What keeps us functioning and healthy at an optimal level is out brain. Here, we’re going to present you 10 habits which are affecting our brain negatively. Our advice is to stop doing them right away!
Our brain’s ability to keep memories, think differently and make new connections is called neuroplasticity. If we don’t have a sufficient amount of intellectual stimulation, it will lead to a decline in our brain`s effectiveness.
2. No Breakfast
We are all aware that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If we don’t have breakfast, it will cause our metabolism to slow down and the brain shuts down some of its functions.
A Japanese study managed to prove recently that people who tend to skip breakfast regularly are at 36% higher risk of suffering a brain hemorrhage. If we nourish our brain’s function properly every morning, it will improve significantly.
A professor of pediatrics at Duke University says: “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.”
3. Cell Phones
It’s extremely harmful when the electromagnetic fields from our phones emit radiation. It’s especially harmful if we sleep next to a cell phone!
A study performed by Swedish researchers claims that radiation from a cell phone causes headaches, confusion, and is also associated with various brain tumors, as well as cancers. Make sure you stay away from using your cell phone as often as possible.
4. Working Through Illness
Our immune system along with our body does everything to fight off the infection when we’re ill. Illnesses and diseases also affect our brain function.
Excess of weight as well as obesity is often caused by over-eating. We all sometimes eat foods which are poor in nutrients. That usually makes us over-eat, but we also feel hungry all the time. Our brain performance is often diminished by nutrient-poor foods. It may later led to brain-related conditions including low brain volume and dementia.
Oral communication differs from the written one at many different levels mostly because they use a different part of the brain. People are social animals and they have the need to communicate, so if we lack any kind of communication whether it’s written or oral, it can manifest as depression and anxiety.
7. Lack of Sleep
The most important thing in order to have optimal health is having a quality sleep. It’s extremely important for the health of our brain. Our brain performs two important activities while we’re sleeping: eliminating toxins and storing memories. If we lack sleep, we’ll cause changes in the memory, plaque accumulation, and also an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
A study from 2004 proved this:
“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.”
Our body is fortunately resilient and significant part of the damage caused by smoking can be reversed in a period of time.
We all know how harmful it can be to intake sugar. It can harm every tissue, cell, and organ in the body, mostly our central nervous system. The science as well as the medicine show a very strong bond between Alzheimer’s disease and the excessive intake of sugar.
10. Air Pollution
We can’t avoid pollution in any way. Wearing an oxygen mask seems to be the only way so that we can avoid air pollution. While we’re breathing, our brain becomes full of detrimental chemicals which affect all of the aspects of human condition.
Air pollution has been known to cause cognitive impairment and brain shrinkage. Everything we breathe and absorb through our skin reaches the blood stream and affects every single organ, including our brain.
Air pollution is linked to development and worsening of Parkinson`s disease, Alzheimer`s disease, as well as numerous other neurodegenerative diseases.
Here is an excerpt of an article written 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.”