. It can help heal the gut, too. Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 325 – Find Your Favorite Fishing Hole

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Today is Episode 325 of the Train Your Brain Podcast. Welcome to the show! Today Dr. Trayford has a brain training tip for those of us who like to fish. Just as gardening – if you enjoy it – can be an enriching stress reliever, which Dr. Trayford discussed in Episode 226, fishing can likewise be very beneficial to those you find it enjoyable as well. You can check out this great Huffington Post Article from September 2014 that says that fishing makes you a better person. It is calming to be near and watch the water. It helps keep you fit as you walk to your fishing hole. Fishing can even lower PTSD symptoms! Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 324 – Take a Class

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Welcome to Episode 324 of the Train Your Brain Podcast. Today Dr. Trayford reminds us of the importance of being a life long learner. You are never too old to learn something new, pick up a new skill or take a class. Taking a class is highly encouraged here because you’ll be applying yourself to a program and a curriculum that will challenge you. Self-guided learning is good too though if you don’t have the opportunity to take a formal class. Whether it is music lessons, a history course or an art class you’re brain will learn new things and it is never too late! Jason mentions that he takes Jujitsu with a man in his 70s and he definitely doesn’t seem too old to Jason! Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 323 – Five Things You Need to Know if You Want to Build a Better Brain and Live a Better Life

Welcome to the Train Your Brain Podcast! It’s Monday and that means that we’re bringing you an extended podcast today. On Episode 323 Dr. Trayford your host and brain training coach and producer Jason Pyles discuss Five Things that you need to know if you want to build a better brain and live a better life.

1. There is no silver bullet, especially when it comes to nutritional supplements. If it sounds too good to be true, it is!

2. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

3. Clean your environment. Being healthier can also mean quitting smoking, cleaning up mold and planning for better sleep.

4. Brain training is not just a game.

5. Stay the course! You’ll see most of your results long term, so hang in there!

The tip for today is to find a brain buddy! Having a partner for all of your brain and lifestyle improvement goals will make them a lot more effective and fun!

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Ep. 322 – Play “King Bullfrog”

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Welcome to Episode 322 of the Train Your Brain Podcast. Dr. Trayford lets producer Jason Pyles share the brain training tip for the day! Jason has a great group game that can be a lot of fun and good for the brain at the same time. It’s called King Bullfrog. You need at least 3 people to play. Sit in a circle and designate one person to be the king bullfrog. That person is in the first position of the circle. The person to their right is next in line to be king bullfrog and the person at there left is in the last position. Each player chooses to be an animal and chooses a simple hand motion to represent their animal. The king bullfrog’s motion is throwing both hands straight up into the air. Other players in the circle choose an animal and action. For example, one other player could be a snake and could make a slithering motion with their hand. The game begins when the king bullfrog does their own motion first and then the motion of another player, thus passing to them. That player does their own motion first and then the motion of any other player.

The game should go quite fast and if any player makes a mistake they move to the chair to the left of the original king bullfrog’s chair. The object of the game is to become the king bullfrog. Give it a try and please let us know how it goes! Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 321 – Vanilla for a Sharper Mind

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Dr. Trayford is here today with Episode 321 of the Train Your Brain Podcast. Thanks for tuning in! Vanilla is the topic of discussion on this lovely day. Vanilla has certain properties that will improve brain function. Vanilla can help with pain reduction and inflammation. It has been used for hunger pains, stomach pains and stress. Vanilla helps memory, focus and attention too, but it needs to be real, not imitation, vanilla. Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 320 – Mozart for a Better Brain

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Welcome to Episode 320 of the Train Your Brain Podcast. Your host Dr. Trayford teaches us about Mozart today. There is an excellent article from September 2015 called The Mozart Effect. Researches conducted a Quantitative EEG Study and found that music changes and impacts the brain! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start listening to and enjoying Mozart. Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 319 – Play the Memory Card Game

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Welcome to Episode 319 of the Train Your Brain Podcast. Your host Dr. Trayford and producer Jason Pyles are here, as always, to share a training tip! The tip is to play Memory. Do you remember playing this game as a kid? It’s a great brain exercise! If you’re not familiar with the game we’ll describe it for you. You have several cards that include pairs of two. Mix them up, turn them over and then you take turns choosing two cards to turn over to view and then turn back upside down. The object is to remember where the cards are and find matches. This game works an aspect of your short term memory. Your brain holds on to little bits of information while you acquire new information. Thanks for listening!

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If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Continue reading