Guest Article by Mary Jeanus:
Let’s talk about Optimistic Ways to Take Care of Your Brain: Our brain is the most important organ in the human body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions of a body, it allows us to think and feel, and it enables us to have memories and feelings. It helps in self monitoring, attention, concentration, awareness, personality building and many more functions. It basically makes us human.
As our brain performs number of functions it sometimes deals with illness as well, problems like anxiety disorders, depression, eating and personality disorders, and much more. There are numerous ways to treat to treat mental illness but there is a problem known as ADHD. This can be treated clinically by ADHD doctors near me, you and everywhere in the world, but there is better solution to this problem and other mental problems as well. And the solution to this is travelling. We know that travel opens your eyes to minutiae of life, and studies suggest that it opens up your brain as well.
Our brain contains billions of nerve cells arranged in a pattern that coordinate thought, emotion, behavior, movement and sensation. A complicated highway system of nerves connects your brain to the rest of the body so the communication can occur in split seconds. Even before the birth your brain works throughout your life to control your body’s function and helps you understand and interact with the world around you after birth.
Maintaining a healthy brain will help your mind stay clear and active, so that you can continue to work, rest and play.
This is how important our brain is. It needs to be taken care of more than any other part of your body. So there are many ways to take care of your brain. Some of them are regular exercise, plenty of sleep, healthy diet, travelling and so many more.
Travelling being the most optimistic way to treat your brain, it is very crucial part of life. It helps to rejuvenate, relax and recharge brain. It is the best way to get out of the busy schedule and relax the brain. Brain doing multiple tasks every minute of your life needs relaxation too or else it creates irreversible problems. Travelling is actually a good remedy for stress, anxiety and depression. It also improves the mental and physical health.
It is found that the people travelling feel less depressed and anxious, and their body shows changes too. It upholds happiness and helps individual to take their mind off stressful situations, which leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content. Such people have increased plasma levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor protein, which keeps nerve cells healthy and saw reductions in makers of stress and inflammation in the body.
Different aspects of travelling impact different parts of brain from which we are totally unaware. For example, hiking expands motor cortex, navigating expands parietal lobe, taking in scenic views helps visual complex and adapting to new situation expands frontal lobe. So when you travel, your brain expands for good.
Our brain is a learning center. Studies have found that brain never stops learning. By travelling and roaming around you will learn to adapt to a new environment and you will get more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
This is how your brain learns to learn. In order keep your brain smooth and healthy you need to keep it updated and working, new and different things make it more lively which in turn makes your body grow happy.
So travelling gets you out of your comfort zone and put brain in a new perspective, it challenges your old perspective. It gets more information and ideas of the world. You get to expand your vocabulary and might help you learn different language. Brain thus appears to be healthy, powerful and informative. The experience you gain through travelling in unmatchable. This is not what a brain can perceive through other’s experiences.
When travelling it is obvious to have interaction with so many new people with different ideologies and mindsets this gives brain new information and it learn new things. This makes your brain work harder and out of its general set to thoughts. Everyone might have heard this phrase about brain that the more it works the more it grows.
Travel happiness is infectious. Some people think that ditching all your modern comforts, friends, family and beloved belongings from home sounds like lunatic but there is something with travelling about travel that infects most with happiness. Perhaps it’s a freedom of being on the roads with no restrictions or chores. This freedom gives the mental peace.
Sometimes for the purpose of mind relaxation, a vacation with your favorite person to your favorite place is all you need. Be it far away or nearby. It is a great way to realign and find balance in your life, resulting in a happier and healthier brain and in actual fact, you.
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What frustrates physicians and patients alike in peripheral neuropathy and chronic pain syndromes is that multiple issues are happening simultaneously. So often it requires considerable work by both patient and doctor to sort out each component properly. In essence, this becomes your treatment project.
The first step in your treatment project has got to be an accurate diagnosis. A detailed exam and some tests will help us map out the best “project” for you.
By reading our articles frequently you’ll get a good idea of what you should be doing on a daily basis with diet, lifestyle and the best home care treatment options to compliment professional treatment.
This is also why neuropathy and chronic pain treatment programs that focus only on stopping the pain process and not enhancing healing are almost always doomed to failure!
So always remember good treatment is a project.
And like all good projects you need a written plan, and somebody to help guide you through the process.
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The Most Comprehensive and Effective Neuropathy Treatment Approach Goes Beyond Medicating Symptoms and Treats the Root Cause.
There is so much more to effective neuropathy treatment than masking symptoms with medications.
Unfortunately, you would hardly know that’s the case, given how the majority of doctors still approach neuropathy treatment. The truth is that relying on the expertise of a doctor who isn’t specifically trained in neuropathy treatment could end up making your neuropathy symptoms worse, not better.
That’s because so many of the drugs that doctors tend to prescribe for neuropathy symptoms like tingling, numbness, and nerve pain have side effects, some of which will intensify over time.
This “one drug fits all” approach often stems from a lack of understanding about the root cause of neuropathy symptoms.
So-called idiopathic neuropathy, for which there is no known cause, may actually be developed over time due to metabolic syndrome—formerly known as pre-diabetes—a condition that will not be addressed at all by traditional symptom-focused drug therapies for neuropathy.
