Exploring the Wonders of Brain Health: A Journey Beyond the Mind’s Frontiers

When you think about your worries regarding health and aging, what comes to mind? Losing physical abilities might be a concern. However, a survey among aging adults indicates a staggering 62 percent were more apprehensive about losing their cognitivity [1]. As our population grows older, brain health is an increasingly essential matter.

As you delve into the fascinating world of brain health, get ready to enhance your knowledge on this extraordinary organ. This article will lay the groundwork for understanding the most significant aspects of brain function. In subsequent sections, we’ll explore the contributing causes of widespread brain illnesses (e.g., Parkinson’s disease and dementia) while providing natural techniques for preserving optimal brain function.

What Does Your Brain Do?

The human brain is an incredible entity. Although it weighs a mere three pounds, it consumes up to half of your body’s total oxygen during mental activity peaks. Cutting off the blood supply to your brain for just ten seconds would cause you to lose consciousness, while four minutes of restricted blood flow would result in permanent brain damage.

Interestingly, 60 percent of your brain comprises fat, specifically a specialized fat made of nerve cells called neurons. When functioning at full capacity, your brain generates 10 to 23 watts of electricity—sufficient to power a light bulb.

Your brain governs your body through hormonal secretions and neuronal impulses. Responsible for regulating every internal organ function, temperature regulation, digestion, and all automatic processes, it also commands and directs your movements, sensations, and overall health. Furthermore, your brain enables you to think, learn, and comprehend.

However, the majority of humans operate with only three to ten percent of their brain capacity. Your true intelligence—your consciousness and personality—exceeds what your physical brain enables you to comprehend and experience within our Earthly limitations.

What Science Reveals

One of the best explanations connecting scientific aspects of our intelligence to the brain is described in Dr. Eben Alexander’s book, “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.” After falling into a coma caused by E. coli meningitis, Dr. Alexander had a near-death experience (NDE) and gained fascinating insights into the brain’s capacity in relation to our intelligence.

He provides compelling evidence that while our consciousness and intelligence are significantly limited by our human brain on Earth, they become essentially unlimited in other dimensions [2].

Dr. Alexander explores how our brain might obstruct access to knowledge of higher worlds by functioning as a reducing valve or filter. It shifts our broader, non-physical consciousness down into a more limited capacity during mortal life [5].

Nonetheless, mental capacity has “limited duration for the duration of our mortal lives,” and each person must prepare and desire to learn here before they can be taught in the next phase of their existence.

In preparation for unlocking further understanding and tapping into our consciousness and intelligence, we must focus on maintaining a healthy mind right now. The brain holds an incredible ability to reorganize itself and construct new neuronal connections.

To maximize this potential, future articles focusing on brain health will review the following five critical brain functions required for a fulfilling life:

  1. Language
  2. Concentration and attention
  3. Memory
  4. Visual and spatial capacity
  5. Executive functions (e.g., problem-solving, logic, and reasoning)

Additionally, we’ll delve into natural interventions against Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain ailments.

By proactively boosting brain health now, you’re steering the course for personal success, longevity, and unlocking greater understanding—both here and beyond the confines of this world.
[1] Research!America. American speaks: poll data summary. Volume 7. Alexandria (VA); Research!America, 2006. Available at: http://www.researchamerica.org/publications/AmericaSpeaks/AmericaSpeaksV7.pdf.
[2] Alexander III M.D., Eben (2012). Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife (pp. 38-39). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.