Do You Exercise Your Brain?

brainEver heard of brain plasticity? It’s brains ability to change for better or worse.

Our brain can physically change with learning, every time we learn something new brain creates new neural pathways. Exercising your brain is as important as exercising your body. What are some of the things you can do to enhance your brains plasticity?

Besides challenging and stimulating your brain proper nutrition is very important for healthy brain. The following foods will improve brain function: oily fish, walnuts, olive oil, coconut oil, spinach, dark chocolate (YUMMY), avocados, water, beets, garlic, berries.

There are foods that interfere with your brain function & can permanently damage nerve cells. According to Dr. Blaylock, the author of the book “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills” artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) can cause neurological diseases. Excitotoxins are substances that cause damage and eventually cell death. They are present in almost all processed foods, commercial soups, frozen foods. In many cases they are being added in disguised forms, such as natural flavoring, spices, yeast extract, textured protein, soy protein extract, etc. According to Dr. George Schwarts, toxicologist and the author of “In Bad Taste” MSG is a nerve poison. Our national consumption of MSG went from one million pounds in 1950 to 300 times that amount today. Some of the common symptoms of eating MSG may be: headaches, urinary problems, skin rushes, runny nose, insomnia, diarrhea, upset stomach, etc.

To keep your brain healthy:

  • Improve blood sugar management
  • Stimulate your brain
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Stay hydrated
  • Proper nutrition

About the author 

Ani Papazyan

Ani is a pain relief specialist and an educator. She utilizes advanced pain relief manual therapy techniques, functional nutrition, genetics, and education to help people overcome pain and do what they love.

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