Ways To A Better Brain


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August 9, 2011

 

Interview with Dr. Larry McCleary author of the book The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, EnhanceAttention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want your brain to work at its best -get some sleep.

 

Dr. Larry McCleary:
If you're sleep-deprived for twenty-four hours, your brain functions as well as a person who is legally intoxicated in most states in the U.S. So that shows you how much your brain depends on sleep.
 


Dr. Larry McCleary

Neurosurgeon Dr. Larry McCleary, author of the book The Brain Trust Program, says exercise really helps your brain.

 

Because if you look at the nerve cells that are the functional cells of a brain (the brain's made up of a hundred billion nerve cells) , exercise increases chemicals within the nerve cells called neurotrophins and those are what drive new nerve cell formation and they also make nerve cells more resistant to the aging process. And similar findings occur with mental exercise.

 

And the mental exercises that improve your brain can be fun.

 

You can try using chopsticks to eat food. Or you can take a shower and close your eyes so that you depend upon your other senses. If you're right-handed eat dinner with a fork in your left hand. It causes your brain to react in a way it's not used to reacting and that forms stronger nerve cells and more diffuse connections and that makes the brain a better computer and more resistant to the aging process.
 

  
 

 

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