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My brain is the most important organ to me. People tend to forget about it but what are some ways to improve my mental health for the better?
Balanced living: To improve general mental health, i recommend balanced living that includes a nutritious diet (to extent possible, try to avoid processed foods), 80 to 100 ounces of water each day, regular exercise, spending time with compatible friends, pursuing your dreams, regular meditation, keeping a diary, avoiding drug and alcohol abuse, and reading the four agreements and other inspiring books. ...Read more
Mental and physical: While i agree with the previous answer, it has also been shown that physical activity can help maintain cognitive function. "dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults. " for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/physical-activity-really-does-enhance-cognition/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't curve my appetite. Im a food addict. I eat just to eat. I don't have a shut off switch in my brain. I can't take it anymore. What can I do! ?
Food Addiction: You may want to consider an addiction program that specializes in food addiction, while you are working with the bariatric specialist. You may not need surgery if you can find the emotional and or physical causes for the addiction, and get these treated. If you behavior is addictive this may be the answer you are looking for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can indeed: As with most physical exercise, tai chi can be very good for keeping both the body and brain active and, as a result, young. The attention to detail in learning the specific details of the movements is very good for brain and body and is a very low impact form of exercise. Although at its heart it is an extremely effective form of martial combat, tai chi is very useful for relaxation and meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do we get "brain freezes" when we eat cold things too quickly? What is the underlying definition of a brain freeze?
Brain freezes: When you eat or drink something cold, the cold thing touches the roof of your mouth, which causes the blood vessels to constrict in an attempt to prevent loss of body temperature. As the coldness fades, the blood vessels dilate, quickly increasing blow flow to the brain. This sudden increase of blood flow in the brain causes intense headache as you describe. Eat cold things slowly! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
STAY ALERT: To stay alert during the day, it is very important to get enough hours of sleep, a teenager should sleep not less than 9 hrs, an adult person should sleep at least 6-7 hrs, when you sleep the required hours which are needed for your brain to get rested, you will wake up refreshed and able to start your day alert and able to focus and pay attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain Freeze, too: Brain freeze from ingesting ice cold foods is common & multifactorial, as are headaches. Such pain can originate from the skin, fat, muscle, blood vessels or within the cranium from great venous sinuses, their tributaries, the dura and its arteries, the falx cerebri, & the large arteries at the base of the brain (all of which have pain fibers). Also, migraines can trigger from alcohol and foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whole grains!: We live in a world of processed and fast food. Natural is usually best. Brown rice and whole grains and much healthier and help maintain a normal blood sugar level which feeds the brain. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants which help scavenge free radicals from the body which can be damaging. And of course water to remove wastes. Sunlight and exercise are also critical as is rest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress and fatigue: Given that you are only 23, this is most likely caused from a lack of sleep and stress. If you have any signs of stroke or weakness in a part of your body, you should see a doctor, but most likely you need to get some rest and start reducing stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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