Dysnomia: How Your Diet Plays a Role

Wednesday, 05 Jan 2011 04:05 PM

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What is Dysnomia?
Dysnomia is a very difficult disease to understand. The disease causes sufferers to be unable to retrieve the required words from their memory when they need to speak, write, or do both. Most of us experience forgetfulness in our lives. Dysnomia, an expressive language problem, becomes a medical condition when it begins interfering with the daily activities in an individual’s life. A few doctors disagree with this view and attribute dysnomia to cranial trauma or a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

Can a good diet control dysnomia?
Most doctors diagnose the condition using neuropsychological tests. That said, there is no special diet plan for dysnomia. The condition cannot be cured, but can certainly be controlled to a certain extent. Patients can learn to adapt to their daily chores with the help of special strategies. The power of the brain can be boosted with the help of a healthy diet.

Can herbs in the diet help boost memory and mental recollection in people with dysnomia?
Alternative medicine has several treatments that can improve memory as well as mental strength. Most alternative therapies recommend a balanced diet for dysnomia to improve body immunity and strength.

A few herbs commonly recommended in a dysnomia diet are:
  1. Gingko Biloba is one of the best herbs used to treat circulatory disorders and boost memory. The herb has been particularly useful in treating dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and could help control dysnomia.
  2. Soy and isoflavones help boost memory. Phytoestrogens present in soy are considered to boost mental function in men and women.
  3. Ginseng is another popular herb that could form a part of the memory boosting diet for dysnomia. Ginseng is used for improving stamina and concentration. Recent findings suggest that multivitamins and antioxidants can protect the brain and prevent loss of memory caused by dysnomia. It is important to consult an allopathic physician and a naturopath to draw up a good diet plan for dysnomia. The diet should include herbs, medications, and mental exercises to control the problem.

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