BDNF: How Meditation Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia
How Meditation Boosts 'BDNF' — Keeps Dementia, Alzheimer's Away
How Father Time Burgles Our Brains
Think back to watching your childhood saturday morning cartoons. What was the school bully’s official lunch money extortion technique? The shakedown.
In case you forgot how it worked, this method usually involved the overgrown bully picking up his trifocal-tape wearing classmate by the ankles, unrealistic cartoon man-strength on full display.
Like a bottle of ketchup, the bully would then "shake" his mark in every direction — until all designated lunch coinage had fallen from the poor victim's pockets "down" to the ground. That's the shakedown.
What's the link? To the human brain, father time is the cartoon bully.
But instead of losing a few lunch money coins here and there, father time’s shakedowns are relentless, robbing a tiny fraction of our precious brain resources every moment of every day.
Have you ever heard of a teenager with dementia, or a college student with Alzheimer’s? It’s because neurodegeneration occurs as we age, with the slope getting more slippery by the year.
If we had to rank all of the chemicals that father time burgles from our brains, "BDNF" would be #1.
BDNF Is Like "Miracle-Gro" For The Brain
BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) is critical to both long and short term memory, learning, and high-level "meta-thinking," all of which we lose as we grow long in the tooth.
This "king of all neurotrophins" reverses age related brain cell death (via neurogenesis), stimulates fresh neurons and synapses, while fortifying and repairing the neuro-circuitry already in place.
World renowned Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Ratey has said that BDNF is like "Miracle-Gro" for the brain.
When our noggins lose too much of this master molecule, watch out.
Low BDNF levels have been linked to just about every old person brain disorder in the book, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington's, and dementia.
Then, why not go to your local health food store and buy a bottle of BDNF? Because it doesn’t exist.
While fish oil and curcumin boost BDNF in lab animal testing, these two super foods do not show the same positive results in humans.
How Meditation Boosts BDNF By 280%!
To boost this super brain chemical, you must harness your inner pharmacy. And the best way to do that? Meditation.
In 2017, Professor of Clinical Psychology Rael Cahn M.D. and colleagues at University of Southern California (USC) tested 38 people before and after a three month meditation retreat.
Among the many markers put under the microscope was the "Miracle-Gro" for the brain magic molecule — BDNF. What did they find?
Amazingly, at the end of their three month practice, the mindful meditators had boosted their BDNF levels by a gargantuan 280% (from 2513 to 7039 pg/ml)!
That’s an incredible stat. If meditation was a baseball player, a 280%+ BDNF boost would make him a first ballot Hall of Famer.
By filling your brain with this king of all neurotrophins, meditation keeps you smart, happy, and healthy all throughout life, while keeping the typical old age brain degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc.) forever at bay.
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Longevity, Life Extension
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Brain Power, Memory, Focus
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