The human brain, our beautifully designed master control center, is under attack from many modern environmental issues.Alarmingly, we're seeing increased cognitive impairment from young to old - Autism to Alzheimer's, anxiety, depression, neuro-degenerative diseases (Parkinson's, ALS) brain fog, stroke, memory and neurological issues. Although some of the increase is due to an aging population, we're seeing brain impairment at all age levels and the incidences are getting worse. Losing one's cognitive function is an ultimate fear and exploring the issue of prevention is the subject of this article.
Unlike our ancestors, we now must contend with the daily assault of Wi-Fi, chemicals and what I like to call the "Dirty Dozen for the Brain." Modern technology has improved our lives in a myriad of ways, and we can't live in a bubble. But, to start, let's look at what may be affecting us daily and what we can do to avoid or at least minimize the Dirty Dozen- and keep our brains healthy.