Does Stress Really Kill Brain Cells?

June 3, 2009 by  
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neural_networkWonder what’s happening in your brain when you’re stressed?

Here are some facts you need to know:

PROBLEM 1: Loss of Brain Tissue from Stress
Stress kills brain cells. UCSF researchers report that stress causes a serious loss of brain tissue from brain cell death. Washington University School of Medicine researchers report that even mild flare-ups of psychological stress damage memory and brain functions.

A major National Institute of Health’s study shows that even mild stress releases a brain enzyme linked to bipolar manic-depressive disorder. This explains why stress leads to disturbed thinking, impaired judgment, impulsivity, and distractibility.


Over 40 years of research and clinical studies have proven that brainwave training can immediately reduce your stress, repair the damage, and train your brain how to avoid future stress-related damage. It is the ultimate stress management tool.

PROBLEM 2: Physical Brain Shrinkage
Many researchers have found that certain thinking patterns damage thinking and memory, and even result in physical brain shrinkage.

Dr Lupien of Montreal’s McGill University studied brains scans of 92 people over 15 years. The brains of those with low self-esteem had shrunk to 20% smaller than those who felt optimistic and good about themselves. The low self-esteem individuals also performed far worse in memory and learning tests.

Research has proven your brain is capable of full recovery. It is actually plastic, and with the correct stimulation can continue to grow even into advanced age.

Researchers Siegfried and Othmer report that frequent brainwave training yields a 23% increase in IQ plus substantial increases in self-esteem, motivation and energy.

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posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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Secrets of Mind-Body Health

April 4, 2009 by  
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Quantum-Self CommunityYou’ve heard the saying, You are what you eat.  But did you know that positive thoughts are just as important to the health of your brain… AND your body too?

Obviously positive thoughts are very important. How we view ourselves, how we perceive the world around us, and how we interact with others have profound effects on  keeping our brain healthy. But it also has a very powerful impact on our overall well-being.

It is widely agreed among the medical profession today that most all disease and negative aging conditions are DIRECTLY tied to stress, and our ability to handle the stress around us. The good news is that this IS  within our control.

No matter what challenges we face, we can choose to  look at the glass as half full, rather than half empty. In fact when you consider the current mess the world economy is in, it becomes even more important to DO something about our mental outlook and stress management.

Why? because when we are stressed our brain focuses down into its older, more primitive centers. Then instead of being able to come up with solutions — we end up trapped in fear and worry cycles that just go on and on. And most of us NEED to come up with some new solutions today.

According to Marilyn Albert, PhD, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University, having a  healthy brain and body requires an ability to adapt to life’s challenges. It also requires that we maintain a degree of control over our lives, and  feel as if we are contributing to our families and to our society.

Her studies showed that two things are important to mind-body health at any age: (1) having stress under control, and (2) and having a solid sense of self worth.