Brain Wave; 5 Things You Never Knew About Your Mind

Posted by Suzi | January 18, 2013



Whenever you think of yourself as a bit ordinary, just consider your brain! It really is the most amazing thing. I’ve recently become a bit fascinated with mine- realising how what I think (and choosing to think bigger and better) can effect everything that unravels before my eyes.

It was recently believed that the brain was pretty much a solid thing; just getting worse the older you got. Now scientists have discovered your mind is constantly changing! Your brain will not be the same when you’ve finished reading this article, just as it’s physically different from how it was yesterday and tomorrow it will change all over again.

I must admit I’ve never even considered my brain health before but if you look into neurological diseases, the statistics are quite eye-popping. From depression to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, strokes, migraines etc; a 2007 report by The United Nations reported that 1 in 6 people worldwide will suffer from a neurological problem at some point.

Ever wondered how to whip a healthy mind into shape?! No, me either, but read on!

 

 

Picture credits (from left): The Thinker; Meditation; Brain cupcake; exercisebath.

 

 

 




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  5. I love all this new brain science, it’s very exciting.

    Comment by Edward — February 5, 2013 #

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    Comment by Dana — March 28, 2013 #

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    Comment by Brynn — March 28, 2013 #

  8. Love your post, always uplifting, always with a smile!
    Have some more info about the brain which I’ve been studying for Harem lately…:

    The brain is the only organ in the body that never completely rests. As a result, it has one of the highest rates of free radicals.
    The brain consumes twenty percent of all the oxygen in the blood and 25% of all the glucose in the blood, despite it being only 2% of the body-mass. All components of the brain are constantly being replaced of which Omega 3 is the fastest (being replaced in only 2 weeks), which means that if you’re deficient in it, your brain changes its structure very quickly. Omega 3 fats improve memory and brain functions. It is found in: natural oils like olive oil, nuts, avocados, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, fatty fish etc.
    The brain consist of sixty percent fat, which is higher than any other organ. But, animal fats absorb pesticides, herbicides and other toxins, so you should eat less animal fats and more of the above. Selenium has a lot to do with a healthy functioning of the brain, particularly with behavior. Deficiencies can trigger confusion or even depression.
    Seratonin regulates the brain’s activity to resist aggressive acts, it’s like a calming neurotransmitter, but is the most connected with depression and suicide. When levels are too low, there is a higher risk of suicide, depression, and aggression. (Corn and corn products are very low in tryptophan, the substance that makes serotonin in your brain).

    Comment by Sandra Shoemake Zwollo — March 29, 2013 #

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