Causes of Brain Aging
Hundreds of factors have been shown to cause brain aging. Where do we even start? The key to success is to tackle the stressors in an organized way. Basically, if you can identify and remedy these four main sources of brain stressors, optimal brain power can be achieved, by freeing up your brain for functional enhancement rather than expensing energy repairing the damages cause by brain stress. The four main categories of brain stressors are: Circadian Disruption, Inflammation, Glycemic dysregulation and Emotional stress.
Chronic stress, feeling burned-out, overwhelmed, and lingering negative feelings induced by toxic relationships can all cause brain cell damage and overtime, brain volume loss, setting the stage for depression and dementia.
Sleep deprivation and poor quality of sleep deprive your brain's chances to restore and repair. These are often caused by pain, hormone imbalance, medications, bladder issues or lifestyle habits, just to name a few.
Inflammatory signals sent out by sick organs in conditions like IBS, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, chronic infections and allergies can all cause brain cell damage.
The main culprit is poor diet choices like low fiber, high glycemic index meals, poor meal timing and gut absorption problems.
Your emotional wellbeing depends on balanced neurotransmitters and neurosteroids. Feeling burnout, sense of lack of control, and negative feelings evoked by toxic relationships can all cause brain stress.