The basic working unit of your brain is a neuron. It can also be called a nerve cell. It gets electrically excited to transmit information to a wide variety of cells through synapses. When this is humming, your brain is said to have a high state of neuroplasticity and you have no brain fog or brain diseases in your future. So you might think that the real deal of protecting your brain is protecting your neurons. But that’s not the case. The real protectors of your brain are glia cells that protect your neurons by feeding them proper substances. It always [...]
Dr. Berkson’s Birthday and Holiday Gift to protect your breasts and brains of those you love! Everything you ever wanted to know about natural progesterone… Progesterone is now regarded as so breast protective that there’s a scientific call to add it to breast cancer medications like Tamoxifen! It also promotes brain and sleep health in both men and women and works with Vitamin D to reduce inflammation in the nervous system and brain. Part 1 — Introduction to A Growing Understanding of Progesterone What is progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone. Its name comes from “pro”— meaning to support, and “gest” — [...]
Dr. Walter Crinnion is known as the physician that put environmental medicine on the map. On today's show we will talk about how your brain may be on fire and how that is linked to ADHD, depression, autoimmune diseases, cognitive diseases, eye diseases and more. What is the one thing a pregnant mom can do to reduce the risk of her child's brain on fire (ADHD) and how can you do this yourself in your home? Barbara Walters had Dr. Crinnion on The View. He's been a reviewer for the prestigious New England J of Medicine. He trains physicians around the world [...]
Brains file factoids into cranial files. Younger brains get info in and out faster, but older brains can adapt by being better at “attention” and “intention”. Learn exact steps to keep these adaptation systems flowing so your brain keeps up with you.
The older you get the harder it naturally becomes to put the world around us in order. But the human brain adapts. At the end of this article you'll find 6 steps to help your brain adapt even better. In order to process the massive amount of information you receive daily—and every day this amount is growing by leaps and bounds—your brain builds file cabinets. Brains categorize into physiologic files. This understanding comes from neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. They looked at the way brains categorize factoids into “cranial files” and how this capacity varies throughout phases of a lifetime. Younger [...]
Learn about delicious foods that are easy to prepare and consume but offer huge protection for your gut wall, your cancer fighting capabilities, and the physical soul in your brain: your hippocampus. Learn which foods keep you sharp and making more memories while you easily remember your old ones.
Walnuts are a magically food. They contain ellagic acid. Ellagic acid promotes a healthy and diverse microbiome (good gut bugs). Ellagic acid also is gut wall protective. It promotes appropriate gut wall permeability. Thus, ellagic acid is an immune booster because most of our immune system lives inside the gut wall and performs its job descriptions by constant cross-talk with our gut bugs. Thus ellagic acid, and eating walnuts, helps treat food reactivities as well as many gut problems. It also helps to prevent them. But it’s especially cancer protective. Walnuts fight cancer. In animal models, walnuts, given as part of [...]
Modern Dilemma. In America today, marital relationships and personal moods seem pretty hard to hold together. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Studies say 20 to 72% of husbands commit adultery and 10 to 54% of wives do likewise . Try as we may to achieve happy relationships, many fail. Moods are murky. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults and cost one-third of all monies spent on mental health. The National Center for Health Statistics shows that one in ten Americans (and one out of four women in their 40s and 50s) take antidepressants. What if there was a safe [...]
FITNESS is not only about VANITY but RESILIENCE. And BRAIN PLASTICITY. I am writing this based on a comment my dear neighbor said when I gave her a special birthday gift. A homemade coupon good for a fitness session with me at the gym. This weekend she “cashed” in. She has, like we all do, some special body stuff, so it was a time for me to help her see how she might use the machines to her advantage while avoiding her disadvantages. I like to give experiences, not just “stuff” (though her birthday bag did have some phthalate free vanilla [...]
Can we self-treat depression by counting our blessings (gratitude exercises)? What does science say?Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson2019-01-17T18:57:23-06:00
What can you do to self-help your moods that may help you avoid medication for depression, or lower your dose, or get you singing in the shower again, or yelling at your mate less? These are called positive activity interventions (PAIs), and they are now found to offer a safe, low-cost, and self-administered approach to managing depression. PAIs offer hope to individuals with depressive disorders who do not respond or have access to adequate medical therapy, or perhaps even for those that want to try to get off meds. More than 100 million people around the globe suffer from depression. An [...]