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The Neuroscience of Changing Your Behavior

Your life literally shapes your brain. The more often you perform an action or behave a certain way, the more it gets physically wired into your brain. This amazing adaptive quality of your brain is known as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity can work both for and against you. Neuroplasticity Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change its[...]

The Link Between Dopamine And Depression (and how to make more)

Depression is a complex illness which can show up very differently in different people. Despite popular theories, the cause of depression is not clearly understood. Whether depression is actually even a disease or a symptom is of current debate. In Depression Is A Symptom, Not The Disease, I wrote: In the 1960s, we were told[...]

Your Brain Shrinks As Your Waist Expands

Numerous studies have documented that as a person’s weight and BMI (body mass index) increases, their brain shrinks in size. Excess weight often leads to obesity and diabetes. These conditions destroy synapses, wither blood vessels in your brain, batter neural pathways, and kill neurons. The result is a smaller brain. One study found that the brains of obese[...]

Four Steps To Take Control Of Your Mind And Change Your Brain

Because of neuroplasticity, the scientifically proven ability of your experiences, behaviors, and thoughts to alter your brain, you are sculpting the physical form and function your brain every day with your life. Most of the time, neuroplastic change happens unconsciously as a result of thought patterns and habitual behaviors we have as we go through[...]

Why You Should Let Your Brain Go Wild

In today’s hurry up, high stress, bad food, sit-all-day societies, we’ve gotten far removed from the way our bodies were biologically designed to live. As civilization has rapidly evolved over the past centuries, the eating, physical activity, sleep and other habits of humans have drastically changed. Our bodies haven’t kept pace with the modern lifestyle[...]

Serotonin’s Role in Depression and Willpower (and how to make more)

Serotonin is a neurochemical that does so many different things in your body that it’s really tough to nail down its function precisely. Your brain’s prefrontal cortex, which primarily controls your personality and executive functioning, relies heavily on serotonin. Your overall mood is greatly influenced by this neurochemical and like Goldilocks, levels need to be[...]