A healthy brain means a healthy life—and a healthy life means a healthy brain. While genes and environment affect our brain development, lifestyle is responsible for most types of changes in brain function. The choices we make actively help or hinder how effectively we can process information, retrieve memories, regulate our emotions, communicate clearly, create and imagine, and solve problems. Healthy amounts of quality nutrition, exercise, rest, intellectual and creative stimulation, and social connection are all crucial boosts to the system, while artificial stimulants and suppressants, head injuries, sleep deprivation, and social isolation all have direct tangible impacts on our brain health.
Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety? When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity.
In this informative talk about brain health, Dr. Daniel G. Amen makes a powerful case for preventative living through healthy habits. In a time where bodies are expanding and brains are shrinking, he calls this game-changing lifestyle The Brain Warrior’s Way.