Factors that assist in Neurogenesis (new nerve cells in your brain)

I’ve summarized the pro-neurogenesis and anti-neurogenesis factors found within Sandrine Thuret’s work (PhD Neural Stem Cell Researcher).  Thuret studies adult neurogenesis; the process by which adult brains create new nerve cells. Neurogenesis, or lack thereof, is implicated in depression, dementia, memory, etc.

This blog entry is not meant as an offering of professional advice, but as containing some potentially very valuable information pertaining to the health of one’s brain.  Please take it with a grain of salt (but not a grain of sugar).

More information pertaining to each of these factors is presented in an easy-to-read “5 Minute Book”.  If interested, simply go to the “5 Minute Book” section above, or request a free copy by emailing me at colinbadali@gmail.com

Pro-Neurogenesis

  1. Learning
  2. Intimacy
  3. Running/Exercise
  4. Blueberries
  5. Resveratrol
  6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  7. Calorie Restriction
  8. Flavanoids
  9. Intermittent Fasting
  10. Folic Acid
  11. Zinc
  12. Curcumin
  13. Caffeine

Anti-Neurogenesis

  1. Aging
  2. Stress
  3. Sleep Deprivation
  4. Vitamin E Deficiency
  5. High Sugar
  6. High Saturated Fat
  7. Vitamin B Deficiency
  8. Soft Diet
  9. Vitamin A Deficiency
  10. Ethanol (Alcohol Consumption)
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