The brain is the most important part of the human body as it is in a charge of all vital bodily functions. For that reason maintaining healthy and properly functioning brain is a must. In this article we shall present you 10 habits which can negatively affect your brain, therefore cease doing them anymore.
- No Breakfast
If this is your habit, then stop it as the consumption of breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are skipping it, the metabolism will slow down and the brain will shut down some of its functions.
A Japanese study revealed that persons who skip breakfast regularly are at 36% higher risk of experiencing a brain hemorrhage. The brain needs its nutrients each morning, and the people who consume it have better brain function.
Here is what this renowned professor of pediatrics at Duke University says regarding this matter, quoting:
“Without glucose our brain simply doesn’t operate as well. People have difficulty understanding new information, [they have a] problem with visual and spatial understanding, and they don’t remember things as well.”
Even though it seems that oral communication is not important given all the other existing ways of communication, it is a fact that oral communication is different from the written one at various levels as different parts of the brain are involved. Therefore, lack of oral communication and social interaction can cause anxiety and depression.
- Working Through Illness
Once the body is in a state of illness, the body and the immune system are working really hard to fight off the ongoing infection. So, if you work while being ill then you will prolong the healing length and become vulnerable to other issues among which is the brain function, as well.
- Cell Phones
Every electromagnetic field emits radiation, which is highly dangerous for people. Swedish researchers conducted a study on this issue and it was revealed that radiation from a cell phone causes headaches, confusion, and being related as well as with cancers, including brain tumors. In order to minimize the risk of such thing happening to you, limit the use of your cell phone and try to keep it away from you as much as you can, at least try not to sleep near it.
It is an acknowledged fact that over-eating can cause excess weight usually accompanied with obesity. The reason for this over-eating is that we consume foods poor in nutrients, thus resulting in over-eating and feeling hungry all the time. Such foods decline brain performance, which may led to brain-related conditions, including low brain volume and dementia.
Excessive consumption of sugar is detrimental for every cell, tissue, and organ in the body, and in this case the central nervous system. Moreover, scientists have proven the strong link between excess sugar intake and Alzheimer`s disease.
Neuro plasticity is the ability of the brain to think differently, keep memories, and make new connections. Shortage of intellectual stimulation diminishes brain`s effectiveness, like any other organ.
- Sleep Deprivation
Good night sleep is the essence of optimal health and well-being, including brain health. When the body is in sleeping condition, the brain does two crucial activities like storing memories and removing toxins. Lack of sleep leads to plaque buildup, memory changes, and elevated risk of neurodegenerative disease.
There is no need to say how detrimental smoking can be for your health; there are many studies that confirm this fact like the following ones, quoting:
“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.”
Fortunately for most ex-smokers the body is resilient and the significant part of the damage which smoking has caused can be reversed over a certain period of time.
- Air Pollution
Air pollution causes many health impairments and among them are cognitive impairment and brain shrinkage. While breathing the body receives all the present detrimental chemicals in the air, which are absorbed through the skin and then getting into the blood stream affecting each single organ, including the brain.
Many researchers have proven that air pollution is related to the development of Alzheimer`s disease, and Parkinson`s disease, even more it worsens the current condition. The only way to protect yourself from air pollution is by wearing an oxygen mask.
Here below is an amazing extract from an article written by neurologist Russell L. Blaylock, MD, quoting:
“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.”
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