Tag Archives: Brain

High Fructose Corn Syrup Slows The Brain Down

A study shows how a fructose high diet slows the brain, hampering learning and memory, and how the disruption can be counteracted with omega-3 fatty acids.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2012.230078 Although prior research has shown how the body is harmed by fructose through its role in obesity and diabetes, this study reveals how the brain is… Read More »

Brain plasticity in drug addiction: Burden and benefit

The human brain is the most complex organ in our body, and is characterized by a unique ability called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity refers to our brain’s ability to change and adapt in its structural and functional levels in response to experience. Neuroplasticity makes it possible for us to learn new languages, solve complex mathematical problems, acquire… Read More »

Lessons From a Traumatic Brain Injury

Anorexia is a tough one. It’s much easier to treat a broken finger. A broken skull is a tough one, too. But it’s much easier to treat than anorexia. Broken bones and anorexia––the two go together, don’t they? The National Institutes of Health finds individuals with anorexia at risk for osteoporosis––and that the eating disorder’s… Read More »

5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »