Do you realize that your brain health impacts:
Your relationships with loved ones;
Your work performance;
Your overall health, immunity and whether you are susceptible to certain illnesses;
Your health habits and how well you eat and take care of yourself;
Your success in life!
As you may be aware there is a very strong brain-body connection. In fact, your digestive system or gut houses approximately 500 million neurons, which is why we now realize we have two brains – one in our heads and one in our guts!
We are integrated systems – each part is connected to the others and impacts all of them. However, brain health is now known to powerfully influence all other systems. So here are some important ways to keep your brain healthy and in turn all other aspects of your being according to Dr. Caroline Leaf.
She recommends detoxing the brain, body and mind and I thoroughly agree. In fact detox is the first step in all my coaching, including my Today is Still the Day 7 Week Plan. The quality and foods you choose to nourish yourself with will either assist detoxification or create more toxicity. So proper nutrition is an effective first step.
She clarifies the distinction between the brain (the physical organ) and the mind and the need to detoxify the mind as well. The mind, which is also referred to as the heart, is constantly bombarded with toxic thoughts, emotions, relationships and beliefs and regularly clearing those is critical to overall health and wholeness.
Prayer and scriptural meditation is my first choice for this process. Another very effective and simple way to detoxify those negative, toxic stressors is using EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique or tapping. I practice this regularly with a decidedly Christian slant and find it to be one of the best ways to address anxiety, stress and toxic thinking.
What steps are you intentionally taking to keep your brain as healthy as possible?
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