Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?
Movement/exercise is critical for overall brain health and wellness. Recent research reveals that exercise promotes neurogenesis; your brain's ability to adapt and grow new brain cells.
During exercise nerve cells produce proteins that stimulate the production of another protein in the brain called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which stimulates the growth of new neurons and helps protect existing brain cells.
Physcial activity produces biochemical changes that strengthen your body and your brain – and in areas associated with memory and learning.
Today in the news we hear about diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. People suffering from these types of neurodegernative diseases have major inflammation in their bodies. Why is inflammation so rampant in our society today? Stress is a big contributor, the introduction of thousands of chemicals into the environment is another huge contributor, and the foods we consume can cause an inflammatory response in our body. Continue reading →