How to take care of brain health and why it matters


Brain diseases are one of the most common phenomena in the world. Senile sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke… Nearly half of the adult population struggles with a headache at least once a month.

The quality of our life directly depends on the work of the brain: when the head is foggy, you feel tired and unable to think clearly. Caring for the brain is an investment in overall health. And good prevention of senile diseases. Selected from our books are the basic principles that must be followed to keep the brain healthy.

Watch your nutrition

According to the latest research, which was conducted in the most reputable scientific institutions around the world, the health of the brain and the development of its various diseases are very much dependent on what happens in the intestines. You heard right: the most crucial aspect on which the general well-being and mental health of a person depends is the state of the intestinal microflora.

In the book “Intestine and Brain”

Eat the Right Fats

Eating enough fats—more specifically, the right fats—is critical to maintaining myelin (which is part of the sheath of nerve fibers) and maintaining brain signaling. Cholesterol deficiency can deteriorate cognitive function and memory, especially in those who eat a diet high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and low in cholesterol. A study published in the European Journal of General Medicine found that a diet low in dietary fat and cholesterol and high in carbohydrates contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. On the other hand, eating foods high in healthy fats improves memory and cognitive function in both healthy patients.

In the book “Biohacking the Brain”

Get rid of toxins

Detox can happen in many ways, but it is an essential part of taking care of your health. The detrimental effect that toxins have on the brain makes detoxification an important step in optimizing brain function. In truth, our body already has its system for eliminating toxins and can get rid of most of them on its own, but it would be naive to assume that it can cope with the processing and removal of all those chemicals that we are exposed to every day, from natural environmental toxins such as mycotoxins to man-made toxins such as lead paint. Unfortunately, isolating yourself from them is not so easy. You may not be aware of their presence, but the brain senses them as they put even more stress on the mitochondria.

In the book “Biohacking the Brain”

Less trash light

Today, we are exposed to a more unnatural spectrum of light than ever before. Let’s call it garbage light. Once upon a time, we accidentally spoiled our health by playing with nature and transforming food into fast food. Now we are spoiling our health by changing natural light sources and creating garbage light. Mitochondria (they produce the energy that feeds us) do not tolerate it well, because they evolved in a different light.

To make up for the junk lighting (which is almost all artificial light) that you will inevitably be exposed to during weekdays, make sure you get some healthy light as well. The best option is sunlight. Go outside in the morning without sunglasses for at least five minutes. Sunlight has the most suitable spectrum for our body: from infrared to ultraviolet. Mitochondria (the energy that powers us is produced in them) will work better when they receive a signal at the right time of day.

Get out in the sun more. Source

In cloudy weather, it is also useful to be outside more often in the morning and afternoon to set your biological clock.

In the book “Biohacking the Brain”

Out of an electromagnetic field

Mitochondria are semiconductors, meaning they conduct electricity. The process of energy production in mitochondria is electrical. This means that magnets and electromagnetic fields affect the mitochondria, and hence the body as a whole.

Protect yourself from electromagnetic fields: do not carry your phone in your pants pocket and use a headset when talking on the phone. This is another reason to turn off Wi-Fi at night or leave the phone in another room. If you want to increase the level of protection, you can install electrostatic precipitators in your home: they plug into outlets and reduce the chaotic reverberation in-home wiring, so you are exposed to fewer different electromagnetic fields.

In the book “Biohacking the Brain”
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Get enough sleep

Interestingly, when we sleep, brain cells shrink by almost 60 percent, making it easier for fluids in the tissues to circulating. All of this contraction, expansion, and fluid pumping (hey, we’re not talking about plumbing, we’re still talking about the brain) is done by the mitochondria. This means that if the mitochondria work efficiently, then the cleaning will be faster. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship: the better your mitochondria work, the better your lymphatic system functions, and the better your sleep. And the better you sleep, the better your mitochondria work because they’ve been stripped clean.

In general, if you want to give everyone the heat during the day, you need to get better sleep at night.

In the book “Biohacking the Brain”

Stick to a low carb diet

One way carbs damage the brain is through spikes in blood sugar levels. At the point when it ascends, there is a prompt reduction in the degrees of synapses (these are the principal controllers of your temperament and mind work), like serotonin, adrenaline, norepinephrine, (these are the main regulators of your mood and brain function), such as serotonin, adrenaline, norepinephrine, GABA (an amino acid, the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter of the human and mammalian central nervous system) and dopamine. At the same time, the supply of B vitamins necessary for the production of these neurotransmitters (and several hundred other substances) is completely depleted.

As well as magnesium levels are reduced, which creates difficulties for the nervous system and liver. Even worse, high blood sugar sets off a reaction called glycation. In simple terms, this is the addition of glucose to proteins and some fats, which increases the rigidity of tissues, including the brain. In particular, glucose molecules combine with brain proteins and create new deadly structures that cause more damage than any other factor.

Add vegetables to your diet. Source

Sugar levels spike when we eat carbohydrate-rich foods, which is why experts recommend a low-carbohydrate diet.


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