How do you take care of your brain?There are a lot of components that go into having a healthy brain including genetics, brain stimulation, a healthy spine, good nutrition, exercise and more. How do we maintain a healthy brain development from birth to childhood to adulthood?Here are some great ways to improve brain function:
2. Reading is another great way to stimulate the brain. Reading can help eliminate stress, improve memory and concentration, can keep your mind sharp and can even slow mental decline.3. We've all heard the term "brain food" and this is because diet plays a crucial roll in cognitive capacity and brain development. The nutrients from the foods we eat help build brain cell tissue. Getting the proper nutrients in your body can help your brain regulate hormones, improve memory and concentration, and improve sharpness and brain flexibility.4. Meditation can help calm the mind and relieve stress. Studies show that meditation increases concentration and attention by weakening the amygdala, "known as our brain’s “fight or flight” center and the seat of our fearful and anxious emotions" (Wolkin). The amygdala can be seen decreasing in brain cell volume after meditation/mindfulness. This allows for higher order brain functions to be strengthened, allowing you to think more clearly.All these activities and ways of living play an important roll in keeping the brain in great condition. It's important to do everything you can to keep your brain functioning at the best level possible throughout all stages of life. It's crucial to pay attention to the 5 Foundations of Health and to support the brain especially during a child's development. Everything in the body is designed to work together to keep the body balanced and healthy, but things can interfere with this such as poor diet or spine health.Sources:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2805706/http://www.mindful.org/how-the-brain-changes-when-you-meditate/
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This is the most common response I hear any time I ask to see a patient’s blood work. They have been told that everything is normal, yet they still feel awful. How could this be the case? This post is specifically about why medical and functional blood analysis is different and absolutely needs to be understood. Medicine evaluates "normal"/non-pathological blood values. Archetype uses "optimal" blood values which are smaller in a acceptable range but are compared other lab values to determine the cause of your issue..