This series of four short videos from the author and retired neurosurgeon Dr Russell Blaylock bring the encouraging news that the brain is more plastic than was previously thought. He says that provided the brain is given the proper nutrition and rest and neurotoxins are avoided where possible, that the brain can become increasingly complex throughout life and capable of greater function and wisdom.
This is in sharp contrast to the previous notion that we were all on a slippery slope from the cradle to the grave as neurons died in their millions on a daily basis throughout life.
In these videos, Dr Blaylock discusses such issues as:
The importance of maintaining steady blood glucose levels in order to minimise free radical damage to the brain
The cumulative effect of toxin exposure(s) on the brain
The long-term effects of excitotoxins such as MSG and aspartame on the brain - even after short-term exposure
The nutrients required for optimal brain health and to prevent the degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
The damaging effect of so-called 'healthy' omega 6 oils
The relationship between excess abdominal fat and neurological disease.
Dr Russell Blaylock's books includingExcitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life can be found under Natural Recovery in the Recommended Reading section of this website.
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Brain repair: Article summary
This article accompanies a series of 4 videos by the retired neurosurgeon and author, Russell Blaylock on the topic of brain repair. The long term consequences of exposure to various toxins and the supportive influence of nutrition on brain and neuron health are discussed.
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The Natural Recovery Plan Newsletter August 2010 Issue 8. Copyright Alison Adams 2010. All rights reserved Dr Alison Adams Dentist, Naturopath, Author and Online Health Coach www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com