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What would you do if you were a vibrant, energetic person, living a life filled with potential directing one of the top ballet schools in the nation and then discovering that you had developed rheumatoid arthritis? What would you do if your chosen career was over before it began, as you experienced crippling migraines, chronic fatigue, life-threatening tumors, and excruciating joint pain? What would you do when the doctors said there was no cure?Well, if you were Joyce Johnson, who was nearly confined to a wheel chair 34 years ago, you would make an in-depth study of nutrition to find the solutions and drastically re-adjust your life and especially your diet to overcome your health problems.


MEMORY LOSS(Preventing Alzheimer Disease)

Improving Brain Function

As we age many of us notice a loss of mental sharpness and think that this is just part of getting older, but aging cannot explain the current epidemic of severe mental deterioration. The fact is the human brain is highly susceptible to damage from living in a modern society of poor lifestyle and diet, ongoing stress, smoking, and environmental pollutants, all which damage fragile brain cells. Excessive alcohol consumption and medications cause severe memory loss.

The brain uses 20% of the body’s energy. It requires constant oxygen which it receives from the bloodstream and uses approximately 25% of all oxygen inhaled. Brain physiology is highly complex and has the power to influence everything we do.

The brain’s fundamental cellular units are called neurons. Neurons have receptors which take messages from neurotransmitters, which are chemicals in the brain that travel between cells. These neurotransmitters are able to bind to neuron receptors and create specific brain activities. The process is complex and the good condition of the protein and fat based cell membranes in the brain is essential to its success.

Changes in cell membranes actually occur from moment to moment and are uniquely affected by factors such as emotions, diet, and the immune system. Even slight alterations in this specialized cell membrane design can have negative consequences on the ability of neurotransmitters to produce the desired effects and can ultimately cause memory loss and eventual Alzheimer’s.

A healthy diet that attends to the specific needs of the brain helps neurons to achieve the most desirable chemical balance naturally. The brain being a hungry organ depends first of all on healthy liver and gastrointestinal tract to use food well: to properly absorb nutrients and deliver them to the brain, to remove toxins, and to maintain proper immune system activity.

Because the brain cells are largely composed of fat, the right kinds of fat in the diet is essential. This is critical in maintaining brain health. Eat omega-3 fish often (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring, cod) Good plant sources are olive oil, flax seed oil, nuts (not peanuts), and avocados.

Risk Factors
Obesity & BMI over 25
Body mass index (Archives of Internal Medicine - Swedish, 7/11/03)

Hormone Replacement Therapy
(The Jour. Of Amer. Med. Assoc., 05/27/03)

(Archives of Neurology, 05/10/03)

High Homocysteine (blood test)
(Amer. Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Mar.2003)

Saturated High Fat Diet
(Archives of Neurology, 02/18/03)

Iron Deficiency Anemia
Detected through a blood test
(National Acad. Of Sciences, 11/08/02)

Free Radical Damage
Comes from pesticides, toxic water, chemical additives, excess electricity, radiation, dental amalgams, heated fats, and stress to name but a few.

Metal Toxicity
ESP. Mercury and Aluminum (detected through a hair analysis)

High Blood Pressure
(should be > 120/80)

Elevated Cholesterol
(tested in the blood)

Head Injuries

Iron Overload
(tested in the blood)

Viral Infections

Low hGH (human growth hormone level)
(tested in the blood)

Poor Diet and Junk Food


Supplements that Increase Memory
Pure Body Extra ($62)
Brain Power oil ($75)
MemorAll ($43)
MemoRise drops ($29) 

Order from Dr. Joyce
(800) 545-6923


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