Or worse, if a doctor ignores the neuropathy and attempts to treat metabolic syndrome using medications for lowering cholesterol or blood pressure, your neuropathy symptoms are likely to get worse in reaction to these drugs.
The most effective approach to neuropathy treatment is a multi-modal approach that begins with substantial lifestyle changes and complementary therapies to support your body’s own natural healing process. Work with a trained neuropathy expert on a treatment plan that includes safe weight loss, a healthy neuropathy diet with no sugars or processed foods, and regular moderate exercise.
When you take the wheel of your own neuropathy treatment plan and consult with an expert trained in the best that neuropathy treatment has to offer, your quality of life will improve for the better.
There is a place for prescription medications. But I truly believe that a comprehensive neuropathy treatment approach that goes beyond drugs and puts YOU in the driver’s seat is the best way to begin healing from neuropathic pain.
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You Know That A Healthy Neuropathy Diet Can Make All the Difference in Your Quality of Life with Peripheral Neuropathy. But Do You Know How to Implement This Change in the Best Way?
If you’re been reading for a while, you know that we discuss a healthy neuropathy diet as one of the primary ways to improve your health immediately and over time.
Unfortunately, many neuropathy patients struggle with this lifestyle change. When you are accustomed to processed foods, which typically contain lots of salt and sugar, learning to enjoy leafy green vegetables and other staples of the neuropathy diet can be a challenge.
But it’s well worth it. You’ll begin feeling better overall within a matter of days, and a neuropathy diet offers control over your symptoms which can have both physical and emotional impacts.
So many of the neuropathy patients we see in our clinics are suffering from chronic GI problems—irritable bowel, ulcers, and so on. Those things complicate neuropathic pain and certainly detract from quality of life. They can be precipitated by stress, but often a very poor diet is also to blame.
Here’s why we advocate whole foods for a neuropathy diet. Whole foods simply contain more things that your body needs to heal from neuropathy: vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and water.
Ideally, your neuropathy diet will contain local fresh farmer’s market produce whenever possible. You’ll also want to learn how to flavor and season your food primarily with spices rather than salt.
As with any significant change in your health regimen, talk with your neuropathy specialist about how to begin incorporating a healthy neuropathy diet into your lifestyle in a gradual way.
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Sleep Problems are Common among Neuropathy Patients. Here’s What You Can Do to Make It Better.
Sleep disturbances aren’t unusual for most people during times of stress or illness. But people with neuropathy tend to experience sleep problems more often, and in a more severe way, than the general population.
You may have already experienced how a lack of sufficient restful sleep can negatively impact your daily function. It can also be detrimental to your long-term health and quality of life.
If you’re not getting enough restful sleep, your body’s major systems just aren’t able to recharge like they need to in order to combat neuropathy symptoms. You’ll be noticing more and more weight gain, fatigue, depression, and chronic pain over time as you continue losing sleep.
It’s so important to share information about your sleep problems with your neuropathy specialist, who can build sleep adjustment into your overall treatment plan.
You can also make lifestyle changes starting right away to help improve your sleep quality and reduce neuropathy symptoms. Daily movement or exercise, preferably outdoors for the addition of vitamin D from sunlight, is very important for neuropathy sufferers with insomnia. Stress reduction is another key to healthy sleep to supplement your neuropathy treatment. Make sure to also get enough water and eat foods from a healthy neuropathy diet. Some patients (those without kidney disease) may want to ask their doctors about magnesium supplements.
Another option is the daily use of our home care kit featuring an FDA-approved electrotherapy neurostimulator. By reducing tingling and other symptoms that can distract you from sleep, this daily care program can get help you get more Z’s on a regular basis. The NDGen Home Care Kit also offers automatic shut-off and a timer so that you can safely use it while drifting off to sleep. Take a look at our NDGen neuropathy home care kit.
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A General Doctor or Nutritionist May Be Giving You Outdated Diet Information When It Comes to Managing Diabetic Neuropathy.
You’ll see that I have been mentioning diabetes frequently on this blog. That’s because it is unfortunately such a common precursor to developing symptoms of neuropathy.
And diabetic neuropathy can be painful and difficult to treat. It is frustrating for both doctors and patients!
What seems to be the case is that in general, diabetic neuropathy is not being treated aggressively. Diabetes patients are being told that they should lose some weight and get some exercise. But “some” isn’t good enough when it comes to diabetic neuropathy.
What’s worse, you may have been given specifics about a diabetes diet from a nutritionist, but if you look closely, that diet still contains too many grains and fruits.
With diabetic neuropathy, you will need to keep carbohydrates at an absolute minimum—even “healthy” carbs. Most people with diabetic neuropathy should be restricting carbs to 15 g at one meal.
Of course, talk with your doctor before undergoing any significant health lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. These changes will require you to adjust any medications you are taking for diabetes control, especially insulin. It is dangerous to change your diet or activity level without consulting your doctor.
It’s also important, of course, to be your own best health advocate. Management of your diabetic neuropathy is within your control. The ideal is to work with a trained neuropathy specialist who can tailor your diabetic neuropathy treatment to your own specific health needs and lifestyle. A neuropathy clinician will be interested not only in your lab numbers but in the details of your quality of life and be looking to help you improve on that drastically.
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