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The three vital steps in safeguarding the health of your brain

brainhealthModern health science has enabled man to live longer by fighting most diseases that lead to high mortality. Unfortunately, there is a remarkable rise in degenerative brain disorders. The progress that is being made in brain research, ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat degenerative brain ailments and other problems affecting the mental health is discussed and presented at Brain Awareness Week (BAW). BAW happens every year. This year’s workshop took place between the 13th and 19th of March.

Johan C Jeronimus, Ealing Chiropractor, the Neuroworks Chiropractic Clinic’s DC DACNB has put together three easy steps of taking care of the brain and ensuring its health throughout our lifetime in line with this year’s BAW.


Exercise boosts thinking and memory. Direct outcomes from exercise include reduced insulin resistance, inflammation, and body’s stimulation to release the growth factors (chemicals). These factors are beneficial to the health of the brain cells. They also influence the likelihood of new brain cells surviving and the increase in the numbers. It also affects ways new blood vessels grow in the brain.

Reducing anxiety and stress in addition to improving sleep and your overall mood brings about indirect benefits to brain health. These areas are causes or contributing factors to cognitive impairment.

To help you keep motivated and stick to the goals, join a class, hire a personal trainer or partner with a gym buddy. Moreover, protect the brain with a headgear when playing or working out. Get checked up for any head injury.

Brain nourishment

You can keep both your body and the brain healthy deep into old age by eating healthy, moderating your alcohol intake and taking nutrition supplements to deal with the nutritional shortfall.

  • Antioxidants like blueberries protects the brain from oxidative stress
  • Deep-water fish like wild salmon is rich in Omega-3, which are vital to normal and healthy brain function.
  • Get Vitamin E from such foods as nuts. An ounce of the nutrient reduces cognitive decline brought by age.
  • Monounsaturated fats such as in avocados lower the blood pressure helps promote the healthy flow of the blood
  • Whole grains have dietary fiber that lowers the risk associated with heart disease. This, in turn, ensures adequate blood supply to the brain.
  • Pulses and beans are vital in stabilizing blood sugar. The glucose is the fuel that keeps the body running. Stable glucose ensures the brain has the energy it needs.
  • A modest caffeine intake improves mood, memory, and focus. Take two to three cups of freshly brewed tea or coffee.
  • Dark chocolate is an antioxidant that helps improve mood and concentration.


Sufficient sleep that is of good quality is beneficial to the brain and also our moods, anxiety levels, and stress. Our brain’s transmitters are refueled when asleep. They include Serotonin, which helps reduce stress and anxiety as we go through daily activities.

Sleep deprivation leads to negative emotions, thoughts, and likelihood of a depression

Sleep also flushes out toxins that accumulate when we are awake.