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What goes on in my brain?

Your brain is most probably the most important organ in your body. It Controls actions and reactions throughout the body, enabling you to think, feel, have feelings, and memories. Basically all things that make you feel human.

The brain should normally have over 100 billion nerve cells, called neurons and are connected to other cells , which make the brain have countless connections. Everything one does and thinks, voluntarily or not, actions, thoughts, and feelings is a result of these neurons sending messages to one another through electrical and chemical signals.

For messages to come across to other nerve cells, very specialised chemical messengers’ co-ordinate the transmission of signals and are named neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters interact with target sites called receptors found all over the body, and regulate a wide variety of processes which include; memory, energy, appetite, cognition, sleep, mood, emotions and feelings like; pleasure, pain, joy and cravings.

Neurotransmitters link the brain and spine to the rest of the body, effecting each part, organ, muscle, tissue, cell, and system, also being connected to the immune system and endocrine system. 

Therefore neurotransmitter imbalance can cause lots of health problems, including insomnia, weight gain, hormonal imbalance, pain, mood, anxiety, and behavioural issues.  Neurotransmitters can be balanced with nutritional supplements, but most importantly you need to eat right and care for your health.

Your brain needs good and balanced nutrition to serve you well:

 Protein is essential for brain health and is used in tissues, blood, enzymes, antibodies, and neurotransmitters.

Complex Carbohydrates contain key brain boosting nutrients like, B vitamins, zinc and magnesium.

Fats such as omega 3 and 6 have well been researched for brain health have them daily.

Sleep and brain regeneration have also been well researched, reenergising the calls, make sure you get a good nightly stretch.

Relax give yourself some alone time to reflect, meditate, get close to nature or simply chill out. Stress is damaging to brain function.

Exercise keeps your brain well oxygenated, healing damaged brain cells.

Don’t allow symptoms to persist, keep in check with your body!

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