It is no coincidence that people with a healthy, fully functional brain are the happiest, most energetic, and most productive people. In contrast, toxic, stressed, or aged brains are common among people who suffer from depression, apathy, lack of energy, addictions, poor memory and poor cognitive performance.
The practical implication of accepting that the brain is the most critical and important part of our body is to understand that to be productive, kind, resilient and effective people it is imperative to have a healthy brain.
Today we know that it is perfectly possible to radically increase our energy levels, our emotional state and improve cognitive functions such as memory, creativity, and mental agility. That is to say,
But it is only when we manage to optimize the functioning of our brain that we reach our full potential. If any of you often experiences being lethargic, reluctant, tired and unable to perform to the fullest, having difficulty concentrating or remembering things that you used to do more easily, then you have much to improve.
The key to achieving this rests on something called NEUROGENESIS and another biological process called CELL BREATHING.
The NEUROGENESIS process by its own etymology (neuro = relative to the brain, genesis = origin or principle of a thing) refers to the ability of our organism to produce and manufacture new neurons, and it is nothing more than the form that the brain has To renew themselves and to counteract the effects of aging.
Even when we do not know everything we would like about the intricate mechanisms underlying many mental functions, and even what determines our individuality, our talents, or our personality, neuroscience has compiled an interesting collection of relative discoveries To the way in which the brain renews and repairs itself. Thanks to these advances, we now have a documented set of actions that optimize the NEUROGENESIS process.
Improving the rate at which our brain produces new neurons (NEUROGENESIS) while keeping them healthy and producing energy (CELL BREATHING) are the two most important pillars to improve the way we think, feel and develop in life.
- Improvements in cognitive functions of higher order (abstract thinking, planning)
- Improvement in memory and in the learning process
- Greater resilience and emotional regulation
- Increased protection against stress, anxiety and depression
- Best immune response
- Greater vitality
They imagine being able to get up every day full of energy and ready to eat the day, feel that they can respond adequately to the demands of their professional life, be able to effectively control the highest levels of stress, or have enough mental energy to overcome easily Challenges of academic or professional life? This is what we can achieve by bolstering the neurogenesis rate and the production of intra-cellular energy. This does not mean that we will never feel tired or stressed again, or that we will not have any fall in our productivity. That is impossible (for now) since we are not robots.
What it is about is to be able to feel better the greater percentage of the time acceding to a constant stable source of physical and mental energy that allows us to operate in a state of greater yield (and with less variability). When we achieve this, we will also experience a greater quality of life and a renewed vital impulse.
To achieve this it is necessary to adopt a set of activities and habits that stimulate the rate of neurogenesis while avoiding those environmental and lifestyle factors that reduce it. Most of the things we must do in this sense act synergistically and amplify each other. The main ones are:
To achieve this it is necessary to adopt a set of activities and habits that stimulate the rate of neurogenesis while avoiding those environmental and lifestyle factors that reduce it. Most of the things we must do in this sense act synergistically and amplify each other. The main ones are: To achieve this it is necessary to adopt a set of activities and habits that stimulate the rate of neurogenesis while avoiding those environmental and lifestyle factors that reduce it. Most of the things we must do in this sense act synergistically and amplify each other. The main ones are:
- Optimize our nutrition (eliminating certain neurotoxic substances like sugar, certain carbohydrates and most over-processed foods while increasing consumption of vegetables, quality proteins and essential fatty acids)
- Design a calibrated plan of natural supplementation that includes the main micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals and amino acids), especially those that support mitochondrial function and control oxidative stress (free radicals)
- Emotional regulation and effective stress management to reduce excessive release of hormones such as cortisol
- Rest of quality and regular exercise
In contrast, the main things that reduce the rate of neurogenesis and the ability of cells to produce energy are:
- High toxicity (heavy metals, bacterial overgrowth in the digestive system, pathogens, etc.)
- High production of free radicals
- Chronic inflammation and dysfunction in the immune response
- Prolonged exposure or elevated levels of stress
- Neurotoxic food consumption
- Lack of quality rest
It is important that we can internalize this information since only then will we learn to identify what promotes neurogenesis while avoiding that which reduces it. There is only one way to reverse memory loss, impairment of cognitive functions, and lack of energy that many people assume as inexorable fate as they age. It is when we increase the rate of neurogenesis that we achieve to reach our full potential. When we supply the right inputs while avoiding what is toxic, the brain can continue to function optimally regardless of age.
Of course genetic predispositions will continue to play a role since there are particularities and circumstances that are specific to each person, And although not all people achieve the same rate of neurogenesis, the prescriptions just detailed remain valid as they are based on biological processes that are common to all humans.