brain function

Stimulate Your Brain With Origami


A unique craft that many in the Western Hemisphere would not think of as being a “brain game” or way to de-stress is the ancient and traditional Japanese art of origami. The technique of folding paper aids in memory and learning development, as well as a relaxing activity for those who want a way to [...]

Stimulate Your Brain With Origami2016-10-22T09:21:18+00:00

Use It Or Lose It – Not A Myth


No matter how long scientists study the brain they still don’t totally understand it. What they do know is that the brain, like any muscle, does wither and die off if not used. The connections begin to shrink and that cuts off communication. When communication is cut off memories can’t be formed and you lose [...]

Use It Or Lose It – Not A Myth2016-10-22T09:21:15+00:00

Potassium Protects Your Brain Cells


One of the three most important minerals you can have in your body is potassium. It is important for the proper functioning of nearly every cell in your body, and without it we won’t be able to function, and will die. It is important, therefore, that we make sure to have enough potassium in our [...]

Potassium Protects Your Brain Cells2016-10-22T09:07:42+00:00

Some Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Cause Brain Damage


Over-the-counter drugs are considered safe because they don’t require a prescription. That view has been challenged by some research. Some common brands of drugs taken by adults have been shown to negatively affect brain function. Anticholinergics affect the brain by blocking acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter. Those suffering from Alzheimer's disease typically have a marked [...]

Some Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Cause Brain Damage2016-10-22T09:07:47+00:00

ADHD Could Be An Offshoot of Gluten Sensitivity


It may sound strange to find that a grain you eat, and found in most of your food in some form or another, can have a negative effect on a brain function, but it can happen.  Research has found that gluten sensitivity could be at the root of many neurological and psychiatric conditions, including attention [...]

ADHD Could Be An Offshoot of Gluten Sensitivity2016-10-22T09:07:12+00:00

Stress, Anxiety and Your Memory


I am not going to suggest to you must avoid being stressed, after all it is part of being alive. With that said, you must learn to manage the stress effectively or your memory and health will be shot. If you have a high level of stress over a long period of time it can hurt your brain function in a major way. When you are stressed your body releases a hormone called cortisol.

Stress, Anxiety and Your Memory2016-10-22T09:06:02+00:00