Keeping Your Brain Young: Tips from a Leading Neuroscientist
I really learned that there are a lot of things that we can do personally to help change the wiring of our brain, whether that be through diet and lifestyle changes or some of the really unique technologies that we have available.
On a recent episode of Rewired Radio, Erika Spiegelman sat down with Dr. Kristen Willeumier, a leading neuroscientist, to discuss the importance of brain health as we age. As Dr. Willeumier noted, just as we take care of our bodies through exercise and healthy eating, we must also consider how to keep our brains functioning at peak condition throughout our lives.
Dr. Willeumier has dedicated her career to researching the brain-body connection and exploring how we can maintain cognitive function as we age. During her conversation with Erika, she shared numerous tips and insights on how to achieve this goal.
One key area Dr. Willeumier highlighted is the impact of our emotional state on our brain function. When we experience stress, our bodies release cortisol and glucocorticoids, which can have negative effects on our brain health. However, Dr. Willeumier noted that daily meditation can help restore these areas of the brain and promote healthy brain habits.
Dr. Willeumier also discussed a range of technologies that can be used to promote brain health, including neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Additionally, she emphasized the importance of diet and lifestyle choices in reducing the risk of degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and dementia. By reducing consumption of allergenic foods like dairy, soy, wheat, and corn, and limiting caffeine intake, individuals can take steps to promote healthy brain function.
Throughout the episode, Dr. Willeumier emphasized the importance of creating healthy brain habits that are practiced consistently over time. These habits can have profound benefits for our overall well-being, and help us maintain cognitive function as we age.
If you're interested in learning more about how to keep your brain young and healthy, be sure to listen to the full episode of Rewired Radio with Erika Spiegelman and Dr. Kristen Willeumier here on alcoholfree.com.