Why do people with ADHD like music so much?
The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20% of the body’s calories. It is vital to consume foods that can maintain and facilitate high levels of brain activity daily. Here are some specific foods that studies show can boost brainpower!
When high-fat and high-calorie foods are consumed regularly, our brain’s ability to regulate hunger cues, and calorie intake gets reduced. A new study has shown evidence of how continuously eating a fatty diet seems to disrupt the neurological pathway between the brain and the gut.
The cells in charge of signaling the brain when we’ve had enough food are called astrocytes. According to new research published in The Journal of Physiology, calorie intake is regulated in the short term by astrocytes (large star-shaped cells in the brain that regulate many different functions of neurons in the brain). Astrocytes also control the signaling pathway between the brain and the gut, a path that can get interrupted by high calorie diets.
If you live in a crowded, congested area, you are most likely very familiar with air pollution. It usually takes on the form of brown haze over a town, highway, or other congested areas that contain a lot of factories. Some isn’t seen, but its gross smell is definitely noticeable. This is a major threat to global health and prosperity. Air pollution is responsible for more than 6.5 million deaths each year globally, according to an article from The Lancet. If you’re exposed to high levels of pollution, you may experience a rapid onset of symptoms. These can range from irritated airways to feeling out of breath and coughing.
It is a very well-known fact that heavy drinking is directly linked to chronic disease, from damage to the liver to a higher risk of throat, esophagus, and even breast cancer. What most people don’t know is that moderate drinking—namely, just one cup a day—could also posit some serious health risks. According to a new study, even moderate drinking may be related to higher iron levels in the brain. Iron accumulation in the brain can be detrimental to memory and thinking skills.
In an age where we are so preoccupied with social media and the internet, it’s common to hear someone say that they don’t like to read; but reading used to be a daily ritual for those who wanted the gain knowledge, improve their memory, and broaden their vocabulary. With multiple forms of communication and information available at our fingertips, it’s important not to lose touch with the practice of daily reading. While some people are often too busy to read, some don’t care to read at all.
Repeating words of affirmations have been trending lately all across social media. Words of affirmations are often used to challenge negative, unwanted thoughts that you may have about yourself or your life while promoting self-awareness and self-confidence. But does it really work? Can science and psychology back it up?
“Die Hard” star Bruce Willis will retire from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, which is a brain damage that hinders the person to express and understand spoken and written language. For “Die Hard” fans everywhere, this is a hard update to chew on, but Willis’s family is there to support him through aphasia challenges.
It’s crazy how fast a life could be taken from us with in a blink of an eye. Konrad Reuland, a former Jets and Ravens tight end, suffered from a brain aneurysm at the age of 29 on November 28, 2016. He underwent surgery shortly after declaring him brain dead. He was extremely uncomfortable and […]
Fitness Training:as we get older, the birth of our brain cells slows and tissue of our brain shrinks. Study shows that people ranging from 60 to 79 that do six month of aerobic fitness training, the brain volume makes a significant increase. Exercising boost brains building hormones:The chemical in the brain known as brain-derived neurotrophic […]