Is Your Brain Talking to You?
Have you ever struggled with attention, focus, concentration, memory or some kind of addiction?
Ever misplaced your keys or eyeglasses? Walked into a room and forgot why?
Noticed your reflexes are a bit slower than they used to be, while driving down a busy highway or playing with the kiddos? [Ref. 1]
You probably chalked it up to stress, lack of sleep, “hormones” or a “Senior Moment.”
Depending on your personality, you probably did one of three things:
- Laughed it off
- Googled it and freaked out … or
- Shrugged your shoulders and resigned yourself to a fate like Aunt Betty’s
Ask yourself … what’s your brain trying to tell you?
It’s trying to get your attention! It’s trying to tell you there’s a deeper problem going on in your brain.
It’s all about your neurons
Your neurons are mis-firing!!!
You may remember from Biology or Health class that neurons are your body’s nerve cells.
There’s about 100 billion neurons in your brain alone. That’s not even counting the ones located throughout your body. Their primary job is to send messages back and forth. [Ref. 2]
If your neurons are mis-firing, that means they can’t talk to each other effectively and can’t send clear messages to your body.
The result? All the stuff I mentioned above.
Think of your neurons like electrical wires. If a wire is frayed, electricity can’t flow smoothly. Same goes for your brain.
Frayed neurons mean your brain operates in fits and starts, instead of operating smoothly. Frayed neurons, like frayed electrical wires, need repair or … they’ll short out and get fried.
You don’t want fried neurons!
How old is your brain?
Mis-firings of your neurons can actually be the first sign of faster brain aging.
A little-known fact is: Your brain can age faster than the rest of your body. [Ref. 3]
Faster brain aging is often a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, other dementias and Parkinson’s.
You don’t have to be Aunt Betty
Now you may believe there’s not much you can do about your brain mis-firings. Luckily, that’s just not true! You CAN (and should) do something. But don’t delay.
The thing is, you need to understand your brain’s messages. You need someone to translate them and know what to do about them.
In fact, all the messages your body (and brain) are telling you are tied together and make up Your health story. Your story may go back further than you think – even decades.
Look for my next post where I’ll share 2 quick ways to understand how your brain is REALLY doing.