Leaky Brain Syndrome
Just like your gastrointestinal (GI) tract has a protective barrier protecting it from its surroundings, your brain has its own casing that protects it from your body and bloodstream. It’s called the blood-brain barrier (BBB). And, just like you can get a leaky gut, you can also get a leaky brain.
Basically, when the blood-brain barrier is punctured, ruptured, or loosened, things like heavy metals, toxins, molds, fungi, and chemicals produced by our post-industrial world seep in and wreak havoc. In this article, you’re going to find out a little bit more about the mechanics behind the BBB, what can damage it, and then how to repair and maintain it.
Leaky brain can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s Disease. There are treatment protocols that can assist the brain to heal.
What weakens the Blood-Brain Barrier?
Sleep Deprivation – Your body needs you to sleep and enjoy appropriate amounts of each sleep phase in order to properly regulate the functions and integrity of the BBB.
Excessive Alcohol Intake – The alcohol you drink is essentially ethanol (EtOH), which, among other things, enhances reactive oxygen species (ROS) that damage brain cells.
High Blood Pressure – One study found that the BBB dysfunction present was quite clearly related to the combined effects of elevated blood pressure and cerebral vasodilation (the widening of blood vessels in the brain).
How do you fix a Leaky Blood-Brain-Barrier?
- Limit Alcohol
- Control Blood Pressure
- Caution With High-Fat Diets
- Drink Coffee and/or Tea
- Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve
- Limit Snacking
- Nourish Your Gut
Symptoms of Leaky Brain Syndrome:
- Brain Fog
- Loss of Balance
- Cognitive Decline
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