Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, smarterDA.com and now https://wakeupmemory.com/
She has also created Wake Up Memory tips to help us remember pathology, pharmacology, and so much more.
In this episode, Claire teaches us the 9 foods to help our brain and the Wake Up Memory technique to remember those brain foods.
Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!
This TIPisode has been transcribed for your viewing pleasure:
Michelle Strange: A Tale of Two Hygienists presents this week’s TIPisode: Quick and easy tips to keep you up to date, and presented by the experts in the profession. Now, get ready for your unofficial TIPisode.
Claire Jeong: Hello. This is Claire at StudentRDH and DentalToaster CE courses and WakeUp Memory. I am so excited today to share with you the nine food items that can actually make your brain more powerful. So we’re going to use them today using, also, WakeUp Memory technique [sic].
So those nine food items, very simple. We’re going to try to memorize them right now. They are spinach, almond, grape juice, dark chocolate, bananas, blueberry, fish, water, and whole grains. Now, how many did you remember? Maybe one? Maybe two? Maybe three? Congratulations, anyways, if you even got one correct. That is the start of us having a powerful memory.
Things that are stored for a short period of time in your brain is called the short-term memory, and we’ll discover in other sections how we can train our brain to be even more powerful. But we’re going to test it today using the system called the Body List.
So basically, I’m taking nine parts of the body to store those food items because our body is always with us, right? We don’t really have to think too much. So those nine body parts would be, today, your hair, your eyes, your nose, your lip, your ears, your neck, your belly button, your hands, and your toes. So can we go over them together? Your first body part was hair, then the eyes, then the nose, then the lips. Great. After that, the ears. After that, the neck, then the belly button, then the hands, and the toes. Now, it’s time to take those nine food [sic] into those nine body parts.
I’m going to ask you something is to [sic] let your imagination be loose. Let yourself be a child at color, smell, texture, and anything that you can feel. Let’s do this together. I know it might sound a little bit weird, but I promise you will remember everything.
So the first body part was hair. Now, imagine your hair is made of spinach leave [sic]. Maybe your hair is the color of the spinach dark green leaves. Maybe you imagine having a wig made of spinach leaves. So something like that on your hair.
Then your eyes. Your eyes are actually shaped like almonds, right? So you put almonds instead of your eyeballs. I know it sounds a little weird, but we have to be wild. That’s how our brains become more powerful by really imagining weird things.
The third body part was your nose. You are bleeding from your nose. Wait. Actually, it’s grape juice coming out of your nose. It is dark, and it actually tastes great. Not bad for a nosebleed.
Then you have your lips. Now, the dark colors are entrained [sounds like 00:03:19], and you use the dark chocolate as a lipstick. Hey, it’s organic, and it’s tasty at the same time, and moisturizing.
Then we had our ears. Now, think about having bananas as earrings.
Then after that you had your neck. So you’re wearing a necklace, and this necklace is made of purple blueberries. The blueberries are linked together. If you’re hungry, that is perfect, right?
Then imagine your belly button. So out of the belly button comes out a fish. So are you actually giving birth to a fish? I know that sounds really, really weird, but again our brain loves it when you give it something fun to imagine.
And then imagine your hands. So in your hands you have some water, and the fish jumps out of your belly button into your hands into the water.
And lastly, you had your toes. So the water in your hands, imagine falling onto your toes. And as the water touches your toes, they turn into sand — the water turns into sand. Sand is clue for grain.
Now, let’s try together. What did you have instead of your hair? Spinach. Then your eyes are in the shape of almonds. What comes out of your nostrils? Grape juice. What do you put on your lips? Dark chocolate. Your earrings are the shape of bananas. And your necklace is made of blueberries. And what comes out of your belly button? A fish. And you catch your fish in your hands and your hands have water. And lastly, water turns into sand or, in our case, grains on your toes.
Wow! Right? You finally remembered the nine super food list [sic]. Wasn’t that so easy? So basically, this is called the Body System, and we can put anything in our Body System. It could be your next grocery items. Let’s say if you started with, “I need some strawberries,” then make yourself a crown with some strawberries and then go down the list.
Now, you don’t have to stick with the same body items that I gave you. You can change it up. You don’t have to really use your eyes or your nostrils if you don’t want to. You can use other body parts. But what else can you put in this Body System? Maybe even your to-do list, or maybe people you want to invite in your party. You can put them in different parts of the body and imagine them doing some fun things on your body and maybe that can help you remember those people better.
As you can see, really, this is not limited to just food items. So I want you to just really experiment and see if you can just store just a few things in the body that lives with you all the time. That is a perfect place for you to store some memory.
Now, if you have been with WakeUp memory, you know that our memory is starting to fade because we have so much technology. In order for us to be better, to catch up with our powerful brain, we need just a little bit of training, and that’s what I have at wakeupmemory.com. So if you want to read more, if you want to see other courses that I have, please go again to wakeupmemory.com.
And I just really hope that you can implement at least one or two of the food items that I told you over here. For me the obvious one is grape juice. I immediately saw this in a different conference, and when I heard grape juice, that was the easiest thing for me to grab at the grocery store. I have one bottle per week, and I just drink one little cup per day.
Now, grape juice — so there’s this study at the University of Cincinnati that really shows that people who drink grape juice versus the placebo group had a recall of, I would say, about 20 percent higher over three months. Now, think about it. If you wanted to learn anything, if this just little grape juice could help you, why not, right?
So try to incorporate, also, other food items such as almonds. They’re really easy to find, they’re not that expensive, and as snacks they are amazing. Again grains are great for a Vitamin E [sic], which is also important in the formation of red blood cells and, also, it helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by over 50 percent.
So I think we learned a lot today. I hope you can try to recall this Body System just one more time maybe next week, maybe next month. And why don’t you share it with others? Just say those nine items using your own body and try to help them use the same system.
WakeUp Memory. I really feel like it’s more like a revolution in the 21st century where we have so much technology that we’re using in order to help our memory. But what about what we actually have? This most powerful engine we have in our entire body, which is the brain.
So thank you very much everybody for being here. My name is Claire, and you can find more at wakeupmemory.com. You can maybe help your students. You can help your own children and your colleagues as well. Have an excellent day.
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