The Neuro Nine: Unleashing Your Inner Brainpower!

Andrea Breaux
3 min readMay 14

“Whoa!” LJ said, as he caught the falling kitchen cabinet door just as Annie walked in. He examined the screw holes. “Looks like they are stripped. I can fix this.”

He returned from the garage with two small pieces of wood, which he packed in the holes. “Now, I’ll let this sit for a few minutes before putting the door back up,” he said.

“Will the extra wood reduce the size of the holes and hold the screws in place?” Annie asked.

“Yes,” LJ replied. “It’s an old technique my dad and granddad taught me when helping them build and repair houses.”

“LJ, you are a genius!” Annie exclaimed. “You remember everything you ever learned? To what do you credit for your amazing memory? Could it be all our healthy meals?”

“Absolutely!” LJ quipped. “We’ve reduced most of the sugar from our diet. We’ve eliminated alcohol and eat mainly plant-based, which provides daily minerals and vitamins vital to brain health. I want to keep my intellect sharp for life, so I’m all for eating healthy food daily.

“Well said, sweetheart. It sounds like you’re talking about the Neuro Nine — food categories designed to help unleash our brain’s full potential.”

“Remind me what they are,” laughed LJ.

The Neuro Nine refers to food categories proven by science to have numerous health benefits. Each contains essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients that keep the body and mind in tip-top shape. Eating these foods can help increase mental sharpness and clarity and reduce inflammation. Plus, they provide much-needed energy for both. A diet rich in these foods can also improve overall health, even reducing your chances of developing certain diseases.

The categories include:

Green leafy vegetables are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals essential for brain health. They are high in folate, which supports memory and concentration, and Vitamin K, which helps with cognitive function.

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, are high in fiber, keeping the digestive tract healthy and lowering the risk of dementia. They are also high in Vitamin C and magnesium, essential for brain health.

Andrea Breaux

Andrea started based on her goal to inspire a shift in consciousness that recognizes food-as-medicine as the core of good health.