Did you know that you could be suffering from brain poisoning right now? Dr. Majid Fotuhi, a neurologist who wrote “The Memory Cure”, speaks about what stress can be doing to your brain:
Stress increases levels of cortisol. Cortisol is the worst poison for your brain. People who have high anxiety and stress all the time have a smaller hippocampus….Size matters: people who have a bigger hippocampus do not develop Alzheimer’s Disease even if they have Alzheimer’s in their brain.
- Reduce the Noise
- Be early–plan 15 minutes ahead of schedule
- Find a stress-reducing strategy that works for you and make it your routine
- Take a nap. I have always been a napper, and it is a great way for me to stop and slow down. Other things that work for me are going for a walk, reading the Bible, and having some tea.
|Noah always calms down during a walk, and it helps reduce my stress as well.
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