It has been verified through various studies that, with certain micro-nutrients, brain function in mice and brain function in Alzheimer’s patients have been improved in some subjects. While we have what we call hyperresponders, we also have slow responders, and some non-responders. Our challenge is to discover why some respond so well, while others do not seem to respond at all, though some of their other health challenges improve.

Multiple studies conducted over a number of years show that babies who receive mother’s breast milk have improved brain function and make better grades in school, including college. Ardythe Luxion Morrow, PhD, M.Sc is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of human mother’s milk. She presented her work at the Glycomics Medical Conference in Houston sponsored by The Endowment for Medical Research. Dr. Morrow co-edited the book, Protecting Infants through Human Milk: Advancing the Scientific Evidence (Kluwer, 2004).

World-class experts in glycomics presented their work at both the 2005 and the 2006 Glycomics Conferences. The focus has been, and will continue to be, on improving communication of the cells in the body. This directly affects your general health including brain function. More functional neurons with more functional synapses improve brain function.

Certain micro-nutrients stimulate the proliferation of functional neurons. H. Reg McDaniel, MD has produced his findings on fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) children. The children in the study were diagnosed with FAS, and the families were told that their children would never be able to function normally. Dr. McDaniel found that the children, after eight years, while not completely “normal,” are enjoying life, riding bikes, playing on the trampoline, and going to school. The apparent brain function improvement of these children was due to the micro-nutrients the children received which were similar to those found in human mother’s breast milk.

Excerpt from Chapter 2 of “Expand Your Mind – Improve Your Brain”.