Your brain is responsible for every bodily function, so you need to keep it safe. In order to work at its optimum performance until The Big Sleep, follow these 10 common practices that may help you go against that goal.
The ability of the brain to think different ways, make new connections and retain memories is called neuroplasticity. Without intellectual stimulation, your brain—like any other organ—will atrophy.
- No Breakfast
Without having a breakfast in the morning, you will feel sluggish but also your brain which is revving up for another busy day. Not having a proper nutrition day aftrer day will cause your metabolism to slow and your brain to shut down some functions—permanently.
Moreover, according to Japanese study, people who routinely skip breakfast are thirty-six percent more likely to suffer a brain hemorrhage.
Eating breakfast also curbs cravings and over-eating later in the day.
- Cell phones
We all know that exposure to radiation in close proximity and for longer period of time is detrimental to human health. Make sure to put away your cell phone when you go to bed because at very least, it is distracting and can disrupt sleep.
According to a Swedish study, the radiation from a cell phone can also cause headaches and confusion. Another recent study established a definite link between cell phone radiation and cancers, including brain tumors. In order to limit cell phone use, use a headset and put it as far away from you as possible and as often as possible.
- Working through illness
If you feel sick, you should rest and eat properly because even with a simple cold your body’s immune system is already working at full capacity to fight the infection.
Avoid over-eating as it leads to excess weight and to obesity. People most commonly eat more than it is necessary and they intake food that lacks in nutrition. In this way, the body remains hungry because it’s not getting what it needs in the form of nutrition and so we eat more.Nutrient-poor foods do not optimize brain performance. In addition, chronic obesity has been directly associated with low brain volume and dementia.
We are social animals and we are meant to talk to one another. Due to the fact that oral communication uses a different part of the brain than written, you need to talk more to other people in order to exercise this part of the brain. Moreover, lack of social interaction can cause depression and anxiety—also products of the brain.
- Sleep Deprivation
Not enough emphasis can be put on the value of regular, good quality, adequate amounts of sleep. Your brain is as active while sleeping as while awake.Two of the critical activities that take place while you sleep are the long-term storage of memories and daily housekeeping, eliminating toxins.
Without enough sleep, your memory suffers and you run a much greater risk of neurodegenerative disease due to plaque accumulation.
You already know that cigarettes are harmful because they contain a host of toxic chemicals, many adversely affecting the brain. From 2004 research:
“The study found that cigarette smoking alone caused damage to neuronal viability and cell membranes in the midbrain and on cell membranes of the cerebellar vermis. These brain regions are involved in fine and gross motor functions and balance and coordination.”
The best thing is to quit before your start drooling. The best part about quitting smoking is that our body is extraordinarily resilient and most of any damage caused by smoking will be repaired over a relatively short time.
People should definitely avoid too much sugar intake because It is bad for every system in your body, including the central nervous system. According to many studies, regular excess sugar ingestion is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Air pollution
One of the biggest problem for all people is air pollution which can only be avoided if we all wear an oxygen mask all the time. The air we breathe is full of harmful particles that affect all facets of the human condition.
It has been discovered that air pollution causes brain shrinkage and cognitive impairment, amongst other things. What we breathe and absorb through skin moves through the bloodstream, permeating every organ—including the brain.
Many researchers state that air pollution is linked to the development and exacerbation of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Moreover, ambient air pollution is just as bad. This problem cannot be solved easily, but it would be a great start if we could ban geoengineering.
Below is an excerpt from an article by neurologist Russell L. Blaylock, MD:
“My major concern is that there is evidence that they are spraying tons of nanosized aluminum compounds. It has been demonstrated in the scientific and medical literature that nanosized particles are infinitely more reactive and induce intense inflammation in a number of tissues. Of special concern is the effect of these nanoparticles on the brain and spinal cord, as a growing list of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) are strongly related to exposure to environmental aluminum.
“Studies have shown that these particles pass along the olfactory neural tracts, which connect directly to the area of the brain that is not only most affected by Alzheimer’s disease, but also the earliest affected in the course of the disease. It also has the highest level of brain aluminum in Alzheimer’s cases.
“The intranasal route of exposure makes spraying of massive amounts of nanoaluminum into the skies especially hazardous, as it will be inhaled by people of all ages, including babies and small children for many hours. We know that older people have the greatest reaction to this airborne aluminum. Because of the nanosizing of the aluminum particles being used, home-filtering systems will not remove the aluminum, thus prolonging exposure, even indoors.”