These days it’s easy to feel frazzled and distracted. You may be multitasking and not getting enough sleep. Maybe you’re anxious. And you’re probably not doing enough to help your brain work efficiently. If you want to remain sharp and clear-headed as you age, taking care of your brain should be top of mind.
Accumulation of toxins is associated with cognitive decline, which makes detoxifying essential.
While the brain is designed to detoxify itself, over time this process may become less efficient. Your brain may also be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of toxins it’s exposed to from the environment and your diet. Thankfully, there are ways you can support your brain’s detoxification process. And doing so may increase your “Brainspan.”
What’s Your Brainspan?
Your lifespan is the number of years you’ll spend on this planet. Healthspan is the number of years you will live in good health. Brainspan is the number of years you will live in good health with the healthiest brain possible.
You probably know how much you weigh, and possibly your cholesterol levels and blood pressure. But most people don’t know what their brain is doing. We don’t give our brain the attention it deserves. Yet it controls the heart, gut and every organ in the body. We aren’t taught a lot about how to make it healthier.
Some of the more efficient ways to support your brain’s detox process include:
Toxins lurk everywhere. These include bleach in the laundry room, and chemicals in foods and cosmetics. You’ve got to pee, poop, sweat or breathe out these toxins. When your output is less than your input, your brain’s health may be compromised.
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