The post Can berries, grapes and red wine prevent memory loss? appeared first on Your Brain Health. This week, I wanted to speak a little more about some of the nutrients that are found in berries that neuroscience has found have a positive effect on the brain and cognition. Plant polyphenols and the ageing brain Associate Professor Paul Cherniack from the University of … [Read more...] about Can berries, grapes and red wine prevent memory loss?
The post Is your brain safe from sugar? appeared first on Your Brain Health. Did you quit sugar yet? I haven’t… I try to limit refined, processed junk, and follow a Mediterranean diet, but sadly, I’m quite partial to a piece of chocolate with my afternoon post-nap coffee. Quitting sugar, or at the very least, paying attention to regulating your blood glucose levels … [Read more...] about Is your brain safe from sugar?
Imagine this: thinking about exercise strengthens your muscles, even if you don’t move an inch. Mental imagery not only activates the same brain regions as the actual movement but also can speed up the learning of a new skill. Mental imagery and sports performance Mental imagery, mental practice, or visualisation is a technique that has been used by sports … [Read more...] about Imagine this: Mental imagery strengthens neural circuits.
The post 27 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day changes brain structure appeared first on Your Brain Health. I confess that I’m struggling with my new meditation practice. I’ve diagnosed myself with a severe case of monkey-mind. Monkey-mind = a buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; … [Read more...] about 27 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day changes brain structure
The post I’m starting today – meditation, mindfulness and mind-emptiness appeared first on Your Brain Health. The Buddhist connection is one reason Mindfulness is so popular. It’ll make you a better mother/writer/human being. It’ll calm the mind chatter. You won’t get so angry! You’ll be happier and healthier. It’ll change your life! I’ve heard all this and more … [Read more...] about I’m starting today – meditation, mindfulness and mind-emptiness