Tag: Brain

Soda During Pregnancy May Not Help Baby’s Brain

04_22_sugarA new study found that mothers consuming high amounts of sugar and sugar substitutes during pregnancy, or high sugar consumption during early childhood, was associated with compromised learning and memory skills in children. Alternately, high fruit consumption was found to have the opposite effect….more:…more:  newsweek.

A Neurologist Shows Why Fasting is So Good for Your Brain

fasting is so good“There’s evidence not just from animals but from humans that fasting is good for the body. It will reduce inflammation. It will reduce oxidative stress in organ systems throughout the body. And one thing that happens when you fast that does not happen when you eat three meals a day, is that your energy metabolism shifts so that you start burning fat.:….more:  wakingtimes

How Poverty Changes the Brain

Image result for brain art exhibitionYou saw the pictures in science class—a profile view of the human brain, sectioned by function. The piece at the very front, right behind where a forehead would be if the brain were actually in someone’s head, is the pre-frontal cortex. It handles problem-solving, goal-setting, and task execution. And it works with the limbic system, which is connected and sits closer to the center of the brain. The limbic system processes emotions and triggers emotional responses, in part because of its storage of long-term memory…more:www.theatlantic.com

Your Brain Has A DELETE Button And Here’s How To Use It!


There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is why, to quote another old saw, practice makes perfect. The more you practice piano, or speaking a language, or juggling, the stronger those circuits get…more:  audioboom.com

Faith and the Brain

“A theologian will tell you that faith is essential to religious belief, but our brain-scan research, which we document in our new book, “How God Changes Your Brain,” led us to the conclusion that faith is the most important thing…

BBC: ‘Sugar gel’ Helps Premature Babies Against Brain Damage

premature baby“The Prophet Mohammed instruct Muslims, fifeen Hundered yeas ago, to rub a piece of softened date on the roof of the mouth of a newborn” more Sunnah
 A dose of sugar given as a gel rubbed into the inside of the cheek is a cheap and effective way to protect premature babies against brain damage, say experts.

Dangerously low blood sugar affects about one in 10 babies born too early. Untreated, it can cause permanent harm.

Researchers from New Zealand tested the gel therapy in 242 babies under their care and, based on the results, say it should now be a first-line treatment…more:  www.bbc.com