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Hi everyone. I've been coeliac for more than 15 years. I'm interested to know how do you stay sharp after 50? What do you feed your brain? Thanks

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Hi Mikeila,

Supplements like Antioxidants I find help like glutathione, α-Linolenic acid, Lion’s mane for neuronal plasticity, (easier to learn new things) vitamin Bs. Please note I’ve SIBO/SIAO so absorption from food an issue. Plus, limited diet.

anthocyanins may be useful.

Best wishes 🐳

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Mikeila in reply to Narwhal10

Thank you. Where do I buy them from? I never heard of anthocyanins? What is that?

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Penel in reply to Mikeila

Anthocyanin is found in purple fruits like blueberries.

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Narwhal10 in reply to Penel

Thanks Penel

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Mikeila in reply to Penel

Thank you :)

I feel it is important to keep using your brain, challenging your self to learn or get interested in new things. This certainly helps my mind to stay sharp. Also, good general nutrition, in your case avoiding gluten, in mine wheat, which apart from digestive symptoms, gives me horrendous brain fog where I just can't think straight.

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Narwhal10 in reply to BabsyWabsy

Yes BabsyWabsy

I totally agree. I study as struggle it’s leg muscle weakness and fatigue in the afternoon. I also use my non dominant hand - left and practice writing for a portion of the day. This promotes neural plasticity.

For me, it’s a case of keeping as active as possible… walks, gardening, holidays etc., making sure I have a varied healthy diet, read lots, do lots of puzzle games, do lots of creative writing, spend time with good friends and family, keep learning, keep exploring.

Not sure if I'm reading your comment correctly, but are you implying coeliac is contributing to cognitive decline?

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