Did you know…
- Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe.
- Your brain never turns off or even rests – through your entire life.
If you don’t take care of your brain, you lose, on average, 85,000 brain cells a day. That’s what causes aging.
With appropriate forethought, however, you can reverse that trend and dramatically slow your brain’s aging process. In order to work properly, the brain needs fuel, oxygen, and stimulation. Just like any other living thing, a brain needs fuel to grow, function and repair itself. Glucose and oxygen run the engine that power your brain cells. Unlike other cells in your body, glucose is the only fuel your brain knows how to use. Anything that impairs glucose delivery to brain cells is life threatening.
Oxygen is required to produce energy, without it the energy powerhouses of neurons called mitochondria will not produce enough energy to keep your brain alive. Because blood delivers glucose and oxygen to your brain, nothing must get in the way of blood flow if the brain is to stay healthy. Unconsciousness will occur after 8-10 seconds after loss of blood supply to the brain.
When you stimulate your brain’s neurons in the right way, you make them more efficient; they function better, and you are more likely to have an active, learning brain throughout your life. The best sources of stimulation for the brain are physical exercise, mental exercise and social bonding. When the brain experiences trauma, the limbic system can be dramatically impacted. Let Energetic Health teach you an 8-step process to help you restore and rejuvenate your limbic system.